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The Speed of Grace Matraca Berg is best known as a songwriter to the stars (Reba McEntire, Trisha Yearwood, Patty Loveless), but that's selling her mighty short. This...The Speed of GraceCountry Matraca Berg is best known as a songwriter to the stars (Reba McEntire, Trisha Yearwood, Patty Loveless), but that's selling her mighty short. This...1994-03-04
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The Speed of Grace

Genre: Country; Lead Performer: Matraca Berg; Producer (group): RCA

Matraca Berg is best known as a songwriter to the stars (Reba McEntire, Trisha Yearwood, Patty Loveless), but that’s selling her mighty short. This sophomore effort finds Berg cutting her country ties (except for a spacey cover of Dolly Parton’s ”Jolene”), leaning instead toward moody, soft-rock grooves. Although this outing doesn’t match the emotional assault of her 1990 debut, Lying to the Moon, Berg still exhibits understated passion in a voice that can whisper and whoop with equal conviction.

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