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UPI Almanac for Friday, Feb. 21, 2014.
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The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013.
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The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012.
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Mary Chapin Carpenter pens Times column

Mary Chapin Carpenter pens Times column

WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- The Washington Times has announced singer-songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter is writing an exclusive, regular column for the newspaper.

Musicians extol horses for Animal Planet

SILVER SPRING, Md., Oct. 10 (UPI) -- Cable TV's Animal Planet Monday said Rob Thomas, LeAnn Rimes and Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry will appear and perform in a special about horses.

Analysis: The real payoff from award shows

NASHVILLE, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- When Gary LeVox, Joe Don Rooney and Jay DeMarcus of Lyric Street Records' Rascal Flatts won the Horizon Award at the 2002 Country Music Association Awards, they
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for Narch 1-7.
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Country Music News

Charley Pride born in Sledge, Miss., 1938. Lynn Anderson's first Top 10 song, "If I Kiss You (Will You Go Away)," is charted, 1967.
DICK KELSEY, United Press International

Country Music News

Michael Martin Murphey born in Dallas, 1945. Ernest Tubb debuts on Grand Ole Opry, 1943.
DICK KELSEY, United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include country singer Doc Watson in 1923 (age 80); guitarist Willie Chambers of the Chambers Brothers in 1938 (age 65); Lou Reed in 1943 (age 60); Irish rock guitarist Rory Gallagher and New York cop-turned-rocker Eddie Money, both in 1
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Country Music News

Mary-Chapin Carpenter born in Princeton, N.J., 1958. Hank Williams' No. 1 single "Kaw-Liga" is charted 1953.
DICK KELSEY, United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include Nina Simone, who was born in 1933 (age 70); music and film mogul David Geffen in 1943 (age 60); Uriah Heep's Paul Newton in 1945 (age 58); Jerry Harrison of Modern Lovers and also Talking Heads in 1949 (age 54); Tubes keyboardist
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Today In Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for Feb. 15-21.
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Rock News Two: The week in pop

Sharon Osbourne had been a music industry icon long before her family shot to fame via MTV. Sharon was behind an instantly infamous January 2000 press release announcing she was resigning as manager of the Smashing Pumpkins after three months "due to medi
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Rock News: Music's high and low notes

Five-time Grammy-nominated Arista recording artist Avril Lavigne has logged her third consecutive No. 1 single on the Billboard Top 40 Monitor chart this week with "I'm With You" -- the first time a debut artist has accomplished this feat since Ace Of Bas
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International
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VAN2001071203 - 12 JULY 2001 - VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA: Mary Chapin Carpenter performs at the Orpheum Theater during her "time * sex * love*" tour 2001 stop in Vancouver, British Columbia, July 12, 2001. cc/hr/H. Ruckemann UPI
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Mary Chapin Carpenter (born February 21, 1958) is an American folk and country music artist. Carpenter spent several years singing in Washington, D.C. clubs before signing in the late 1980s with Columbia Records, who marketed her as a country singer. Carpenter's first album, 1987's Hometown Girl, did not produce any singles, although 1989's State of the Heart and 1990's Shooting Straight in the Dark each produced four Top 20 hits on the Billboard country singles charts.

Carpenter's most successful album to date remains 1992's Come On Come On, which yielded seven charting country singles and was certified quadruple platinum in the U.S. for sales exceeding four million copies. She followed it with Stones in the Road (1994) and A Place in the World (1996), which both featured hit singles. In the 2000s, Carpenter's albums departed both thematically and musically from her early work, becoming less radio-friendly and more focused on societal and political issues. Her most acclaimed and most topical album to date, The Calling, was released in March 2007. She followed that with The Age of Miracles in April 2010.

Carpenter has won five Grammy Awards, and is the only artist to have won four consecutive Grammy Award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance, which she received from 1992 to 1995. As of 2005, she had sold more than 12 million records.

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