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Songwriter Session: Mary Gauthier

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Mary Gauthier started recording in her mid-30s and received praise for the fearlessness, honesty and compelling characters in her songs. Her 2005 breakout album, Mercy Now, landed on numerous "best of" lists, and that same year, Gauthier won the Americana Music Association’s New Artist of the Year award. Her 2018 album, the Grammy-nominated Rifles & Rosary Beads, features songs co-written with military veterans and their families. Gauthier’s songs have been recorded by Bobby Bare, Jimmy Buffett, Tim McGraw, Blake Shelton and Sam Williams, and were featured on the television series "Nashville." Gauthier also is an in-demand teacher of songwriting. In July 2021, she released her book "Saved by a Song: The Art and Healing Power of Songwriting."