WXPN WELCOMES MARY CHAPIN CARPENTER & SHAWN COLVIN
Longtime friends and musical collaborators Mary Chapin Carpenter and Shawn Colvin perform together. Join us for this intimate, acoustic duo. They’ll swap songs and share stories. This special show features the acclaimed singer-songwriters performing some of their favorite songs and material from their own vast catalogs.
Mary Chapin Carpenter
With hits like “Passionate Kisses” and “He Thinks He’ll Keep Her,” Mary Chapin Carpenter is a country music superstar. She has won five Grammy Awards (with 16 nominations), two CMA awards, and two Academy of Country Music awards. Carpenter is one of only 15 female members of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame selling over 16 million records. In 2020, Carpenter recorded two albums: The Dirt and The Stars, and One Night Lonely, both recorded live at the legendary Filene Center at Wolf Trap in Virginia. She was nominated for “Best Folk Album” at the 64th Grammy Awards in 2022.
Shawn Colvin rocked the industry with her 1989 debut, Steady On. The following spring, she took home the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album. This established her as a singer-songwriter. Over the next 30 years, Colvin won three Grammy Awards, released 13 albums, and wrote an acclaimed memoir. She has toured internationally and appeared on tv and radio. Her songs have been featured in films, and she has built an amazing portfolio.