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Mary Chapin Carpenter (1958- ), 10th cousin 2x removed

Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and 2012 Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee Mary Chapin Carpenter

Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and 2012 Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee Mary Chapin Carpenter

Mary Chapin Carpenter (born 21 Feb 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.

Carpenter has won five Grammy Awards and is the only artist to have won four consecutive Grammy Award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance, which she received from 1992 to 1995. As of 2005, she had sold more than 12 million records. On 7 Oct 2012, Mary Chapin Carpenter was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Carpenter has performed on television shows such as Late Night with David Letterman and Austin City Limits and on radio shows such as The Diane Rehm Show. She also tours frequently, returning to Washington almost every summer to perform at the popular outdoor venue Wolf Trap.

She is a 5th cousin of the late Harry Chapin (along with his brothers Tom & Steve), “Cat’s in the Cradle” singer and humanitarian.

She is also an 8th cousin of Willie Nelson, who is also my 10th cousin 2x removed.

 

I am related on my father’s side, as follows:

Mary Chapin Carpenter (1958 – ), 10th cousin 2x removed – Mary Bowie Robertson – Harrison Marshall Robertson (1892 – 1958) – Mary Longley Vawter (1867 – 1944) – Charles Erastus Vawter (1841 – ) – Clara S Peck (1810 – 1880) – John Peck (1772 – 1848) – Benjamin Peck (1744 – 1824) – Lydia Borden (1721 – 1800) – Benjamin Borden (1675 – 1743) – Benjamin Borden (1649 – 1728) – Richard Borden (1595 – 1671) – Mary Borden (1632 – 1690) – Sarah Cooke (1658 – 1735) – Mary Waite (1680 – 1769) – William Earle (1710 – 1797) – Caleb Earle (1745 – 1820) – Prudence Earle (1767 – 1843) – Elizabeth Allen (1788 – 1871) – Laura Ann King (1811 – 1882) – Harriet Allen Clarke (1839 – 1898) – Clarence Clark Hamlin (1868 – 1940) – Elizabeth Gunnell Hamlin (1901 – 1982) – Tor Martin Hylbom (1939 – 2009) – Tor Martin (Majerus) Hylbom

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