This year’s Academy of Country Music Awards (ACMs) were held on April 1st in Las Vegas but before all the hype and glitz of Vegas, they were held in California. And this is where Mary Chapin Carpenter was a big winner in 1993 taking home the trophy for Top Female Vocalist. She previously won in 1989 for Top New Female Vocalist.

The above photo has the following caption:

Universal City, CA, May 12- Mary Chapin Carpenter speaks onstage and holds the award she won as Top Female Vocalist at the 28th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards presentation at Universal City, Tuesday evening. Credit: AP by Reed Saxon

She’s been nominated a total of 15 times from 1989 through 1994. Use the ACM’s searchable database link below to find out what categories they were.

Interesting enough when I first searched their database, her name didn’t come up and I was confused since I knew she had won according to the photo. The Academy of Country Music has her listed as Mary – Chapin Carpenter as in Mary hyphen Chapin Carpenter. A confusion even 20 years later as I’ve seen her name still confused by those that don’t comprehend that her last name is Carpenter and her first name is Mary Chapin as in Mary Ann or Mary Beth though she prefers being addressed as Chapin.

Watch her acceptance speech below. And enjoy.

Mary Chapin Carpenter wins Top Female Vocalist

Over & Out,

Lisa Luck


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