Mary Chapin Carpenter


Sunday, October 10, 2010


WVU Creative Arts Center

About the Event

Five–time Grammy award-winning singer–songwriter and guitarist Mary Chapin Carpenter’s music has transcended genres. While Carpenter's first album Hometown Girl (1987) was embraced by country music followers, her biggest mainstream success came with the release of Come On Come On (1992), which garnered her multiple Billboard Top 10 hits, including “He Thinks He’ll Keep Her” and “Passionate Kisses.” The album led to consecutive Country Music Association Female Vocalist of the Year wins in 1992 and 1993. Her next album Stones in the Road contained the smash hit “Shut Up and Kiss Me” and won the 1994 Grammy Award for Best Country Album. Carpenter´s long list of successful records continues to grow in 2010 with her latest effort, the critically and commercially acclaimed The Age of Miracles. Says the Associated Press of this album, “[It is] a set of songs that are pretty and often pretty terrific.”