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Thursday June 27, 2019

From The Advocate

Back from the dark: Faced with career challenges, Kathy Mattea ‘made friends’ with her fear
By: JOHN WIRT

“When Kathy Mattea reached her 50s, there were some nights on stage she sang better than ever. But on other nights, she couldn’t hit notes in songs she’d been singing for decades.

It was a frightening time. The two-time Grammy Award winner wondered if she’d lost the voice she’d used so empathetically in songs such as ‘Eighteen Wheels and a Dozen Roses,’ ‘Walking Away a Winner’ and, a ballad sure to summon tears, ‘Where’ve You Been.’

‘It was like being in a dark room and not being able to find my out,’ Mattea said from her home in Nashville, Tennessee, ahead of her upcoming performance in Baton Rouge on Wednesday, July 3, at the Manship Theatre. ‘I knew I had to let go somehow, but I didn’t even know what to let go of.’ “

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