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

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