Mary Chapin Carpenter and Shawn Colvin
With hits like “Passionate Kisses” and “He Thinks He’ll Keep Her,” Mary Chapin Carpenter has won five Grammy Awards (with 16 nominations), two CMA awards, two Academy of Country Music awards and is one of only 15 female members of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. Over the course of her acclaimed career, Carpenter has sold more than 16 million records. In 2020, Carpenter recorded two albums – “The Dirt And The Stars” released in August 2020, and “One Night Lonely,” recorded live without an audience at the legendary Filene Center at Wolf Trap in Virginia -- during the COVID-19 shut down. “One Night Lonely” was nominated for “Best Folk Album” at the 64th Grammy Awards in 2022.
Shawn Colvin stopped the industry in its tracks with her arresting 1989 debut “Steady On.” The following spring, Colvin took home the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album, establishing herself as a mainstay in the singer-songwriter genre. In the ensuing 30 years, Colvin has won three Grammy Awards, released 13 superlative albums, written a critically acclaimed memoir, maintained a non-stop national and international touring schedule, appeared on countless television and radio programs, had her songs featured in major motion pictures, and created a remarkable canon of work.