Good News (Kathy Mattea album)

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Good News
Studio album by Kathy Mattea
Released September 21, 1993 (1993-09-21)
Genre Country
Length 37:59
Label Mercury
Producer Brent Maher
Kathy Mattea chronology
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Good News is the first album of Christmas music released by American country music artist Kathy Mattea. It was released in late 1993 on Mercury Records. "Mary, Did You Know?" and "What a Wonderful Beginning" were both covered by Kenny Rogers (the former, as a duet with Wynonna Judd) on his 1996 Christmas album The Gift. "Brightest and Best" is the only traditional song covered here.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "What a Wonderful Beginning" (Austin Cunningham, Allen Shamblin) – 3:54
  2. "There's a New Kid in Town" (Don Cook, Curly Putman, Keith Whitley) – 3:58
  3. "Brightest and Best (Star of the East)" (Traditional, arr. by Kathy Mattea, Brent Maher) – 3:30
  4. "Mary, Did You Know?" (Buddy Greene, Mark Lowry) – 3:17
  5. "The Star" (Pete McCann) – 3:55
  6. "Emmanuel" (Kye Fleming, Janis Ian) – 2:59
  7. "Somebody Talkin' About Jesus" (Mattea) – 2:19
  8. "Nothing but a Child" (Steve Earle) – 4:02
  9. "Christ Child's Lullaby" (Mattea, Dougie MacLean) – 4:21
  10. "Good News" (Rob Mathes) – 5:34

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1993) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 51


  • Allmusic (see infobox)