Mary Chapin Carpenter discography

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Mary Chapin Carpenter discography

Mary Chapin Carpenter in New York City; 2006.
Releases
Studio albums 12
Compilation albums 5
Singles 35
Video albums 3
Music videos 15
Other appearances 22
No. 1 Singles 1

The discography of Mary Chapin Carpenter, an American folk, country, and soft rock artist, consists of ten studio albums, five compilation albums, two video albums, and thirty five singles. After recording a demo tape, she was signed to Columbia Records in 1987, where she released her debut album Hometown Girl the same year, which was composed of folk music.[1]

In June 1989, Carpenter released her second album State of the Heart, which transitioned more towards country music[2] and spawned the singles "Never Had It So Good" and "Quittin' Time", both of which reached the Top Ten on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.[1] Her third album Shooting Straight in the Dark was released in October 1990 and certified platinum in sales by the Recording Industry Association of America.[3] Come On, Come On was issued June 30, 1992 and became her highest-selling studio album, certifying quadruple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America, and producing seven singles between 1992 and 1994. Of the seven singles spawned the Top Ten hits, "I Feel Lucky", "Passionate Kisses", "He Thinks He'll Keep Her", and "I Take My Chances".[1] Stones in the Road (1994) debuted at number 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and remained at the position for five weeks, while also peaking at number 10 on the Billboard 200. A Place in the World was released in 1996 and certified gold in sales in the United States. Its lead single "Let Me Into Your Heart" reached number 11 on the Billboard country chart in 1997.[3][4]

After the release of the compilation Party Doll and Other Favorites (1999), Carpenter released her seventh studio album Time* Sex* Love* in 2001, which debuted at number 6 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and number 52 on the Billboard 200.[5] Its lead single "Simple Life" became Carpenter's last charting single to date, reaching number 53 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart in 2001.[6] Carpenter produced her next album Between Here and Gone with pianist Matt Rollings in 2004 and spawned two singles. Her ninth studio release The Calling was released on the Zoë independent label and debuted at number 10 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and number 59 on the Billboard 200.[7] After issuing her first holiday album in 2008, Carpenter released her tenth studio album in April 2010 entitled The Age of Miracles, which was also released via Zoë.[1] Mary Chapin Carpenter has sold about 8.5 million records according to the Recording Industry Association of America.[8]

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

1980s and 1990s[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
US
Country

[9]
US
[10]
CAN
Country

[11]
CAN
[12]
UK
[13][14]
Hometown Girl
State of the Heart
  • Released: June 13, 1989
  • Label: Columbia Records
  • Formats: Vinyl, cassette, CD, music download
28 183
Shooting Straight in the Dark
  • Released: October 9, 1990
  • Label: Columbia Records
  • Formats: Cassette, CD, music download
11 70
Come On Come On
  • Released: June 30, 1992
  • Label: Columbia Records
  • Formats: Cassette, CD, music download
6 31 4
Stones in the Road
  • Released: October 4, 1994
  • Label: Columbia Records
  • Formats: Cassette, CD, music download
1 10 1 29 26
A Place in the World
  • Released: October 22, 1996
  • Label: Columbia Records
  • Formats: Cassette, CD, music download
3 20 13 36
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

2000s and 2010s[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US
Country

[9]
US
[10]
US
Folk

[18]
US
Rock

[19]
UK
[13][13]
Time* Sex* Love*
  • Released: May 29, 2001
  • Label: Columbia Records
  • Formats: Cassette, CD, music download
6 52 57
Between Here and Gone
  • Released: April 27, 2004
  • Label: Columbia Records
  • Formats: CD, music download
5 50 92
The Calling
  • Release date: March 6, 2007
  • Label: Zoë Records
  • Formats: CD, music download
10 59 95
The Age of Miracles
  • Release date: April 27, 2010
  • Label: Zoë Records
  • Formats: CD, music download
6 28 1 8 101
Ashes and Roses
  • Release date: June 12, 2012
  • Label: Zoë Records
  • Formats: CD, music download
16 72 7 26
Songs from the Movie
  • Release date: January 14, 2014
  • Label: Zoë Records
  • Formats: CD, music download
75 6 95
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Holiday albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US
Country

[9]
US
[10]
US
Holiday

[20]
Come Darkness, Come
Light: Twelve Songs of Christmas
  • Released: September 30, 2008
  • Label: Zoë Records
  • Formats: CD, music download
30 155 7

Compilation albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart
positions
Certifications
US
Country

[9]
US
[10]
Party Doll and Other Favorites
  • Released: May 25, 1999
  • Label: Columbia Records
  • Formats: Cassette, CD, music download
4 43
The Essential Mary Chapin Carpenter
  • Released: November 4, 2003
  • Label: Columbia Records
  • Formats: CD, music download
60
Super Hits
  • Released: May 22, 2007
  • Label: Columbia Records/Legacy Recordings
  • Formats: CD, music download
Playlist: The Very Best of
Mary Chapin Carpenter
  • Released: August 19, 2008
  • Label: Columbia Records/Legacy Recordings
  • Formats: CD, music download
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Singles[edit]

