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Occurs on Thursday February 20 2020

Approximate running time: 1 hour and 40 minutes

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Courtroom Theater
111 N. Tennessee St.
McKinney TX 75069

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× Tickets are reserved seating, $45 per person with discounts for Bravo Club members, subscribers, seniors 65+, children and students 6-22. After selecting your tickets, use the drop down menu for each ticket to access the available discounts.

Hailed by The Washington Post as “one of Nashville's finest song interpreters", Kathy Mattea has enjoyed the kind of success many artists only dream of: 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 that she describes as her “dark night of the soul,” a trying time of personal anguish and professional uncertainty that threatened to silence her permanently.

“The hardest thing was facing the question of whether I would still be able to sing well enough to enjoy it. That was the acid test for me, and I had to be willing to walk through a process that bumped me up against the very real possibility that, in the end, the answer might be “No.” Instead, Mattea dug in with a vocal coach, re-committed to her music, and, working with her old friend and music roots wizard Tim O’Brien, emerged with the most poignant album of her career, “Pretty Bird.”

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 and Americana music’s most enduring and beloved figures.


Presented by McKinney Performing Arts Center with support from our generous sponsors:
McKinney Community Development Corporation
Emerson Automation Solutions
and Sheraton McKinney

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