Chanteuse Country US née le 3 Février 1964 à Nashville (Tennessee).

Before she became a recording artist in her own right, Matraca Berg was a professional songwriter with a strong industry pedigree: her mother was songwriter and session Vocalsist Icee Berg, who helped get her daughter started in the music business as a teenager thanks to her contacts at several music-publishing companies. Berg scored her first success in 1983, teaming with Bobby Braddock to write "Faking Love," which became a number one hit for T.G. Sheppard and Karen Brooks. Berg subsequently spent two years as the keyboardist for the Kevin Stewart Band, then returned to her Nashville songwriting career. She would go on to contribute material to Suzy Bogguss, Patty Loveless, Trisha Yearwood, Reba McEntire, Pam Tillis, Deana Carter, Martina McBride, and many others. Eventually, Berg began to toy with the idea of recording her own compositions, and issued her debut album, Lying to the Moon, on RCA in 1990. The album won numerous critical accolades for its musical eclecticism, thoughtful lyrics, and rootsy, acoustic sound. However, it wasn't a blockbuster, and RCA tried to push Berg in a more contemporary, commercial direction — so much so that they rejected her proposed follow-up album. Berg switched from the label's Nashville division over to the pop side, and many critics felt that the resulting albums, 1991's Bittersweet Surrender and 1993's The Speed of Grace, failed to replicate the strengths of Lying to the Moon. Finally frustrated with RCA's interference, Berg left to sign with the indie label Rising Tide; her first effort, 1997's Sunday Morning to Saturday Night, returned to the style of her debut with (most critics agreed) resounding creative success. Since then, Berg has continued her successful songwriting career, also finding work as a backup session singer; meanwhile, RCA reissued her debut with some bonus tracks as Lying to the Moon & Other Stories. Berg returned to recording in 2010 and cut The Dreaming Fields, on which she wrote or co-wrote every track. It was released by Dualtone in the spring of 2011.

Talents : Singer, Songwriter, Keyboards, Guitar

Style musical : Contemporary Country, Country-Pop

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000 10



1990 CD RCA 2504 (US) . Baby, Walk On
1990 CD RCA 2644 (US) . The Things You Left Undone
1991 CD RCA 2710 (US) . I Got It Bad
1991 CD RCA 2827 (US) . I Must Have Been Crazy
1991 CD RCA 62060 (US) . It's Easy To Tell
07/1997 CD RISING TIDE 56047 (US) . That Train Don't Run
1998 CD RISING TIDE 65409 (US) Back In The Saddle
2009 CD 15 Bottles ? (US)

Gretchen Peters, Suzy Bogguss, Matraca Berg - The Sewanee Sessions - Hammer And Nail / Tomorrow Morning / Camille / Wild Horses / Heartache / Farther Along


1990 CD RCA 2066 (US) LYING TO THE MOON - Things You Left Undone / I Got It Bad / Lying To The Moon / I Must Have Been Crazy / You Are The Storm / Calico Plains / Appalachian Rain / Baby Walk On / Alice In The Looking Glass / Dancin' On The Wire
11/1993 CD RCA 66351 (US) THE SPEED OF GRACE - Slow Poison / Tall Drink Of Water / Let's Face It / I Won't Let Go / Jolene / Guns In My Head / Waiting For The Sky To Fall / Lying To The Moon / Come To Momma / River Of No Return
1997 CD RISING TIDE 53047 (US) SUNDAY MORNING TO SATURDAY NIGHT - Along For The Ride / That Train Don't Run / Back In The Saddle / Here You Come Raining On Me / Some People Fall Some People Fly / Back When We Were Beautiful / Sunday Morning To Saturday Night / Good Ol' Girl / Give Me Tonight / If I Were An Angel / Resurrection
08/1999 CD RCA 67792 (US) LYING TO THE MOON AND OTHER STORIES - Things You Left Undone / I Got It Bad / Lying To The Moon / Calico Plains / Baby Walk On / Back In The Saddle / Appalachian Rain / Back When We Were Beautiful / Along For The Ride / I Must Have Been Crazy / Alice In The Looking Glass / Eat At Joe's
05/2011 CD DUALTONE DTM 1531 (US) DREAMING FIELD - If I Had Wings / You And Tequila / Racing The Angels / Silver And Glass / Clouds / The Dreaming Fields / Oh Cumberland / Your Husband's Cheating On Us / Fall Again / South Of Heaven / A Cold, Rainy Morning In London In June
10/2012 CD PROPER PRPCD 107 (UK) LOVE'S TRUCK STOP - Love's Truck Stop / Her Name Is Mary / Black Ribbons / Foolish Flower / We're Already Gone / I Buried Your Love Alive / Magdalene / My Heart Will Never Break This Way Again / Sad Magnolia / Waiting On A Slow Train / Fistful Of Roses

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