Tag: Mary Chapin Carpenter

Saturday 5/15/21 12pm: MaxCountry Saturday: Artist Countdown: Mary Chapin Carpenter Top 30 Hits

Mary Chapin Carpenter has released 16 studio albums, four compilation albums, three video albums, 41 singles, 15 music videos, and 88 album appearances. After recording a demo tape, she was signed to Columbia Records in 1987 and released her debut studio album Hometown Girl (1987). In June 1989, Carpenter’s second studio album State of the Heart was issued, which transitioned more towards country music. Among its four singles, both “Never Had It So Good” and “Quittin’ Time” became top 10 hits on the Billboard Hot Country Singles and Tracks chart. Shooting Straight in the Dark was released in October 1990 and certified platinum in sales by the Recording Industry Association of America. Its third single “Down at the Twist and Shout” won the Grammy Award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance in 1992 and became a top ten hit. In June 1992, Carpenter released Come On Come On, which became her best-selling record. From seven singles issued, the songs “I Feel Lucky”, “Passionate Kisses”, and “He Thinks He’ll Keep Her” became top ten hits on the Billboard country chart.[1] Her fifth album Stones in the Road (1994) debuted at number one on the Top Country Albums chart and number 10 on the Billboard 200. Its lead single “Shut Up and Kiss Me” topped the Billboard country chart in 1994. Her sixth studio release entitled A Place in the World (1996) certified gold in sales in the United States. Party Doll and Other Favorites (1998) was Carpenter’s first compilation album, also certifying gold in sales from the RIAA.

Carpenter entered the 2000s with her seventh studio album Time* Sex* Love* (2001), debuting at number six on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart. The release was nominated by the Grammy Awards in 2002 for Best-Engineered Album. Three years later, Between Here and Gone (2004) was issued. The record was co-produced by Carpenter and pianist Matt Rollings. She returned in 2007 with her 10th studio album The Calling on Zoë Records. The project debuted at number 10 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and sold 100,000 copies within its first few weeks. After recording a holiday album, Come Darkness, Come Light: Twelve Songs of Christmas in 2008, Carpenter entered the next decade with The Age of Miracles in April 2010. Among other entries, The Age or Miracles debuted within the top 10 of the Billboard Top Rock Albums chart. She followed with her 13th studio album Ashes and Roses (2012). Carpenter then collaborated with arranger Vince Mendoza to issue Songs from the Movie (2014), an album of orchestral music. In May 2016, The Things That We Are Made Of marked a return to traditional roots music and debuted a number eight on the Top Country Albums chart. Carpenter’s fifteenth studio album Sometimes Just the Sky (2018) contained new versions of previously-recorded material and debuted at number thirteen on the Billboard folk albums chart.

1Passionate Kisses
2I Feel Lucky
3Shut Up and Kiss Me
4He Thinks He’ll Keep Her
5I Take My Chances
6Tender When I Want to Be
7Down at the Twist and Shout
8Romeo (Dolly Parton & Friends)
9Never Had It So Good
10Quittin’ Time
11Let Me into Your Heart
12Something of a Dreamer
13You Win Again
14The Hard Way
15Going Out Tonight
16Not Too Much to Ask (with Joe Diffie)
17Right Now
18The Bug
19House of Cards
20Almost Home
21How Do
22I Want to Be Your Girlfriend
23Why Walk When You Can Fly
24The Way I Feel
25Wherever You Are
26Better to Dream of You
27Simple Life
28Keeping the Faith
29I Put My Ring Back On
30Soul Companion (with James Taylor)

Thursday 8/20/2020 10pm ET: Feature LP 2020: Mary Chapin Carpenter – The Dirt and the Stars

The Dirt and the Stars is the sixteenth studio album by American singer-songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter. It was released on August 7, 2020 by Lambent Light Records.

