Mary Ann Kennedy (US singer)

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Mary Ann Kennedy
Genres Country
Occupations Singer-songwriter
Instruments Guitar, mandolin, Vocals, drums[1]
Years active 1981-present
Labels Columbia (in Calamity Jane)
IRS (in Kennedy Rose)
Associated acts Calamity Jane
Kennedy Rose

Mary Ann Kennedy is an American country music songwriter. In her career, she has been a member of the groups Calamity Jane[1] and Kennedy Rose,[2] both times pairing with fellow songwriter Pam Rose. Kennedy's co-writing credits include the Grammy Award-nominated songs "Ring on Her Finger, Time on Her Hands" by Lee Greenwood and "I'll Still Be Loving You" by Restless Heart.[3] Other songs that she has written include "Safe in the Arms of Love" by Martina McBride and "You Will" by Patty Loveless.

Discography[edit]

  • The Trail Less Traveled (2000)
  • Hoofbeats, Heartbeats & Wings (2005)
  • The Rhythm of the Ride (2009)

Chart Singles Written by Mary Ann Kennedy[edit]

The following is a list of Mary Ann Kennedy compositions that were chart hits. [4]

Year Single Title Recording Artist Chart Positions
Billboard Hot 100 Billboard AC Billboard Country
1980 He Gives Me Diamonds, You Give Me Chills
co-written with Don Goodman
Margo Smith 52
1982 Ring on Her Finger, Time on Her Hands
co-written with Don Goodman & Pam Rose
Lee Greenwood 5
1984 Me Against the Night
co-written with Pat Bunch & Pam Rose
Crystal Gayle 4
1985 Dixie Road
co-written with Don Goodman, Pat Bunch & Pam Rose
Lee Greenwood 1
1985 The First Word in Memory Is Me
co-written with Pat Bunch & Pam Rose
Janie Fricke 7
1985 Somebody Else's Fire
co-written with Pat Bunch & Pam Rose
Janie Fricke 4
1987 I'll Still Be Loving You
co-written with Pat Bunch, Todd Cerney & Pam Rose
Restless Heart 33 3 1
1987 He's Letting Go
co-written with Pat Bunch & Pam Rose
Baillie & the Boys 18
1993 You Will
co-written with Randy Sharp & Pam Rose
Patty Loveless 6
1995 Love Like This
co-written with Pat Bunch & Pam Rose
Carlene Carter 70
1995 Safe in the Arms of Love
co-written with Pat Bunch & Pam Rose
Martina McBride 4
1995 Ring on Her Finger, Time on Her Hands
co-written with Don Goodman & Pam Rose
Reba McEntire 9

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 74. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  2. ^ Jason Ankeny. "Kennedy Rose biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 2009-10-07. 
  3. ^ "Mary Ann Kennedy biography". Mary Ann Kennedy. Retrieved 2009-10-07. 
  4. ^ "Mary Ann Kennedy Chart Listing". Mary Ann Kennedy. Retrieved 2012-02-27.