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Kathy Mattea has risen to near the top of the Nashville ranks because of a haunting, soulful voice, well-produced recordings that have a simple, folkie directness, and, most especially, an amazing talent for picking the best songs being written for the country market, among them "Eighteen Wheels and a Dozen Roses," "Goin' Gone," and the heartbreaking "Where've You Been."

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They just don't make them like this anymore.

What memories this has brought back. Kathy Mattea's voice is totally beautiful! 'Where've you been' still brings a teat to my eye all these years later!

mattea original country

amazing collection of terrific vocals and beautiful instrumentals. She is one of the most talented country music artists I have ever heard. No greed or $$, just love for music.

Kathy Mattea: Collection of Hits

We have enjoyed all of Kathys music and have loved this song and the artist rendition for Years...but now it has special meaning for us...we are living the words and meanings of the song.."Where've You Been". Her voice is so honest and true. God Bless you, Kathy....


Born: June 21, 1959 in Cross Lane, WV

Genre: Country

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Kathy Mattea was one of the most respected female country stars of her era, a commercially successful hitmaker who was able to bring elements of folk, bluegrass, gospel, and singer/songwriter intimacy to her music. Mattea was born in Cross Lane, WV, in 1959 and received classical voice training starting in junior high, but also took up the guitar when she discovered folk music. In 1976, while in college, she joined the bluegrass band Pennsboro and two years later dropped out of school to move to...
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