Chanteuse Country US née le 21 Juin 1959 à Cross Lane (Virginie de l'Ouest).

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 Nashville. She worked odd jobs and perfected her songwriting, and in 1983 she landed a deal with Mercury on the strength of her demo tape. Her self-titled debut was released in 1984, and the follow-up, From My Heart, appeared the following year; none of the singles from either record managed to breach the Top 20.
However, Mattea's third effort, 1986's folky Walk the Way the Wind Blows, proved to be her breakthrough both critically and commercially. Her cover of Nanci Griffith's "Love at the Five and Dime" was her first Top Five hit, and the record produced three other Top Tens in the title track, "Train of Memories," and "You're the Power." 1987's follow-up album, Untasted Honey, confirmed Mattea's newfound stardom, featuring two number one country hits in "Goin' Gone" and "Eighteen Wheels and a Dozen Roses"; "Untold Stories" and "Life as We Knew It" also made the Top Five. Released in 1989, Willow in the Wind boasted an even stronger folk influence, and it became her first album to go gold on the strength of the number one hits "Burnin' Old Memories" and "Come from the Heart," and the number two "She Came from Fort Worth." Additionally, the album's Top Ten hit "Where've You Been," co-written by her new husband, Jon Vezner, won her a Grammy for Best Female Country Vocal.
Seeking to keep her music fresh by returning to its roots, Mattea made several trips to Scotland in the early '90s, studying the links between country music and traditional Scottish folk. Her own music kept getting rootsier and more eclectic, as 1991's ambitious Time Passes By featured guest spots by Emmylou Harris, folkies the Roches, and Scottish singer/songwriter Dougie MacLean. The album's title track and "A Few Good Things Remain" both hit the Top Ten, but overall the album's singles didn't chart as well as was usual. She subsequently had throat surgery, but recovered fully to record 1992's Lonesome Standard Time, a less ambitious but still eclectic album whose title track was a near-Top Ten hit.
Mattea backed off her critically acclaimed recent sound for 1993's more commercial Walking Away a Winner, whose title track became yet another Top Five hit; however, the same year, she also issued the gospel-oriented Christmas record Good News, which won a Grammy for Best Southern/Country/Bluegrass Gospel Album. After a several-year hiatus, Mattea returned in 1997 with Love Travels, which balanced her folk and mainstream country leanings; it sold decently well, but failed to produce any major singles. Mattea subsequently moved to MCA for 2000's ballad-heavy The Innocent Years, a heartfelt tribute to her ailing father. Wanting to explore her taste for Celtic folk, Mattea hopped labels to Narada, for whom she debuted in 2002 with the eclectic Roses. The holiday album Joy for Christmas Day arrived in 2003, followed by Right Out of Nowhere in 2005. In 2008, Mattea released the bluegrass-centric Coal for the Captain Potato label. Mattea followed it with another collection of songs from mining country entitled Calling Me Home in 2012 for Sugar Hill.

http://www.mattea.com/

http://www.kathymattea.com/

Talents : Vocal, Guitar

Style musical : Contemporary Country, Country-Folk, Country-Pop

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Années en activité :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000 10

