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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.   The Way It Is
  3.   Nothin' to Do with You
  4.   Just as Dead Today
  5.   The Grandpa That I Know
  6.   Jailhouse Rock by Billy Burnette
  7.   Love Ain't Leavin'
  8.   Since You Ain't Home
  9.   Soldiers Joy 1864
  10.   Near Mrs.
  11.   Turn Loose of My Pride
  12.   Clear as a Bell
  13.   Bound to Cry
  14.   Mystery Train by Billy Burnette
  15.   Drank
  16.   Would You Go with Me
  17.   Dear Departed
  18.   Travelin' Teardrop Blues
  19.   Sis Draper
  20.   Stop, Look and Listen (Cow Catcher Blues)
  21.   Burnin' Love by Billy Burnette
  22.   Magnolia Wind
  23.   Redbird
  24.   Ain't No Way of Knowing
  25.   Love Crazy
  26.   In Harm's Way
  27.   Little Sister by Billy Burnette
  28.   Forever Ain't No Trouble Now
  29.   Hound Dog by Billy Burnette
  30.   My Love Will Not Change
  31.   Waitin' for the Day to Break
  32.   Blue Suede Shoes by Billy Burnette
  33.   Worn Through Stone
  34.   A Little Bit of Love
  35.   K-I-S-S-I-N-G
  36.   Little Bitty Crack in Her Heart
  37.   Are You Lonesome Tonight by Billy Burnette
  38.   Don't Be Cruel by Billy Burnette
  39.   Fireball
  40.   2007: A Bluegrass Oddity by Billy Burnette
  41.   Confessin' My Love
  42.   Movin' on Up to a Double Wide
  43.   One of Them Days
  44.   Fallin' for You
  45.   I'm Not Just Passin' Through
  46.   That's Alright Mama by Billy Burnette
  47.   Speakin' of the Angel
  48.   The Tune of the Twenty Dollar Bill
  49.   My Frame of Mind
  50.   Beagle Hound
  51.   Good Rockin' Tonight by Billy Burnette
  52.   Fallin' Never Felt So Good
  53.   Hotwired
  54.   Man, What a Woman
  55.   Tulsa Sounds Like Trouble to Me
  56.   The Guilt Was Gone
  57.   A Big Hunk O' Love by Billy Burnette
  58.   Baby's Gone Home to Mama
  59.   How Long Gone
  60.   Walkin' the Line
  61.   Middle of Nowhere
  62.   Lost at Sea
  63.   That Ol' Love Thing
  64.   I Feel More Like I Do Right Now
  65.   Let's Talk About Us
  66.   I Ain't the Hero
  67.   Can't Have One Without the Other
  68.   Been There Done That
  69.   Fallen Star Saloon
  70.   Off to Join the World (The Circus Song)
  71.   All Shook Up by Billy Burnette
  72.   Homeless
  73.   In the Time That You Gave Me

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