Shawn Camp (musician)

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Shawn Camp
Birth name Darrell DeShawn Camp[1]
Born (1966-08-29) August 29, 1966 (age 47)
Origin Perryville, Arkansas, USA
Genres Country, Americana
Occupations Singer-songwriter
Instruments vocals, guitar, fiddle
Years active 1991-present
Labels Reprise, Skeeterbit, Oh Boy
Associated acts Tim Mensy
Josh Turner
Website http://www.shawncamp.com

Darrell DeShawn "Shawn" Camp (born August 29, 1966) is an American musician who performs country and Americana music. Originally signed to Reprise Records in 1993 as a recording artist, Camp charted two minor singles on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks charts that year. Since then, he has found success as a songwriter, having co-written hit singles for many country music artists, including Garth Brooks, Josh Turner, Brooks & Dunn, and Blake Shelton, although he continues to record his own material as well.

Biography[edit]

Camp was raised in Perryville, Arkansas by a musical family.[2] In 1987, he moved to Nashville, Tennessee and worked in the backing bands of such acts as The Grand Priarie Boys, Osborne Brothers, Alan Jackson, Suzy Bogguss and Trisha Yearwood.[3] In 1991, he was signed to Reprise Records, with two minor Top 40 singles charting in 1993.[3] The first of these, "Fallin' Never Felt So Good", was previously recorded by Dude Mowrey.

Camp recorded a second album for Reprise, but never released it due to creative differences. He then began writing for other artists. Camp's first Number One as a songwriter came in early 1998, when Garth Brooks reached the top of the Billboard country charts with "Two Piña Coladas", a song co-written by Camp.[2] Later that same year, Brooks & Dunn also reached Number One with "How Long Gone", another Camp co-write.[3][4]

Camp released Lucky Silver Dollar in 2001.[3] In 2006, he was nominated as Songwriter of the Year by the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music; also, Billboard ranked him No. 10 on their 2006 list of Hot Country Songwriters.[5] The same year, two songs co-written by Camp entered the country charts: "Nobody But Me" by Blake Shelton, and "Would You Go with Me" by Josh Turner, which peaked at No. 4 and No. 1, respectively, on the Billboard U.S. Hot Country Songs charts. Camp also co-wrote Turner's 2007 single "Firecracker", George Strait's 2008 single "River of Love", and Billy Currington's 2011 single "Love Done Gone".

In September 2010, Reprise Records issued the previously-unreleased 1994 album, retitled 1994.[6]

In 2012 Shawn won Album of the Year at the American Music Awards for his co production with Tamara Saviano of This One's For Him: A Tribute to Guy Clark.[7]

In January 2014, Shawn Camp won a Grammy Award for his production of American singer songwriter, Guy Clark’s album My Favorite Picture Of You.[8] This was his second Grammy nomination for Best Folk Album of the Year, as last year he, along with co-producer Tamara Saviano, was nominated for This One’s For Him: A Tribute to Guy Clark.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart
positions
US Country US Heat
Shawn Camp 61 27
Lucky Silver Dollar
  • Release date: August 7, 2001
  • Label: Skeeterbit
Live at the Station Inn
Fireball
  • Release date: March 21, 2006
  • Label: Skeeterbit
The Bluegrass Elvises, Vol. 1
(with Tim Mensy)
  • Release date: August 7, 2007
  • Label: American
1994
  • Release date: September 28, 2010
  • Label: Warner/Reprise
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart
positions
Album
US Country CAN Country
1993 "Fallin' Never Felt So Good" 39 64 Shawn Camp
1994 "Confessin' My Love" 39 51
"Man, What a Woman" 72
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
1993 "Fallin' Never Felt So Good" Steven Goldmann
1994 "Confessin' My Love"

References[edit]