With songwriting as powerful as hers, there’s no need to go looking for qualifiers. She’s a unique, intrinsically valuable musical voice. And there’s never a surplus of those.
– Randy Lewis, LA Times
The Associated Press named Mary Gauthier as one of the best songwriters of her generation. Her most recent release in 2018, Rifles & Rosary Beads (a collection of songs co-written with wounded veterans) was nominated at the 61st GRAMMY Awards (2019) for Best Folk Album. The record was also nominated for Album of the Year by the Americana Music Association, and named Album of the Year by Folk Alliance International. That same year, Mary was crowned the title of International Artist of the Year by The Americana Association UK.
Mary is a published author too. Her debut book, Saved by a Song explores the healing power of songwriting, and has received great praise among industry peers and enthusiasts alike.
Her songs have been recorded by dozens of artists, including Jimmy Buffett, Boy George, Blake Shelton, Tim McGraw, Bettye Lavette, Mike Farris, Kathy Mattea, Bobby Bare, Amy Helm, and Candi Staton. Her songs have been featured ABC TV’s Nashville and Paramount’s Yellowstone.