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Customer Reviews

Nobody Says It Better Than She Does

Looking straight down her barrel at the reactionary forces that try to fool the world into thinking dissent is a treasonous crime, Carpenter pulls the lyrical trigger and blasts a clean, powerful bullseye. She speaks her mind on the cultural divides in this country and is willing to stand up to the political leaders that have giddyap'ed their way through the world, deciding to do whatever they want to do. This song is the pissed-off companion to the gentler (but no less articulate) "Why Shouldn't We" that has had people on their feet in con certs of the last several years. The forthcoming album will prove to be a very topical and introspective view of her world and ours.


The wait has been long, but it has been worth it. Only a few songwriters can do it like Chapin, and On With the Song is one of the perfect examples of her talent. I'm thrilled that she changed labels, especially when she produces music like this. Woo hoo! She's back!

Right on the money

Truthful and simple to the point!!!! To dedicate to those who are willing to speak out no matter if it is right or wrong....We all have a right to express our opinions. Mary Chapin Carpenter is always wonderful to hear no matter what she sings. Yes it's very country!!


Born: February 21, 1958 in Princeton, NJ

Genre: Country

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Mary Chapin Carpenter was part of a small movement of folk-influenced country singer/songwriters of the late '80s. Although many of these performers never achieved commercial success, Carpenter was able to channel her anti-Nashville approach into chart success and industry awards by the early '90s. Carpenter was born and raised in Princeton, New Jersey, the daughter of a Life magazine executive; she spent two years of her childhood in Japan, where her father was launching the Asian edition of Life....
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