"He Thinks He'll Keep Her" hitmaker Mary Chapin Carpenter is celebrating a pearl anniversary in 2019: Her gold-certified breakout record, State of the Heart, was released June 13, 1989, making it three decades old. The album, her second, includes songs such as "Quittin' Time" and "Something of a Dreamer." With a total of four songs from the project making the Hot Country Singles chart, State of the Heart peaked at No. 28 on the Top Country Albums chart.

After State of the Heart, Carpenter saw much success with her releases Shooting Straight in the Dark (1990), Come On Come On (1992), Stones in the Road (1994) and A Place in the World (1996). Their RIAA certifications range from gold to four-times platinum. Carpenter has, throughout her career, accumulated five Grammy Awards and two CMA Awards.

The talented singer-songwriter's most recent album, Sometimes Just the Sky, dropped in 2018. In 2019, she'll hit the road with Shawn Colvin for a fall tour. Flip through the photo gallery below to see some of our favorite live shots of Carpenter.

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