Mary Chapin Carpenter
Singer and Songwriter
Who is Mary Chapin Carpenter?
Mary Chapin Carpenter is a country and soft-rock singer and songwriter who has won five Grammay Awards. She is the only music artist to have won the Grammy Award for Best Female Country Vocal Perfomance four years in a row. In 2012, Mary Chapin Carpenter was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Mary Chapin Carpenter is the 4th great-granddaughter of U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Marshall. She is also a direct descendant of Mayflower passengers Francis Cooke and Richard Warren. Mary Chapin Carpenter’s U.S. presidential kin include Thomas Jefferson, William Henry Harrison, Benjamin Harrison, Grover Cleveland, Franklin D. Roosevelt, John Tyler, Ulysses S. Grant and a number of others. She also has a kinship to the current royal family through Princess Diana.
Mary Chapin Carpenter’s family tree includes a number of fellow celebrities, most notable of which is probably her 5th cousin, fellow singer and songwriter Harry Chapin. Other celebrities include actress Jane Fonday, actor James Spader, folk singer Pete Seeger, singer and songwriter Taylor Swift, actor Dick Van Dyke, actress Shirley Temple, model Kate Upton, actress Raquel Welch, actor Matt Damon, actress Jodie Foster, and many others. Some of her more notable historical kin include English Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill, aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart, folk artist Grandma Moses, poet Henry David Thoreau, abolitionist John Brown, polar explorer Admiral Richard Byrd, accused murderess Lizzie Borden, Revolutionary War hero Nathan Hale, and founder of Pennsylvania William Penn.
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