Today’s song is the second single from Mary Chapin Carpenter’s 1992 album Come On Come On. ‘Not Too Much To Ask’ is one of seven tracks from the album to reach the top 20 on Billboard’s Hot Country Singles chart (it peaked at #15).
Four of those cuts made it to the top five, helping make this the best-selling album of the country singer-songwriter’s career.
Coronavirus seems to have hit the country music world particularly hard. Perhaps that’s because it’s a genre with a disproportionate amount of older men. Whatever the reason, I came across a number of country artists — both obscure and well-known — when researching these posts.
A new name to me was Joe Diffie, a Tulsa native who released 13 albums and scored 20 Top Ten hits in his career, with most of his success coming in the 90s. He churned out novelty tunes and sincere ballads and collaborated with some of country music’s biggest names.