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Mary Chapin Carpenter in Studio on World Cafe 12/24/08

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Mary Chapin Carpenter's Christmas Special

Mary Chapin Carpenter's Christmas Special

Mary Chapin Carpenter in Studio on World Cafe 12/24/08

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A venerable and popular country-folk singer, Mary Chapin Carpenter recently made a foray into holiday music, releasing an album of traditional and original Christmas music titled Come Darkness, Come Light.

Though she began as a folksinger in Washington, D.C., Carpenter became a chart-topping country hitmaker in the '80s, winning five Grammy Awards in the process. Carpenter no longer churns out Nashville-friendly smashes, but her fan base remains intensely devoted to her intimate and reflective music. Carpenter showcases her new holiday music in a session with host David Dye.

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Come Darkness, Come Light: Twelve Songs of Christmas
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Mary Chapin Carpenter
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Released
2008

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