Matraca Berg is probably my favorite Nashville-based songwriters. Heck, she's one of my all-time favorite singer-songwriters period.
Most of you right now are saying "Who?"
Here's Matraca singing her CMA-winning song "Strawberry Wine" (originally recorded by Deana Carter):
See what I mean?
Her 1997 album Sunday Morning to Saturday Night--long out of print--is spectacular. If you listen to "Back When We Were Beautiful" and don't shed a tear, you're not human.
Here's her official Website: http://www.matracaberg.com/ where you'll find a few more videos and lots of other info.
She almost never tours these days but sometimes appears at the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville. If you live in Glasgow or South Yorkshire then I'm very jealous because she's appearing in a couple of weeks with Gretchen Peters & Suzy Bogguss for a couple of concerts.