“Much like When Fallen Angels Fly, I love every song on this record. There’s a duet with Joe Diffie called Not Too Much To Ask that just slays me. Why was that not a single? But I think the record had, like, five big hits on it, so she had a lot to choose from.
“Like Patty Loveless, Mary-Chapin Carpenter came along at a time when I knew that I wanted to do music, so this record affected me profoundly on that level – as well as just being a fan. I was thinking, ‘Man, how do you write a song liked You Don’t Even Know Who I Am’? Or He Thinks He’ll Keep Her or I Feel Lucky – how do you write like that?
“She had a few records before this one, but this is the album that really hooked me. She changed my perception of music and gave me something to shoot for.”