Matraca Berg

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Decades: 1990s
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3 February 1964, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The song ‘Appalachian Rain’, on 90s country singer Berg’s first album, is about an unmarried mother moving away to have her baby, and she explained, ‘It is what happened to my mom; and in the song I tried to deal with how she must have felt, and what I wished had happened to my father.’ Berg is one of the few country singers to have been born in Nashville and her mother, Icee Berg, who died when Matraca was 20, was a songwriter and backing vocalist. Matraca Berg and Bobby Braddock wrote a US country number 1 for T.G. Sheppard and Karen Brooks, ‘Faking Love’, and she followed it with another chart-topper, ‘The Last One To Know’ for Reba McEntire. Her songs, usually for female artists, include ‘Eat At Joe’s’, ‘Diamonds And Tears’, ‘Hey Cinderella’, ‘Give Me Some Wheels’ (all recorded by Suzy Bogguss), ‘Walk On’ (Linda...

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