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Kathy Mattea, ‘Calling Me Home’ Album Due Sept. 11
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 the Appalachian heritage of the West Virginia-born singer...
Rockin’ Acoustic Circus Finding ‘Key’ to Bluegrass Success
Rockin’ Acoustic Circus Finding ‘Key’ to Bluegrass Success
If Rockin' Acoustic Circus doesn't sound quite like the name of your typical bluegrass band, that's because they're anything but. Mixing musical influences and bridging generations but all the while building their unique sound with traditional bluegrass instruments, the Oklahoma-based group features veteran guitarist Rick Morton at the helm...
Fans Find Key to ‘CMA Awards Vault’ in New Book
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 in 1967, when it was broadcast on radio, through the glitz and glamor of last year's festivities a
Kathy Mattea Digs In for Her ‘Coal’ Journey
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 to pay homage to her family members, friends and neighbors whose lives were centered on mining...
Tin Pan South 2010 Recruits Trace Adkins, Heidi Newfield, James Otto + More
Tin Pan South 2010 Recruits Trace Adkins, Heidi Newfield, James Otto + More
Tin Pan Alley and its famous Brill Building was New York City's claim to fame for songwriters in the 1950s and 1960s. Tin Pan South is Nashville's claim to fame every spring, and this year is no exception. Trace Adkins, Trent Tomlinson, Marc Broussard and Kathy Mattea are among the 200-plus songwriters who will grace performance stages throughout Nashville during the 18th annual Tin Pan South fest
Best Country Albums of 2008:No. 8
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 on her soul when she sings coal classics like 'Dark as a Dungeon,' 'Blue Diamond Mines' and 'Black Lung.' P... Read More ...

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