Two GRAMMY wins, four CMA Awards, four #1 country singles, and five gold albums (plus a platinum collection of her greatest hits). The dream almost ended though, when Mattea entered her 50s and began to find her voice changing.
What followed was a three year journey through life challenges and vocal glitches, a trying time of personal anguish and professional uncertainty that threatened to silence her permanently. Mattea dug in with a vocal coach, re-committed to her music, and emerged with the most poignant album of her career, “Pretty Bird”, a chronicle of her journey, song by song, back to singing for the sheer joy of it.
Exquisitely arranged and delivered with the kind of subtlety and nuance that can only come from a lifetime of heartbreak and triumph, ‘Pretty Bird’ is a title Kathy Mattea inhabits quite literally, and it’s a welcome reintroduction to one of country music’s most enduring and beloved figures.