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Mary Chapin Carpenter (born February 21, 1958 in Princeton, New Jersey) is a highly successful country music singer-songwriter and guitarist. According to Songfacts, Carpenter had a fairly privileged upper middle class upbringing. Her father was at least partly responsible for her embarking on a musical career. The song "House of Cards" was inspired by the divorce of her parents when she was sixteen.

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  • This song got me into 'New Country' back in the 90's. Outstanding!
  • "Down At The Twist And Shout" makes me happy every time :')
  • What an amazing artist...her voice & her songwriting are on point. I grew up listening to her and I feel very fornuate. I'm not usually a country music fan per say, but I would be if more female musicians in that category had half of her tenacity, originality and and talent. Also, I love her strong feminist leanings, taught me not to take crap from any man at a young age.
  • Severely underrated.
  • New Album (Ashes and Roses) is great!
  • I Never Fall in Love Again...
  • 10,000 Miles s2
  • One of my favorite artist ... love the music ...
  • she makes me nostalgic every time I listen to her songs...reminding my days w/ her songs n my teenage dreams...her voice...it's just wonderful!
  • I can't help it, but this woman is absolut wonderful!

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