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

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