Mary Chapin Carpenter – Shut Up and Kiss Me, is a song written and recorded by American country music artist Mary Chapin Carpenter. It was released in August 1994 as the first single from her album Stones in the Road. The song became her only number one hit on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) charts on November 19, 1994; it also peaked at number 90 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song features Lee Roy Parnell accompanying on slide guitar, Benmont Tench on piano, Don Dixon on bass, Kenny Aronoff on drums, and Trisha Yearwood providing backing vocals. The song also won Carpenter a Grammy Award in 1995 for Best Female Country Vocal Performance.
The music video was directed by Michael Salomon and premiered in late 1994. It features Carpenter wearing a black shirt and white pants singing the song with a band in a studio, and a resting dog. Parnell also appears in the video doing the guitar solo on a TV monitor.
Mary Chapin Carpenter – Shut Up and Kiss Me
From the album Stones in the Road
B-side “End of My Pirate Days”
Released August 29, 1994
Songwriter(s) Mary Chapin Carpenter
Producer(s) Mary Chapin Carpenter John Jennings