Nashville songwriter Gretchen Peters who has penned popular tunes for country queens Martina McBride and Faith Hill is releasing her new album, Burnt Toast & Offerings, in August and hopes the songs inspired by her divorce dont come across as man-bashing anthems.
Peters explains, I joke around that its my divorce album because I wrote it during a really difficult and emotional time in my life, but its not a CD with a bunch of bitter lyrics where I bash my ex-husband and the entire male population.
Instead, Peters chose to focus on the liberating affect that her divorce had on her life, since her former husband of 23 years was also her business manager, producer, and agent during their relationship.
Says Peters: There was so much co-dependence in our marriage that I never thought I could do anything on my own, but now I can!
And while Peters believes her story will hit close to home for many women, so far, shes getting good reception from men too.
She says, My guy friends really appreciate that I dont bash men in my songs. Everyone needs to remember that there are always two sides to a divorce.
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