Mary Chapin Carpenter was one of the hottest female artists in country music back in the early 90's with 12 top ten hits and 5 Grammy Awards. She curtailed her recording career somewhat to concentrate on writing songs for other people for the remainder of the decade and the early 2000's.  Now she is back with a  CD called "Ashes and Roses" with a release date set for June 12. According to The Boot she will be joined by a music legend from the pop world.

Among the tracks on the new collection is 'Soul Companion,' a duet with pop superstar James Taylor.

via Mary Chapin Carpenter, 'Ashes and Roses' Album Includes Duet With James Taylor - The Boot.

Check out this video of Mary Chapin going a little crazy in  "Down At the Twist and Shout", one of her biggest hits.