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles

09/1983 SP MERCURY 814 375-7 (US) . Street Talk / Heartbeat
01/1984 SP MERCURY 818 289-7 (US) . Someone Is Falling In Love / That's Easy For You To Say
04/1984 SP MERCURY 822 218-7 (US) . You've Got A Soft Place To Fall / Back To The Heartbreak Kid
08/1984 SP MERCURY 880 192-7 (US) . That's Easy For You To Say / Somewhere Down The Road
01/1985 SP MERCURY 880 595-7 (US) . It's Your Repupation Talkin' / Never Look Back
05/1985 SP MERCURY 880 867-7 (US) . He Won't Give In / I Believe I Could Fall In Love With Loving You
09/1985 SP MERCURY 884 177-7 (US) . Heart Of The Country / Talkin' To Myself
02/1986 SP MERCURY 884 573-7 (US) . Love At The Five And Dime / You Can't Run Away From Your Heart
07/1986 SP MERCURY 884 978-7 (US) . Walk The Way The Wind Blows / Come Home
12/1986 SP MERCURY 888 319-7 (US) . You're The Power / Song For The Life
04/1987 SP MERCURY 888 574-7 (US) . Train Of Memories / Evenin'
09/1987 SP MERCURY 888 874-7 (US) . Goin' Gone / Every Love
01/1988 SP MERCURY 870 148-7 (US) Eighteen Wheels And A Dozen Roses / Like A Hurricane
1988 SP MERCURY 870 473-7 (DE) Eighteen Wheels And A Dozen Roses / Goin' Gone
05/1988 SP MERCURY 870 476-7 (US) . Untold Stories / Late In The Day
10/1988 SP MERCURY 872 082-7 (US) . Life As We Knew It / As Long As I Have A Heart
02/1989 SP MERCURY 872 766-7 (US) . Come From The Heart / True North
1989 SP MERCURY MER 294 (UK) Come From The Heart / True North
07/1989 SP MERCURY 874 672-7 (US) . Burnin' Old Memories / Hills Of Alabama
11/1989 SP MERCURY 876 262-7 (US) . Where've You Been / I'll Take Care Of You
1989 SP Supraphon ‎11 0216-7311 (CZ) Eighteen Wheels And Dosen Roses / Goin' Gone
03/1990 SP MERCURY 876 746-7 (US) . She Came From Fort Worth / Here's Hopin'
07/1990 SP MERCURY 875 692-7 (US) . Battle Hymn Of Love (with Tim O'BRIEN) / Leaving West Virginia
10/1990 SP MERCURY 878 246-7 (US) . Few Good Things Remain / Evenin'
03/1991 SP MERCURY 878 934-7 (US) . Time Passes By / What Could Have Been
06/1991 SP MERCURY 868 394-7 (US) . Whole Lotta Holes / Quarter Moon
10/1991 SP MERCURY 868 866-7 (US) . Asking Us To Dance / Where've You Been
1991 CD MERCURY MERCD 338 (US)

Where've You Been / 18 Wheels And A Dozen Roses / Love At The Five And Dime

1991 SP MERCURY MER 338 (EUR) Where've You Been / 18 Wheels And A Dozen Roses
1991 SP MERCURY MER 343 (UK) Asking Us To Dance / What Could Have Been
09/1992 SP MERCURY 864 318-7 (US) . Lonesome Standard Time / Asking Us To Dance
1992 CD MERCURY KPRO1 (US) (promo) Standing Knee Deep In A River (Dying Of Thirst)
02/1993 SP MERCURY 864 810-7 (US) . Standing Knee Deep In A River (Dying Of Thirst) / Listen To The Radio
04/1993 SP MERCURY 862 064-7 (US) . Seeds / Lonely At The Bottom
08/1993 SP MERCURY 862 650-7 (US) . Listen To The Radio / Slow Boat
05/1994 SP MERCURY 858 464-7 (US) . Walking Away A Winner / Cape
1994 CD MERCURY 858 465-2 (NL)

Walking Away A Winner / The Cape / Grand Canyon

1994 CD MERCURY CDP 1245 (US) (promo) Nobody's Gonna Rain On Our Parade
07/1994 SP MERCURY 858 800-7 (US) . Nobody's Gonna Rain On Our Parade / Grand Canyon
11/1994 SP MERCURY 856 262-7 (US) . Maybe She's Human / Who Turned Out The Light
03/1995 SP MERCURY 856 484-7 (US) . Clown In Your Rodeo / Who's Gonna Know
09/1996 SP MERCURY 578 550-7 (US) . Love Travels / I'm On Your Side
1996 CD MERCURY MNCD 131 (US) (promo)

Love Travels (edit) / Love Travels (edit) / Love Travels (album version)

01/1997 SP MERCURY 578 950-7 (US) . 455 Rocket / All Roads To The River
1997 CD MERCURY MNCD 144 (US) (promo)

455 Rocket (LP version) / 455 Rocket (radio edit) / 455 Rocket (radio edit)

02/1999 SP BNA 65645-7 (US) . Among The Missing (with Michael McDONALD) / + Jenna RANDALL
04/2000 SP MERCURY 172 160-7 (US) . Trouble With Angels / Prove That By Me
06/2000 SP MERCURY 172 173-7 (US) . BFD / Innocent Years

 

