Kathy Mattea At Grand Ole Opry
Kathy Mattea is a country and bluegrass singer whose music is infused with folk and Celtic elements. She grew up in Cross Lanes, West Virginia and discovered her love of music at Girl Scout camp. After moving to Nashville, Mattea worked as a tour guide at the Country Music Hall of Fame, sang backup vocals, and recorded demos for songwriters before she was signed to a record label. Mattea has recorded 17 albums and has 30 charting singles to her name. Her No. 1 hits include “Goin' Gone,” “Eighteen Wheels and a Dozen Roses,” “Come from the Heart,” and “Burnin' Old Memories.” Her music ranges from country-pop to stripped-down mountain music. Mattea's introspective, socailly-conscious lyrics show off her folk music influences.