Okay, I've actually met her, and only recently found out that she's a Grammy winning country singer. Yes, I am dumb. However, I know her voice is good, but I haven't heard one of her songs. Is there anybody out there who knows her stuff? What should album should I pick up, or what individual songs should I download?
"You gotta hate somebody before this is over. Them, me, it doesn't matter."
"Hate, who do I hate? You tell me."
"Who do you love?"
-Wintermute to Case in William Gibson's Neuromancer
As I'm not a big Kathy Mattea fan myself, there's not much I can give you in the way of personal recommendations. IMHO her best single was "Eighteen Wheels And A Dozen Roses", while her best overall album (again, IMHO) was 1994's Walking Away a Winner. For more info on Ms. Mattea I would direct you to her official web site (which you can access if you Click Here). I would also suggest you check out her page at Amazon.com (Click Here to go there). The Amazon.com site has a couple of free downloads along with her discography and a selection of thirty-second clips of many of her songs (not to mention a few customer reviews to help guide you in your selection; just click on "All albums by this artist" and then click on the individual album titles for clips and reviews, and yes, I am that old that I still call them albums and not CD's). Hope this helps.
The without Jim part isn't even that important if done nicely. I just think its kinda weird ad lame to neglect their drummer..yet perhaps they asked him and he just shrugged prompting them to go to someone else..