Two voices, four guitars, 18 wheels and a dozen roses
The aforementioned truck driver’s love song, a No. 1 Billboard Country hit in 1988, was among the career-spanning songs performed by country and folk music great Kathy Mattea and her guitarist, Bill Cooley, above, during their Acoustic Living Room date at the Ellijay Elementary School Auditorium Saturday, Feb. 18. The show was the first 2017 entry in the ongoing Gilmer Arts B.E.S.T. Series. Event chair John Rathbone said Mattea’s performance was the best-attended show since the annual concert series was rebooted four years ago. The 2016-17 series continues Saturday, March 11, with iconic singer/songwriter Jimmy Webb.