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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.   Hotwired
  3.   2007: A Bluegrass Oddity by Billy Burnette
  4.   Love Ain't Leavin'
  5.   Hound Dog by Billy Burnette
  6.   One of Them Days
  7.   Are You Lonesome Tonight by Billy Burnette
  8.   The Guilt Was Gone
  9.   My Love Will Not Change
  10.   Forever Ain't No Trouble Now
  11.   Worn Through Stone
  12.   Turn Loose of My Pride
  13.   Redbird
  14.   Little Sister by Billy Burnette
  15.   Nothin' to Do with You
  16.   Don't Be Cruel by Billy Burnette
  17.   Beagle Hound
  18.   The Tune of the Twenty Dollar Bill
  19.   Burnin' Love by Billy Burnette
  20.   Would You Go with Me
  21.   Travelin' Teardrop Blues
  22.   Drank
  23.   Speakin' of the Angel
  24.   Dear Departed
  25.   Blue Suede Shoes by Billy Burnette
  26.   Man, What a Woman
  27.   A Little Bit of Love
  28.   Good Rockin' Tonight by Billy Burnette
  29.   Tulsa Sounds Like Trouble to Me
  30.   The Way It Is
  31.   Magnolia Wind
  32.   The Grandpa That I Know
  33.   Near Mrs.
  34.   My Frame of Mind
  35.   Soldiers Joy 1864
  36.   Love Crazy
  37.   K-I-S-S-I-N-G
  38.   Clear as a Bell
  39.   Sis Draper
  40.   Fireball
  41.   Stop, Look and Listen (Cow Catcher Blues)
  42.   That's Alright Mama by Billy Burnette
  43.   A Big Hunk O' Love by Billy Burnette
  44.   Jailhouse Rock by Billy Burnette
  45.   Mystery Train by Billy Burnette
  46.   Confessin' My Love
  47.   Just as Dead Today
  48.   Movin' on Up to a Double Wide
  49.   Fallin' for You
  50.   Since You Ain't Home
  51.   Little Bitty Crack in Her Heart
  52.   I'm Not Just Passin' Through
  53.   In Harm's Way
  54.   Bound to Cry
  55.   Fallin' Never Felt So Good
  56.   Waitin' for the Day to Break
  57.   Lonely Weekends
  58.   Ain't No Way of Knowing

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