Country artist Kathy Mattea has signed with International Music Network. "I am interested in concentrating more on performing arts centers and listening rooms, and less on the fairs and sheds," she says. "I want to work less, but play more quality dates, and IMN knows how to put together these more specialized tours."
She has also signed a new recording contract with Narada Productions, which is part of the Virgin Music Group.
Mattea's manager, Marc Dottore with TBA Entertainment, notes, "Kathy is a significant artist who has grown beyond the narrow confines of her genre. The unique marketing partnership between Narada and its parent company Virgin will expose Kathy to a much broader audience than the traditional Nashville system."
Regarding the change in booking agencies, "IMN represents the cream of the crop in world, jazz, folk and roots music," he adds. "Kathy's passion for music, spirituality and the creative process makes her a perfect fit on the IMN roster."