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Shawn Camp

Country singer/songwriter Shawn Camp spent his early years on a farm outside of Perryville, AR. His father was an ironworker and his mother a beautician. Both sang and played guitar, infusing their child with a love of music; he began playing guitar himself at five. At the age of 20 in January 1987, he moved to Nashville to become a professional musician. He first found a berth as a fiddle player for the Osborne Brothers, and subsequently moved on to the backing bands for Jerry Reed, Alan Jackson, Suzy Bogguss, Shelby Lynne, and Trisha Yearwood. In 1991, he left Yearwood to become a solo performer. He was signed to the Reprise division of Warner Bros. Records, which released his debut single, "Fallin' Never Felt So Good," in 1993. It entered the country charts that July and peaked in the Top 40 in October. That month, Reprise released Camp's first album, Shawn Camp, which spent several weeks in the country charts. A second single, "Confessin' My Love," peaked in the country Top 40 in January 1994. Camp recorded a second album for Reprise, but the label rejected it and dropped him. He turned to working as a session musician, appearing on albums by John Prine, Garth Brooks, Nanci Griffith, and Guy Clark, among others, over the rest of the decade. At the same time, he co-wrote songs that were covered by many artists, including Diamond Rio, Tracy Byrd, Kenny Chesney, John Anderson, and Randy Travis. "Two Pina Coladas," which he co-wrote for Garth Brooks, appeared on Brooks' Sevens album and hit number one on the country charts in May 1998, and "How Long Gone," which he co-wrote for Brooks & Dunn, hit number one on the country charts in September 1998. Camp self-released his second album, Lucky Silver Dollar, in July 2001. This set was followed by Live at the Station Inn in 2004, Fireball in 2006, and The Bluegrass Elvises, Vol. 1 with Billy Burnette in 2007. In 2009, Warner Music Nashville President/CEO John Esposito caught Camp at a guitar pull during a music conference and was knocked out. Discovering that Warner had Camp's unreleased second album in its vaults, he had the label release the album in 2010 (now entitled 1994), to coincide with a reissue of his 1993 debut for Reprise. ~ William Ruhlmann
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  2.   The Tune of the Twenty Dollar Bill
  3.   That's Alright Mama by Billy Burnette
  4.   Speakin' of the Angel
  5.   Love Crazy
  6.   Near Mrs.
  7.   Mystery Train by Billy Burnette
  8.   Man, What a Woman
  9.   Ain't No Way of Knowing
  10.   Little Sister by Billy Burnette
  11.   Just as Dead Today
  12.   A Little Bit of Love
  13.   My Frame of Mind
  14.   My Love Will Not Change
  15.   Bound to Cry
  16.   Beagle Hound
  17.   Fireball
  18.   One of Them Days
  19.   Travelin' Teardrop Blues
  20.   Stop, Look and Listen (Cow Catcher Blues)
  21.   2007: A Bluegrass Oddity by Billy Burnette
  22.   Would You Go with Me
  23.   Sis Draper
  24.   Forever Ain't No Trouble Now
  25.   Since You Ain't Home
  26.   Waitin' for the Day to Break
  27.   Nothin' to Do with You
  28.   Clear as a Bell
  29.   Dear Departed
  30.   The Guilt Was Gone
  31.   Soldiers Joy 1864
  32.   Worn Through Stone
  33.   Turn Loose of My Pride
  34.   Magnolia Wind
  35.   Confessin' My Love
  36.   Don't Be Cruel by Billy Burnette
  37.   Little Bitty Crack in Her Heart
  38.   Hotwired
  39.   Jailhouse Rock by Billy Burnette
  40.   Love Ain't Leavin'
  41.   Drank
  42.   Good Rockin' Tonight by Billy Burnette
  43.   The Grandpa That I Know
  44.   I'm Not Just Passin' Through
  45.   Movin' on Up to a Double Wide
  46.   Blue Suede Shoes by Billy Burnette
  47.   Fallin' Never Felt So Good
  48.   Are You Lonesome Tonight by Billy Burnette
  49.   Burnin' Love by Billy Burnette
  50.   Redbird
  51.   In Harm's Way
  52.   The Way It Is
  53.   Fallin' for You
  54.   K-I-S-S-I-N-G
  55.   A Big Hunk O' Love by Billy Burnette
  56.   Tulsa Sounds Like Trouble to Me
  57.   Hound Dog by Billy Burnette

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