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Mary Chapin Carpenter exudes hard-won calm and wisdom on her 14th album, a set of gorgeous Americana tracks that serve as a memoir. She charts her journey to thick layers of guitar on the upbeat "Map of My Heart” and details small but impactful memories on the poignant, string-swept ballad "Hand on My Back." Producer Dave Cobb lets her evocative lyrics and delicate croons lead the way, and the slight acoustic picks and Telecasters wobbling softly underneath seem to echo Carpenter's own wistful musings.

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MCC never disappoints!

MCC has been writing the soundtrack of my life since day one. She just keeps getting better with age! NEVER disappoints!

Another Classic

Classic, MCC! Cannot wait to hear all the songs and dive into the powerful lyrics.

Quintessential Songwriter Encapsulates The Human Condition!

The music of Mary Chapin is bound to inspire the listener as she eloquently weaves the stories of everyday living into a profound tapestry of the mind!


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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