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Mary Chapin Carpenter

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Mary Chapin Carpenter poses with Lt. Max J. Wildermuth during a USO show.

Mary Chapin Carpenter (born February 21, 1958 in Princeton, New Jersey) is a highly successful country singer-songwriter. Carpenter, the daughter of a Life Magazine executive, spent two years in Japan as a child, moving to Washington, D.C. in 1974, and Washington's vibrant music scene gave birth to her first album, "Hometown Girl", in 1987.

One of her most widely known singles is "Passionate Kisses" (written by fellow singer-songwriter Lucinda Williams), a song with a rock flavor musically and lyrics listing simple desires such as "a comfortable bed", "food to fill me up", and "time to think". A number of Mary Chapin Carpenter's songs speak to women, urging them on through hard times or troubled relationships. In "He Thinks He'll Keep Her", composed by Carpenter, the singer makes the case for strength and self-respect.

Carpenter, a skilled guitarist, is a graduate of the Ivy League school Brown University.

Selected songs

  • "This Shirt"
  • "Quittin' Time"
  • "Down at the Twist and Shout" — Grammy winner 1992
  • "Halley Came To Jackson"
  • "What You Didn't Say"
  • "The Hard Way"
  • "He Thinks He'll Keep Her" — Grammy nominee
  • "I Feel Lucky" — Grammy winner 1993
  • "The Bug"
  • "Not Too Much to Ask"
  • "Passionate Kisses" — Grammy winner 1994
  • "Only a Dream"
  • "I Am a Town"
  • "Walking Through the Fire"
  • "I Take My Chances"
  • "Stones in the Road"
  • "Shut Up and Kiss Me" — Grammy winner 1995
  • "10,000 Miles"
  • "Stones in the Road"
  • "Almost Home"
  • "The Long Way Home"
  • "Late for Your Life"
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Mary Chapin Carpenter on the cover of her most successful album, Come On Come On

Discography

  • Hometown Girl
  • State Of The Heart
  • Shooting Straight in the Dark
  • Come On, Come On
  • Stones In The RoadGrammy winner 1995
  • A Place In The World
  • Party Doll and Other Favorites
  • Time*Sex*Love
  • Between Here and Gone


External links

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