Poets and Prophets: Salute to Legendary Country Songwriter Matraca Berg

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July 18, 2009 - Matraca Berg was elected to the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2008 on the strength of #1 hits such as “Wild Angels” (Martina McBride), “You Can Feel Bad” (Patty Loveless), “XXX’s and OOO’s (An American Girl)” (Trisha Yearwood), and “The Last One to Know” (Reba McEntire). Berg won CMA’s Song of the Year honor in 1997 for “Strawberry Wine” (Deana Carter). The Dixie Chicks, Faith Hill, Gretchen Wilson, and other stars have turned to her catalog for hit material. As a recording artist, the Nashville native charted a handful of singles herself in the 1990s. This interview and performance is illustrated with photos, film footage, and recordings.

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