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Friday August 24, 2018

From Parade

Exclusive Premiere: Kathy Mattea Shares the Compassionate ‘Mercy Now’
By: Laura B Whitmore

Like a hand extended to help you on your path, Kathy Mattea’s new song, “Mercy Now” reaches out to touch the listener with a message of empathy. The song is from Mattea’s new album, Pretty Bird, releasing on September 7. Gorgeously performed, this tender prayer for understanding benefits from Mattea’s simple yet masterful delivery.

She shares, “This song is written by Mary Gauthier, a songwriter’s songwriter here in Nashville. I found myself listening to it for my own solace, and decided that if I could learn to sing it, I’d get to live with it every night. I tried for months to sing it, had to shelve it, brought it back out, and was finally able to find a point of view that felt like my own. Bill Cooley, my longtime guitarist, came up with a wonderful hymn-like arrangement, and when I sing it, I think of it as a prayer.”

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