about Andrew Peterson

Hometown:
Monticello, IL

Dogs or Cats?
One dog. Six chickens. 12,000 bees.

Morning person or night owl?
Both.

Siblings, Family Size?
Three siblings. Middle child.

Do you have kids?
Three.

1st record you ever bought:
Hysteria, Def Leppard

Top 3 favorite albums of all time?
Paul Simon/Graceland

Rich Mullins/A Liturgy, a Legacy, and a Ragamuffin Band

Marc Cohn/Marc Cohn

Bonus: Counting Crows/August and Everything After

Guilty Pleasure music?
None.

What was your first concert?
Petra, Beat the System Tour.

You have a night off, what are you watching?
Some BBC mystery show.

What was the last movie that moved you/made you laugh out loud/inspired you?
La La Land.

Top 3 Favorite Movies?
La La Land

Braveheart

Warrior

Sing Street

And Three Amigos.

Last book you read OR your current favorite book?
Last read: H Is for Hawk by Helen MacDonald

Current favorite: Jayber Crow, Wendell Berry

What are your favorite books?
Lord of the Rings (Tolkien), Gilead (Robinson), Pilgrim at Tinker Creek (Dillard), Book of the Dun Cow (Wangerin), Till We Have Faces (Lewis), The Great Divorce (Lewis), Surprised by Hope (Wright), Godric (Buechner), Watership Down (Adams), Orthodoxy (Chesterton).

Which Bible character do you most identify with?
Probably the one who was a songwriter who believed in God but who was always screwing up.

Favorite Sports Team?
Cubs, since I was little.

Favorite place in the entire world?
Wherever my family is. Which is usually our home in Nashville.

How many states have you been to?
50.

Which countries have you traveled to?
Sweden, Holland, Denmark, Norway, England, Ireland, Wales, Scotland, France, Switzerland, Italy, Honduras, Ecuador, Bolivia, Canada, Mexico.

What was your dream job when you were a kid?
Being an author or musician or filmmaker.

Person you got nervous meeting and why?
Emmylou Harris. Because she’s Nashville’s Galadriel.

What’s on the top of your bucket list?
Don’t have one.

A random/ interesting fact about you:
I can clap with one hand.