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- Mary Chapin Carpenter - Tracks Of My Yearshttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02cl6kn.jpg2012-10-10T23:00:05ZGrammy Award-winning songstress Mary Chapin Carpenter picks her Tracks of My Years.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/ba1bf556-2af2-4772-835f-ed2e15070758?clipfocus=p00zmcylSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 12 mins
Mary Chapin Carpenter - Tracks Of My Years
- Mary Chapin Carpenter in conversation with Bob Harrishttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02chjwj.jpg2012-08-03T19:00:00ZAmerican singer-songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter joined Bob to talk about her new album, Ashes and Roses. You can also hear clips from her performance of session tracks from the record.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/ba1bf556-2af2-4772-835f-ed2e15070758?clipfocus=p00vrrs1Selected ClipSelected ClipAudio 14 mins
Mary Chapin Carpenter in conversation with Bob Harris
- Mary Chapin Carpenter - Interview with Mike Hardinghttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02cb1tv.jpg2011-08-03T17:00:00ZAmerican Folk singer / songwriter and guitarist Mary Chapin Carpenter talks to Mike Harding about the 2011 Cambridge Folk Festival.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/ba1bf556-2af2-4772-835f-ed2e15070758?clipfocus=p00k36mcSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 3 mins
Mary Chapin Carpenter - Interview with Mike Harding
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Mary Chapin Carpenter (born February 21, 1958) is an American singer, songwriter and musician. 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 U.S. 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. Her most acclaimed and most topical album to date, The Calling, was released in March 2007. She followed that with The Age of Miracles in April 2010 and Ashes and Roses in 2012.