Stones in the Road

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Stones in the Road
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Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 4, 1994
Genre Country
Length55:35
Label Columbia Nashville
Producer Mary Chapin Carpenter
John Jennings
Mary Chapin Carpenter chronology
Come On Come On
(1992)
Stones in the Road
(1994)
A Place in the World
(1996)
Singles from Stones in the Road
  1. "Shut Up and Kiss Me"
    Released: August 29, 1994
  2. "Tender When I Want to Be"
    Released: December 5, 1994
  3. "House of Cards"
    Released: March 25, 1995
  4. "Why Walk When You Can Fly?"
    Released: June 1995
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Stones in the Road is the fifth album by Mary Chapin Carpenter, and her first and only #1 Country Album on the Billboard charts. The album also contains her first and only #1 Hot Country Singles hit, "Shut Up and Kiss Me." Other charting singles were "Tender When I Want to Be" at #6, "House of Cards" at #21, and "Why Walk When You Can Fly?" at #45. The nostalgically themed title track was first recorded by folk singer Joan Baez for her 1992 studio album Play Me Backwards , to whom Carpenter first pitched the song during a joint concert appearance before she recorded it herself. It was also featured in the 1995 film Bye Bye Love .

Contents

Carpenter earned two Grammy Awards in 1995 for her work on the album: Best Country Album and Best Female Country Vocal Performance (for "Shut Up and Kiss Me"), the fourth straight year she won the latter category.

Country Universe called it the best Contemporary Country Album. [1]

Track listing

All tracks are written by Mary Chapin Carpenter.

No.TitleLength
1."Why Walk When You Can Fly?"3:31
2."House of Cards"3:45
3."Stones in the Road"4:31
4."A Keeper for Every Flame"3:46
5."Tender When I Want to Be"2:54
6."Shut Up and Kiss Me"3:40
7."The Last Word"3:25
8."The End of My Pirate Days"5:02
9."John Doe No. 24"5:44
10."Jubilee"4:36
11."Outside Looking In"4:42
12."Where Time Stands Still"3:40
13."This Is Love"6:19
Total length:55:35

Personnel

Adapted from Stones in the Road liner notes. [2]

Musicians
Production

Chart performance

Chart (1994)Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums1
U.S. Billboard 20010
Canadian RPM Country Albums1
Canadian RPM Top Albums29

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References

  1. Coyne, Kevin John (December 10, 2009), , countryuniverse.net, Retrieved April 24, 2010
  2. Stones in the Road (CD booklet). Mary Chapin Carpenter. Columbia Records. 1994. 64327.CS1 maint: others (link)