An Evening with Kathy Mattea


Sunday, October 11, 2009


WVU Creative Arts Center

About the Event

West Virginia native and former WVU student Kathy Mattea is the beloved Grammy-winning singer of such classics as “18 Wheels and a Dozen Roses” and “Where’ve You Been.” Her impressive list of awards and accolades includes two Grammys—one for Best Country Performance/Female and one for Best Southern Gospel, Country Gospel or Bluegrass Gospel Album (Good News); two CMA Female Vocalist of the Year awards; and an ACM Song of the Year award. WVU also awarded Mattea with an honorary doctorate in the arts. Mattea’s music combines elements of folk, bluegrass, gospel and singer/songwriter intimacy. Her newest album, Coal, is a collection of mining songs that was prompted—in part—by the Sago Mine Disaster. It digs into Appalachia’s heart in what Mattea describes as a tribute to “my place and my people.” USA Today calls her “one of Nashville’s most spiritual singers …” This concert promises an exceptional view of the American musical landscape through the eyes of a world-class singer and performer.