Happy Birthday, Mary!
Today, back in 1958, Mary Chapin Carpenter was born in Princeton, New Jersey. Some interesting things about Mary is that her father was an executive at Life magazine and she lived in Japan for a few years as a child. Her country music career flourished in the 90s with hits like, "Down at the Twist and Shout," "I Feel Lucky" and "Shut Up and Kiss Me".
She won many Grammy Awards, too. In 1992, she got Best Country Vocal Performance, Female for “Down at the Twist and Shout”, in 1993, she got Best Country Vocal Performance, Female for “I Feel Lucky” in 1994, she received Best Country Vocal Performance, Female for “Passionate Kisses” and in 1995, she won Best Country Album for “Stones in the Road” and Best Country Vocal Performance, Female for “Shut Up and Kiss Me.”
She's released many other albums since the 90s, including her latest, released last year, "The Age of Miracles." And, she even performed at the White House!
To celebrate her birthday, here's the 90s classic, "Shut Up and Kiss Me":