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

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