Paula Cole (born April 5, 1968) is an American singer-songwriter. After performing as a vocalist on Peter Gabriel’s 1993–1994 Secret World Tour, she released her first album, ‘Harbinger’. As a result of the record label folding soon after release, the album failed to take off. Her second album, This Fire (1996), brought her worldwide acclaim, peaking at number 20 on the Billboard 200 album chart and producing two hit singles, the triple-Grammy nominated “Where Have All the Cowboys Gone?”, which reached the top ten of the Billboard Hot 100 in 1997, and “I Don’t Want to Wait”, which was used as the theme song of the television show Dawson’s Creek. She won the Grammy Award for Best New Artist in 1998.