Albums

03/1984 LP 12" MERCURY 422-818 560-1 M-1 (US) KATHY MATTEA - Street Talk / Someone Is Falling In Love / You've Got A Soft Place To Fall / Takin' The Givin' Away / You Know That I Do / Full Time Love / Somewhere Down The Road / That's Easy For You To Say / Back To The Heartbreak Kid / God Ain't No Stained Glass Window
03/1985 LP 12" MERCURY 422-824 308-1 M-1 (US) FROM MY HEART - It's Your Reputation Talking / I Believe I Could Fall In Love With Loving You / Trail Of Tears / Never Look Back / Heart Of The Country / Ball And Chain / When I'm Over You / Talking To Myself / He Won't Give In / If I Hadn't Met You
09/1986 LP 12" MERCURY 422-830 405-1 M-1 (US) WALK THE WAY THE WIND BLOWS - Walk The Way Wind Blows / Train Of Memories / Reason To Live / Evenin' / Leaving West Virginia / Love At The Five And Dime / You Plant Your Fields / Back Up Grinnin' Again / You're The Power / Song For The Life
09/1987 LP 12" MERCURY 422 832 793-2 Q-1 (US) UNTASTED HONEY - Untold Stories / Life As We Knew It / Eighteen Wheels And A Dozen Roses / Battle Hymn Of Love / Late In The Day / Goin' Gone / Untasted Honey / Like A Hurricane / As Long As I Have A Heart / Every Love
04/1989 LP 12" MERCURY 422 836 950-1 (US) WILLOW IN THE WIND - Come From The Heart / Here's Hopin' / Burnin' Old Memories / She Came From Fort Worth / True North / Hills Of Alabam / Willow In The Wind / Love Chooses You / I'll Take Care Of You / Where've You Been
08/1990 CD MERCURY 842 330-2 (US) A COLLECTION OF HITS - Love At The Five And Dime / Walk The Way The Wind Blows / Train Of Memories / Goin' Gone, Battle Hymn Of Love / Eighteen Wheels And A Dozen Roses / Untold Stories / Life As We Knew It / Few Good Things Remain / Where've You Been
11/1990 CD MERCURY 846 877-2 (US)

Untold Stories - Train Of Memories / Eighteen Wheels And A Dozen Roses / Goin' Gone / Love At The Five And Dime / Come From The Heart / She Came From Fort Worth / Walk The Way The Wind Blows / Where've You Been / Life As We Knew It / Burnin' Old Memories / The Battle Hymn Of Love / A Few Good Things Remain / Untold Stories

03/1991 CD MERCURY 846 975-2 (US) TIME PASSES BY - Time Passes By / Whole Lotta Holes / What Could Have Been / Asking Us To Dance / Summer Of My Dreams / Harley / Quarter Moon / I Wear Your Love / Few Good Things Remain / Ready For The Storm / From A Distance
10/1992 CD MERCURY 314 512 567-2 (US) LONESOME STANDARD TIME - Lonesome Standard Time / Lonely At The Bottom / Standing Knee Deep In A River / Forgive And Forget / Last Night I Dreamed Of Loving You / Listen To The Radio / Slow Boat / 33.45.78 / Amarillo / Seeds
09/1993 CD MERCURY 314 518 059-2 (US) GODD NEWS - What A Wonderful Beginning / There's A New Kid In Town / Brightest And Best / Mary Did You Know / Star, Emmanuel / Somebody Talking About Jesus / Nothing But A Child / Christ Child's Lullabye / Good News
1993 CD MERCURY 964 (US) (promo) GOOD NEWS RADIO SPECIAL - Christmas With Family / Choosing Christmas Songs / Special Gift Of Song / Mary Did You Know
04/1994 CD MERCURY 314-518 852-2 (US) WALKING AWAY A WINNER - Walking Away A Winner / Streets Of Your Town / Maybe She's Human / Clown In Your Rodeo / Who Turned Out The Light / Nobody's Gonna Rain On Our Parade / Another Man / Cape / Grand Canyon / Who's Gonna Know
1994 CD RSM 059 (EUR) ASKING TO DANCE - LIVE IN THE USA 1994 - The Streets Of Our Town / Time Passes By / Standing Knee In A River / Maybe She's Human / Untold Stories / Nobody's Gonna Rain On Our Parade / Clown In Your Rodeo / Love At The Five And Dime / Asking Us To Dance / Where've You Been / Walking Away The Winner / Train Of Memories / 18 Wheels And A Dozen Roses / Life As We Knew It
1994 CD Polygram DMN-7020 (US)

