What the press is saying
"…Rifles & Rosary Beads, is not only one of the most arresting American singer-songwriter records in recent years, but one of the most vital pieces of art to come out of those two wars.”
-Rolling Stone Country
"You'll be hard-pressed to hear a more powerfully moving work than Rifles & Rosary Beads - this year, or any other."
"The importance of this effort cannot be overstated."
-Country Standard Time
"The album's honesty and insight into an often overlooked aspect of American democracy - the on-the-ground experiences of soldiers and, especially, the aftermath of their time in combat - is a gift in a contemporary moment full of chatter and political rhetoric."
-NPR World Cafe
"Rifles & Rosary Beads' gives veterans and their spouses a voice, a chance to find in song the words that foster growth in the midst of trauma...Gauthier and her co-writers deliver an album of songs that momentarily make the burdens of these men and women lighter, for in these songs they've found the care and empathy of a listening stranger who sits not in judgment but embraces in love."
(2019) Rifles & Rosary Beads Named Best Album of The Year at International Folk Music Awards
(2019) Rifles & Rosary Beads Nominated for GRAMMY Award for Best Folk Album of the Year
(2019) Mary Gauthier Named International Artist of the Year by The Americana Association UK
(2018) Rifles & Rosary Beads, Nominated for Album of the Year by The Americana Music Association
(2018) Rifles & Rosary Beads Named #1 Best Singer/Songwriter Album of 2018 by LA Times
(2018) “War After The War” Named #1 Song of the Year by NPR/Malcolm Gladwell
(2015) Mary Gauthier Nominated for GLADD Outstanding Music Artist of the Year at 26th Annual GLAAD Media Awards
(2014) Trouble and Love Named One of Best 40 Country Albums of 2014 by Rolling Stone Magazine
(2014) "Mercy Now” Named One of Saddest 40 Country Songs of All Time by Rolling