November 24, 2008
Mary Chapin Carpenter has been tapped by the Washington Times to write a regular column in the paper’s “Show” section, and her first article appeared on Friday, November 21. A press released last week lauded the Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter for her eloquent honesty and unique perspective:
“Mary Chapin Carpenter is a creatively evolving, mold-breaking national artist and beloved regional icon,” said Daniel Wattenberg, Washington Times Assistant Managing Editor for Arts and Features. “We couldn’t be happier to have her contributing to the national and local multimedia platforms of The Washington Times. A column may be a new medium for Mary Chapin, but her voice — intimate, reflective and companionable — will be comfortingly familiar. Our readers are in for a treat.”
This is a deserving honor for a woman known for her sharp, lyrical writing style and a keen eye for the minute details that form our daily lives. So one wonders, who else would provide such relevant creative expression.
Which country artists would you like to see as working journalists?
Feel free to describe what role they would serve, and tell us why your choice would be such a logical candidate.
P.S. Congratulations to readers Kim and Soul Miner’s Daughter, who won our Darius Rucker and Faith Hill album giveaways, respectively. Email me with your shipping address, and we will send out your free copies shortly!