President's Signature Concert: Kathy Mattea
One of the most respected female country stars of her era, Mattea brings elements of folk, bluegrass and gospel to her music. With a gorgeous alto, Mattea pays tribute to her Appalachian roots, covering classics by Hazel Dickens, Alice Gerrard and Jean Ritchie.
Mattea is a repeat winner of the Country Music Association’s Female Vocalist of the Year, and won her first Grammy Award for Best Female Country Vocal in 1990 for her Top Ten hit “Where’ve You Been,” which was co-written by her husband, Jon Vezner. She won another Grammy in 1993 for her gospel oriented Christmas album, Good News.
Whether performing in a small acoustic band or with a full symphony, Mattea has an innate ability to connect intimately with any audience.