Mary Gauthier nominated for Album of the Year at the 2018 Americana Music Association Awards

Mary Gauthier nominated for Album of the Year at the 2018 Americana Music Association Awards

Mary Gauthier - Rifles & Rosary BeadsCongratulations to Mary Gauthier whose album Rifles & Rosary Beads has been nominated in the Album of the Year category at the 2018 Americana Music Association Awards.

The album, which was released back in January to critical acclaim, features eleven songs co-written with and for wounded veterans as part of the five-year-old SongwritingWith:Soldiers programme. You can find out more in the video playlist below and read some excerpts from the reviews.

Rifles & Rosary Beads is available now from Propermusic, Amazon, HMV, iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify and all good music retailers and services.

“With Rifles & Rosary Beads, she’s created her most impressive and affecting work yet.”
★★★★★ The Independent & i

“(The songs) are often exceptional and Stronger Together, written with Jennifer Marino, is truly powerful. This is a very good Mary Gauthier album with some outstanding compositions.”
★★★★★ Country Music People

“An astonishingly emotive collection of songs”
★★★★★ Scottish Daily Express

“Bullet Holes In The Sky is, as claimed, the highlight of the album, but there are many others. In fact, it’s difficult to find moments that don’t work.”
★★★★ RnR Magazine

“This is a record that shows the power of art to help to heal and to help to find a way to express the inexpressible. Each song is a mini-masterpiece: there isn’t one moment that doesn’t ring true. It’s a record that humbles you to hear it with its unheard stories. It is certainly Gauthier’s masterpiece, and a record that genuinely has helped to change lives, a wonderful piece of art.”
9 / 10Americana UK

About the Americana Honors and Awards:
The Americana Honors & Awards Show, takes place at the Ryman Auditorium on September 12, 2018.
Each year the Americana Music Association® honors distinguished members of the music community. Six member-voted awards and several Lifetime Achievement Awards are handed out while over 2000 artists, music-loving fans and entertainment industry executives look on.