Web Analytics



Kathy’s collection of songs about coal mining is as thoughtful and sincere as you’d expect from a West Virginia native whose grandfathers were both miners. The tunes vary in vintage from decades-old material like Jean Ritchie’s “Blue Diamond Mines” to Darrell Scott’s relatively recent “You’ll Never Leave Harlan Alive,” but producer Marty Stuart helps to ensure that the thematic unity of Coal is reflected in its spare acoustic sound. Kathy’s vocals are uniformly sterling, as you’d expect, although the whole of Coal comes off a bit tight-laced and polite given its gritty subject matter.

Don’t miss an issue! Subscribe to Nash Country Weekly.


Recent Music Posts More

More News

Couple shines a light on the ups and downs of cancer battle.
Charity Concert Featured Charlie Daniels, Lorrie Morgan, Darryl Worley and more
‘Nashville’ show cast members and Brenda Lee among those who paid tribute to the recipients.
Tanya was impressed with Barrett Baber's rendition.
Five hours of “The Joey+Rory Show” to air with special features.
First snow of the season celebrated with collection of songs recorded this summer.