Now And Then - Love At The Five And Dime / 18 Wheels And A Dozen Roses / Time Passes By / Lonesome Standard Time / You I Love / Mary Did You Know

1995 CD Polygram DMN-7040 (US)

Special Collection - Walking Away A Winner / Grand Canyon / Whole Lotta Holes / Lonely At The Bottom / Time Passes By / Lonesome Standard Time / You I Love / Mary Did You Know

1995 CD MERCURY 314 528 006-2 (US)

Ready For The Storm - Favorite Cuts - Rock Me On The Water / Last Night I Dreamed Of Loving You / Nobody's Gonna Rain On Our Parade / Ready For The Storm / I Will / Standing Knee Deep In A River / Untasted Honey / Mary Did You Know / Asking Us To Dance / Few Good Things Remain / Summer Of My Dreams / Late In The Day

02/1997 CD MERCURY 314-532 899-2 (US) LOVE TRAVELS - Love Travels / Send Me Angels / Patiently Waiting / If That's What You Call Love / Further And Further Away / 455 Rocket / I'm On Your Side / Bridge / All Roads To The River / End Of Time / Beautiful Fool
05/2000 CD MERCURY MNRF-02043-2 (US) (promo) THE INNOCENT YEARS - The Innocent Years / Trouble With Angels / Why Can't We / Prove That By Me / Callin' My Name / Out Of The Blue / I Have Always Loved You / My Last Word / Trust Me / That's The Deal / The Innocent Years (reprise) / BFD
05/2000 CD MERCURY 088 170 130-2 (US) THE INNOCENT YEARS - The Innocent Years / Trouble With Angels / Why Can't We / Prove That By Me / Callin' My Name / Out Of The Blue / I Have Always Loved You / My Last Word / Trust Me / That's The Deal / The Innocent Years (reprise) / BFD
07/2002 CD NARADA 7243-8-12485-2-2 (US) ROSES - That's All The Lumber You Sent / They Are The Roses / Guns Of Love / Ashes In The Wind / I'm Alright / Till I Turn To You / Come Away With Me / Who We Are / Junkyard / Isle Of Inishmore 1 / Isle Of Inishmore 2 / Slender Threads That Bind Us Here
09/2003 CD NARADA 70876-18072-2-6 (US) JOY FOR CHRISTMAS DAY - Christmas Collage / Unto Us A Child Is Born / Angels We Have Heard On High / Straw Against The Chill / Baby King / When The Baby Grew Up / Hark The Herald Angels Sing / O Come All Ye Faithful / All Because Of Him / Sing Mary Sing / There's Still My Joy
09/2005 CD NARADA 70876-75736-2 (US) RIGHT OUT OF NOWHERE - Right Outta Nowhere / Gimme Shelter / Hurt Some / Love's Not Through With Me Yet / Loving You, Letting You Go / Live It / I Hope You're Happy Now / Down On The Corner / Only Heaven Knows / Give It Away / Wade In The Water
08/2006 CD MERCURY B0007233-02 (US) THE DEFINITIVE COLLECTION - Street Talk / Love At The Five And Dime / Walk The Way The Wind Blows / You're The Power / Train Of Memories / Goin' Gone / Eighteen Wheels And A Dozen Roses / Untold Stories / Life As We Knew It / Come From The Heart / Burnin' Old Memories / Where've You Been / She Came From Fort Worth / The Battle Hymn Of Love / Time Passes By / Lonesome Standard Time / Standing Knee Deep In A River (Dying Of Thirst) / Walking Away A Winner / 455 Rocket / Mary, Did You Know?
04/2008 CD CAPTAIN POTATO 7653260-2 (US) COAL - The L&N Don't Stop Here Anymore / Blue Diamond Mines / Red-Winged Blackbird / Lawrence Jones / Green Rolling Hills / Coal Tattoo / Sally In The Garden / You'll Never Leave Harlan Alive / Dark As A Dungeon / Coming Of The Roads / Black Lung - Coal
09/2012 CD SUGAR HILL 14085-2 (US) CALLING ME HOME - A Far Cry / Gone, Gonna Rise Again / The Wood Thrush's Song / West Virginia Mine Disaster / The Maple's Lament / Hello, My Name Is Coal / Calling Me Home / Black Waters / West Viriginia, My Home / Agate Hill / Now Is The Cool Of The Day / Requiem For A Mountain

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