1980s and 1990s[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US
Country

[21]
US
[22]
US
AC

[23]
CAN
Country

[24]
CAN
[25]
CAN AC
[26]
UK
[27]
"A Road Is Just a Road" 1987 Hometown Girl
"A Lot Like Me"
"Just Because" 1988
"How Do" 1989 19 44 State of the Heart
"Never Had It So Good" 8 6
"Quittin' Time" 1990 7 8
"Something of a Dreamer" 14 8
"You Win Again" 16 6 Shooting Straight in the Dark
"Right Now" 1991 15 14
"Down at the Twist and Shout" 2 7
"Going Out Tonight" 14 13
"I Feel Lucky" 1992 4 3 16 Come On Come On
"Not Too Much to Ask"
(featuring Joe Diffie)
15 12
"Passionate Kisses" 1993 4 57 11 5 39 17
"The Hard Way" 11 11
"The Bug" 16 24
"He Thinks He'll Keep Her" 2 6 71
"I Take My Chances" 1994 2 2
"Shut Up and Kiss Me" 1 90 5 35 Stones in the Road
"Tender When I Want to Be" 6 2
"House of Cards" 1995 21 22
"Why Walk When You Can Fly" 45 43
"Grow Old with Me" 1996 17 Working Class Hero
"Let Me into Your Heart" 11 5 A Place in the World
"I Want to Be Your Girlfriend" 1997 35 33
"The Better to Dream of You" 64 85
"Keeping the Faith" 58
"Almost Home" 1999 22 85 45 Party Doll and Other Favorites
"Wherever You Are" 55 74
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

2000s and 2010s[edit]

Title Year Peak
chart
positions
Album
US
Country

[21]
"Simple Life" 2001 53 Time* Sex* Love
"This Is Me Leaving You"
"What Would You Say to Me" 2004 Between Here and Gone
"Beautiful Racket"
"On with the Song" 2007 The Calling
"It Must Have Happened"
"I Put My Ring Back On" 2010 The Age of Miracles
"The Way I Feel"
"Soul Companion"
(featuring James Taylor)
2012 Ashes and Roses
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

As a featured artist[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US
Country

[21]
US
[22]
CAN
Country

[24]
UK
[27]
"Romeo"
(with Dolly Parton and Friends)
1993 27 50 33 Slow Dancing with the Moon
"One Cool Remove"
(with Shawn Colvin)
1995 40 Cover Girl
"It's Only Love"
(with Randy Scruggs)
1998 67 Crown of Jewels
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Videography[edit]

Video albums[edit]

Title Album details
My Record Company Made Me Do This
  • Release date: November 1, 1994
  • Label: Columbia Records
  • Formats: VHS
Jubilee: Live at Wolf Trap
Musical Tribute to the Red Cross
(with Kevin Pollak and Sawyer Brown)
  • Release date: October 27, 2006
  • Label: Unicorn
  • Formats: CD, DVD

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
1989 "Never Had It So Good"[28] Ken Ross
1990 "This Shirt"[29] Bill Pope
1991 "You Win Again"[30]
"Down at the Twist and Shout"[31] Jack Cole
1992 "I Feel Lucky"[32]
1993 "Passionate Kisses"[33] Markus Blunder
1994 "He Thinks He'll Keep Her"[34] Bud Schaetzle
"Shut Up and Kiss Me"[35] Michael Salomon
1995 "Tender When I Want to Be"[36]
"House of Cards"[37]
1996 "Let Me Into Your Heart"[38] Steven Goldmann
1997 "The Better to Dream of You"[39]
1999 "Almost Home" Randy Spear
"Wherever You Are"[40] Steven Goldmann

Guest appearances[edit]

Year Video Director
1993 "Romeo" (with Dolly Parton & Friends) Randee St. Nicholas
1994 "One Cool Remove" (with Shawn Colvin) David Hogan

Other appearances[edit]

Year Song Album appearance
1992 "Jenny Dreamed of Trains" Disney's Country Kids[41]
1993 "You Ain't Going Nowhere" (with Rosanne Cash and Shawn Colvin) The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration[42]
"Romeo" (with Dolly Parton & Friends) Slow Dancing with the Moon[43]
1994 "The Moon and St. Christopher" 1992 Telluride Bluegrass Festival: Incredibly Live[44]
"One Cool Remove" (with Shawn Colvin) Cover Girl[45]
"It Don't Bring You" Shelter: Best of Contemporary Singer-Songwriters[46]
1995 "Diamonds & Rust" (with Joan Baez) Ring Them Bells[47]
"Grow Old with Me" Working Class Hero: A Tribute to John Lennon[48]
1996 "Wishing" Not Fade Away (Remembering Buddy Holly)[49]
1997 "Dead Man Walking (A Dream Like This)" Dead Man Walking (soundtrack)[50]
"I'll Never Fall In Love Again" My Best Friend's Wedding (soundtrack)[51]
"Somewhere Down Below the Mason Dixon Line" Songs of Jimmie Rodgers: A Tribute[52]
1998 "It's Only Love" (with Randy Scruggs) Crown of Jewels[53]
"I Belong to You" (with John Jennings) I Belong to You[54]
"Oh Lonesome Me" A Tribute to Tradition[55]
1999 "Deserted Soldier" (with The Chieftains) Tears of Stone[56]
2000 "Blue Night" Big Mon: The Songs of Bill Monroe[57]
2001 "This Shirt" (live) Concerts for a Landmine-Free World[58]
2002 "Spring and All" Going Driftless: An Artist's Tribute to Greg Brown[59]
"Flesh and Blood" (with Sheryl Crow and Emmylou Harris) Kindred Spirits: A Tribute to the Songs of Johnny Cash[60]
2004 "Peace Call" (Eliza Gilkyson featuring Patty Griffin and Iris Dement) Land of Milk and Honey[61]
2007 "The Weeping Willow" (with Devin Sproule) Keep Your Silver Shined[62]

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