It’s never too late to live your dream.

Mary Gauthier didn’t write her first song until she was 35, but when she did, she had plenty of real-life experiences to pull from. Her formative years were chaotic, and Gauthier spent years on the run, trying to find solace in a world where she felt she didn’t quite fit. Her journey took her down some dark paths, but when she pulled herself up and grabbed a guitar, she finally found what she was looking for.

After woodshedding at countless open mics and coffeehouses, Mary independently released her debut, Dixie Kitchen, in 1997, and to her surprise, she was nominated for Best New Contemporary Folk Artist at the Boston Music Awards. Drag Queens in Limousines followed in 1999, and it was a career-changing album for the still-fledgling singer/songwriter. Her unique brand of intimate country-folk made her a favorite among live audiences, and critics took notice as well. It wasn’t long before the major labels came knocking. 

She’s since released four more proper albums (including two for Lost Highway, a division of Universal Music), as well as a collection of early recordings and a stripped-down companion piece to her most recent set of songs. She’s had her songs recorded by numerous artists, including Jimmy Buffett, Tim McGraw, and Blake Shelton, and had her Mercy Now album named the #6 Album of the Decade by No Depression magazine.

Mary has sold her music with CD Baby since the beginning, and it’s a relationship she values, especially with her busy career. “CD Baby has always been a part of my team, always paid me properly and promptly, and always been at the cutting edge of new technology,” she says.

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