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Carpenter, Mary Chapin (1958–)

Carpenter, Mary Chapin (1958–)

American singer and songwriter. Name variations: Mary-Chapin Carpenter. Born Feb 21, 1958, in Princeton, New Jersey; graduate of Brown University, 1981; m. Timmy Smith, 2002.

Known for articulate country songs with rock textures, released such hit singles as "Never Had It So Good" (1989), "Quittin' Time" (1990), "Down at the Twist and Shout" (1990), "I Feel Lucky" (1992), "He Thinks He'll Keep Her" (1994), and "Shut Up and Kiss Me" (1994); received multiple Grammy awards, including 4 consecutive awards for best female country vocal; named Best New Female Vocalist by Academy of Country Music (1989); published children's books, including Dreamland (1996) and Halley Came To Jackson (1998). Albums include Hometown Girl (1987), State of the Heart (1989), Shooting Straight in the Dark (1990), Come On Come On (1992), Stones in the Road (1994), A Place in the World (1996) and time∗sex∗love (2001).

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