Mary Chapin Carpenter debuts new single “Our Man Walter Cronkite” – Don’t miss her in concert tomorrow with Shawn Colvin at the Golden State Theatre in Monterey!



Mary Chapin Carpenter’s new single, “Our Man Walter Cronkite,” is out today. Watch the song’s official music video, premiering at Rolling StoneHERE.
Of the song, Carpenter shares, “Growing up, Walter Cronkite was in our house Monday through Friday, presenting the news as The Most Trusted Man In America, as he was known in his time. My parents raised us to believe that people in jobs like Cronkite’s told the truth; they raised us to believe in a world that reaches out to those who need help, that does not turn away from those less fortunate, or homeless, or those forced to leave their country because of the threat of violence, poverty and persecution. The arms were there to hold them, the eyes to see them, and the hearts of the world were there to love them. Because that was the right thing. It’s a different time now. I miss my parents, and I miss Walter Cronkite.”
Produced by Jamie Mefford (Gregory Alan Isakov, Nathaniel Rateliff) and recorded at Colorado Sound Studios, “Our Man Walter Cronkite” is the first new music released by Carpenter since last year’s acclaimed Sometimes Just The Sky, which celebrated her acclaimed 30-year recording career. Of the project, Folk Alley proclaimed, “As an artistic statement, the album is a feat,” while Billboard asserted, “…the new rendition features not only different flavors and textures created by the players but also a deeper meaning within the lyrics, which hold up 30 years later.”
Prior to Sometimes Just The Sky, Carpenter released 2016’s The Things That We Are Made Of. Produced by Grammy Award winning producer Dave Cobb (Jason Isbell, Chris Stapleton), the album was released to overwhelming critical praise—the Associated Press called it, “…an evocative collection of songs,” while The HuffPost declared, “…Carpenter is now at the height of her musical career, painting a compelling, relevant piece of art tinged with mixed feelings of grief and joy, all without preaching or darkening our minds with sadness.”
Moreover, in 2014, Carpenter released her acclaimed debut orchestral album, Songs From The Movie. Arranged and co-produced by six-time Grammy winner Vince Mendoza, the record is comprised of ten previously recorded compositions including “Between Here and Gone” and “Come On Come On.” Since it’s release, Carpenter has performed alongside the New York Philharmonic, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, the London Concert Orchestra, the L.A. Philharmonic and the National Symphony Orchestra among many others.
Photo credit: Jonathan Stewart
Over the course of her acclaimed career, Carpenter has sold over 14 million records. With hits like “Passionate Kisses” and “He Thinks He’ll Keep Her,” she has won five Grammy Awards (with 15 nominations), two CMA awards, two Academy of Country Music awards and is one of only fifteen female members of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Carpenter is currently on the road with friend and collaborator Shawn Colvin as part of their intimate acoustic duo performances, “Mary Chapin Carpenter & Shawn Colvin: Together On Stage.” See below for complete tour itinerary.
December 6—Thousand Oaks, CA—Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza
December 7—Monterey, CA—Golden State Theatre
December 8—Davis, CA—The Mondavi Center, UC Davis
December 10—Corvallis, OR—The LaSells Steward Center
December 11—Seattle, WA—Benaroya Hall
December 12—Portland, OR—Revolution Hall
December 13—Chico, CA—Laxson Auditorium
December 14—San Francisco, CA—Palace of Fine Arts

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