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Kathy Mattea, ‘Calling Me Home’ Album Due Sept. 11
Kathy Mattea, whose 2008 album of Appalachian mining songs, Coal, earned a Grammy nomination and topped the Billboard Bluegrass Albums chart, will release the follow-up to that collection on Sept. 11, 2012. Calling Me Home, on Sugar Hill Records, is described by the label as delving even deeper into…
Fans Find Key to ‘CMA Awards Vault’ in New Book

The Boot contributor Deborah Evans Price is the author of 'The CMA Awards Vault,' which gives readers unprecedented access to the annual Country Music Association Awards, regarded as 'Country Music's Biggest Night.' The coffee table sized book traces the history of the awards show from its beginning…
Tim O’Brien Serves Up Tasty ‘Chicken & Egg’
Grammy-winning artist Tim O'Brien addresses the age-old question of "which came first" with the simultaneous release of both 'Chicken & Egg,' the multi-instrumentalist's 13th solo album, out this week on Howdy Skies Records.
Labeled a "master of American folk music, Irish music, Sc…
Kathy Mattea Digs In for Her ‘Coal’ Journey
Kathy Mattea says if you want to know about her inspiration, listen to her latest album.
Little did the Grammy-winning singer-songwriter know that when she released 'Coal' in 2008, it would launch something of an adjunct career for her. At the time, she thought of the 11-track CD as a way t…
Best Country Albums of 2008:No. 8
'Coal,' Kathy Mattea
Standout Song: 'The L&N Don't Stop Here Anymore'
Mattea and producer Marty Stuart create a masterpiece that mines one of country music's richest song traditions. Mattea's grandfathers both worked in coal, and you can hear its dark tug o…

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