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Friday June 30, 2017

From Albuquerque Journal

Country-bluegrass star Kathy Mattea to perform at ABQ BioPark
By: Adrian Gomez

After more than 30 years in the music industry, Kathy Mattea still takes one day at a time.

In fact, she’s slowly working on music for a new album – and she’s not in a rush.

“Things are good; I had a birthday yesterday,” she says during an interview on June 22. “I’ve had this creative surge in the last year. I’m feeling inspired and excited to see what is next.”

Mattea’s music is difficult to put into one genre. Known primarily as a country singer, she also dabbles in bluegrass, folk and Celtic music.

Over the course of her career, she’s charted more than 30 songs, including 12 in the top 10. “Goin’ Gone,” “Eighteen Wheels and a Dozen Roses,” “Comes From the Heart” and “Burnin’ Old Memories” reached No. 1.

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