Not Too Much to Ask

"Not Too Much to Ask" is a song recorded by American country music artists Mary Chapin Carpenter and Joe Diffie. It was released in September 1992 as the second single from Carpenter's album Come On Come On. The song reached number 15 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart in December 1992.[1] It was nominated for a 1993 Grammy Award for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals.[2] It was written by Carpenter and Don Schlitz.

"Not Too Much to Ask"
Single by Mary Chapin Carpenter with Joe Diffie
from the album Come On Come On
B-side"I Am a Town"
ReleasedSeptember 1992
Songwriter(s)Mary Chapin Carpenter
Don Schlitz
Producer(s)Mary Chapin Carpenter
John Jennings
Mary Chapin Carpenter singles chronology
"I Feel Lucky"
"Not Too Much to Ask"
"Passionate Kisses"
Joe Diffie singles chronology
"Next Thing Smokin'"
"Not Too Much to Ask"
"Startin' Over Blues"

Critical receptionEdit

David Browne of Entertainment Weekly gave the song a negative review, calling it "a delicate acoustic ballad that doesn't set off as many sparks as the collaboration promises."[3]

Chart performanceEdit

Chart (1992) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[4] 12
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 15


  1. ^ "Mary Chapin Carpenter Hot Country Songs Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved February 1, 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "The 35th Grammy Awards Nominations : General Categories". Los Angeles Times. January 8, 1993. Retrieved February 1, 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Browne, David (July 17, 1992). "Come On Come On Review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved February 1, 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 1867." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. December 19, 1992. Retrieved August 15, 2013.
  5. ^ "Mary Chapin Carpenter Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.

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