In a press release, Carpenter described the songs on the album as “very personal” and “difficult in some ways, and definitely come from places of pain and self-illumination, but also places of joy, discovery and the rewards of self- knowledge.” She wrote the album at her Virginia farmhouse and recorded it at Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studios in Bath, England.

1. “Farther Along and Further In” 4:57
2. “It’s Ok to be Sad” 5:05
3. “All Broken Hearts Break Differently” 4:42
4. “Old D-35” 5:55
5. “American Stooge” 6:05
6. “Where the Beauty Is” 3:51
7. “Nocturne” 6:16
8. “Secret Keepers” 3:23
9. “Asking for a Friend” 5:13
10. “Everybody’s Got Something” 5:19
11. “Between the Dirt and the Stars” 7:43

Thursday 4pm ET: Feature Artist – Mary Chapin Carpenter

Mary Chapin Carpenter (born February 21, 1958) is an American singer-songwriter. Carpenter spent several years singing in Washington, D.C. clubs before signing in the late 1980s with Columbia Records, who marketed her as a country singer. Carpenter’s first album, 1987’s Hometown Girl, did not produce any singles, although 1989’s State of the Heart and 1990’s Shooting Straight in the Dark each produced four Top 20 hits on the Billboard country singles charts.

Carpenter’s most successful album to date remains 1992’s Come On Come On, which yielded seven charting country singles and was certified quadruple platinum in the US for sales exceeding four million copies. She followed it with Stones in the Road (1994) and A Place in the World (1996), which both featured hit singles. In the 2000s, Carpenter’s albums departed both thematically and musically from her early work, becoming less radio-friendly and more focused on societal and political issues. In 2007, she released The Calling. She followed that with The Age of Miracles (2010), Ashes and Roses (2012) and the orchestral album, Songs From the Movie (2014).

Carpenter has won five Grammy Awards and is the only artist to have won four consecutive Grammy Award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance, which she received from 1992 to 1995. She has sold more than 12 million records worldwide. On October 7, 2012, Carpenter was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Carpenter has performed on television shows such as Late Night with David Letterman and Austin City Limits and on radio shows such as The Diane Rehm Show. She also tours frequently, returning to Washington almost every summer to perform at Wolf Trap.

She is a direct descendant of Deacon Samuel Chapin, United States Chief Justice John Marshall and a fifth cousin of the late singer and humanitarian Harry Chapin (along with his brothers Tom and Steve).

Tuesday 8pm: MaxMusic 21st Century – 2001

More music from 2001 – featuring Colin Hay, Sheryl Crow, Elton John, U2, Bee Gees, Alabama, Gloria Estefan, Steve Forbert, Smash Mouth, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Trace Adkins, Craig David and more…

Sunday 9pm: Feature LP: Mary Chapin Carpenter – Shooting Straight in the Dark (1990) @M_CCarpenter

Shooting Straight in the Dark is Mary Chapin Carpenter’s third studio album. It was a #11 Country Album on the Billboard Country Albums chart. Four of its tracks became Billboard Hot Country Songs hits: “You Win Again” at #16, “Right Now” at #15, “Down at the Twist and Shout” at #2, and “Going Out Tonight” at #14. Members of the Cajun band BeauSoleil provide guest instrumentation on “Down at the Twist and Shout”. Shawn Colvin provided backing vocals on three of the album’s songs.

Click here for album contents from Wikipedia

Sunday with Ron Kovacs 8am ET

Sunday 3This week on Sunday, join Ron Kovacs with some listener requests, music from Eric Clapton, Elton John, Rolling Stones, Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Kevin Sharp, Blake Shelton, and more….   Live at 8am ET on RadioMaxMusic.

Max Country Sunday 12pm – 3p ET

Today on Max Country Sunday we feature the Ladies of Country music like: Patty Loveless, Abbie Lynn, Carlene Carter, Pam Tillis, Martina McBride, LeAnn Rimes, Holly Dunn, Judds, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Shania Twain and more….