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Monday March 16, 2020

From CMT

Women’s History Month: The Shifting Landscape of the ’70s and ’80s
By: Edward Morris

Kathy Mattea will probably always be most fondly remembered for her majestic and tear-inducing 1989 single, ‘Where’ve You Been,’ which, while ascending only to No. 10, earned her two Grammys. Originally a bluegrass singer, Mattea came to Nashville and embraced country in the early 1980s. Like Crystal Gayle, Mattea was produced by the hitmaking Allen Reynolds. Among Mattea’s other singles that have since become standards are the No. 1s ‘Going Gone,’ ‘Eighteen Wheels and a Dozen Roses,’ ‘Come From the Heart and ‘Burnin’ Old Memories.’ She was voted the CMA’s top female vocalist in 1989 and 1990 and won another Grammy for her 1993 album Good News.

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