Engine 145 named “Dreaming Fields” #3 in their Best Albums of 2011 list:
It had been nearly 12 years between Berg albums. The Dreaming Fields was more than worth the wait. “You and Tequila,” co-written with Deana Carter, got the lion’s share of attention in 2011 thanks to Kenny Chesney and Grace Potter’s recording, but it’s just one in a collection of 11 stellar songs; from the piano-laced title track about the death of the family farm (which also appeared on Trisha Yearwood’s Heaven, Heartache, and the Power of Love) to the bluesy, hard-edged other woman tale “Your Husband’s Cheating on Us,” Berg proves why she’s one of the best singer-songwriters in country and roots music. Oh, Matraca. Don’t ever leave us again.
“Dreaming Fields” made it on Performing Songwriter’s 10 Favorite CDs of 2011 list:
Matraca Berg is one of Nashville’s finest and most respected songwriters, and this is a shining showcase of her work wrapped in her gorgeous voice. The Dreaming Fields is Matraca’s first release in 14 years, and is a complete delight. She’s simply one of the best. (Matraca Berg’s The Dreaming Fields was featured in Performing Songwriter’s Be Heard Jukebox.)
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