- "Why Shouldn't We"
- "The Calling"
- "On with the Song"
Mary Chapin Carpenter's music is often classified as country, for lack of a more accurate term. In reality, the multiple Grammy winner blends folk, rock and country, all intertwined with her own original melodies and lyrics.
Carpenter signed a major-label deal while she was still on the open-mic circuit, and she quickly became a commercial success with hit albums like Come On Come On. But her music has become less conventionally country-driven over time, and she's continued to explore themes of independence and anti-materialism in her songwriting. Carpenter's new disc, The Calling, touches on thorny political subject matter — and reunites her with John Jennings, with whom she worked with at the beginning of her career.