(Neb)-Kathy Mattea Enchants Chadron Audience
CHADRON - Award-winning country singer Kathy Mattea enthralled an audience at Chadron State College for two hours last to open the Galaxy Series of fine and performing arts events.
Although the concert was in the 700-seat Memorial Hall Auditorium, the show had a much more intimate feeling with just Mattea and guitarist Bill Cooley, her collaborator of more than two decades.
That feeling was exactly what Mattea intended. The 56-year old singer told KCSR news afterward that after 3 decades of traditional large shows, she'd wanted to do something a little different.
Mattea, a native of West Virginia, said she's always had great interaction with her audiences but can have even more now as she tries to make it feel as if she's just entertaining a couple of friends at home.
Mattea had the audience sing along with her on a couple of songs. She says it was a great honor and humbling when she first realized her songs meant so much to fans that they wanted to join in with her.
On stage, she talked about driving up from Denver and how much she liked the the scenery...especially the sunset. After the concert, Mattea spent about 45-minutes signing autographs, posing for pictures, and meeting fans.
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