The Calling is the ninth studio album released from country music singer Mary Chapin Carpenter.
It is the follow-up album to her 2004 album, Between Here and Gone.
The Calling was released on March 6, 2007 on Zoe Records.
Carpenter had previously been on Columbia Nashville, this being her first release from leaving the label. Like her previous album, she wrote every track on the album.
From the album, two singles were released. ˝On With the Song˝ and ˝It Must Have Happened˝, were released, but neither of which charted on the Billboard Hot Country Songs.
Although Carpenter hasn’t had a charting single since 2001s ˝Simple Life˝, The Calling reached its peak of #10 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart.