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Happy Thirtieth Anniversary, “He Thinks He’ll Keep Her!”

“He Thinks He’ll Keep Her” is a song co-written and recorded by American country music artist Mary Chapin Carpenter. It was released thirty years ago today as the sixth single from the album Come On Come On. The song peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. It was written by Carpenter and Don Schlitz.

To be clear: this was a capital letter E “Event.” The song was nominated for the Grammy Award for Record of the Year, and was accompanied by a live performance music video, taken from the 1993 CBS special Women of Country, where Carpenter was accompanied by Emmylou Harris, Kathy Mattea, Patty Loveless, Trisha Yearwood, Suzy Bogguss and Pam Tillis.