Kathy Mattea

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…
Bluegrass Music Award Nominations Announced
Nominations for the 19th annual International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Awards were announced at Nashville's Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Thursday. On hand to reveal the nominees were Kathy Mattea and the host of this year's show, nine-time IBMA Entertainer of the Year De…