Skip Ewing

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Skip Ewing
Birth name Donald Ralph Ewing
Born (1964-03-06) March 6, 1964 (age 50)
Origin Redlands, California, USA
Genres Country
Occupations Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals, guitar, banjo, piano
Years active 1988–present
Labels MCA
Capitol
Word
Write!
Associated acts Reba McEntire
Collin Raye
Website Official website

Donald Ralph "Skip" Ewing (born March 6, 1964 in Redlands, California) is an American country music singer and songwriter. Active since 1988, Ewing has recorded nine studio albums, and has charted fifteen singles on the Billboard country charts.

Career[edit]

Ewing first began to garner national attention during the mid-1980s both as a songwriter and recording artist for MCA and Capitol Records. His 1988 debut The Coast of Colorado produced the number 3 hit "Burnin' a Hole in My Heart" and four other top 20 country hits. The Will to Love included the top 5 hit "It's You Again". Although none of Ewing's subsequent chart entries made Top 40, he released eight more albums from 1990 to 2009.[1]

Ewing is a notable attendee of Columbine High School in Jefferson County, Colorado, and Redlands High School in Redlands, California.

In 2008, he served as the duet partner of the radio version of Reba McEntire's single, "Every Other Weekend." While also co-writing this single, the song reached the Top 20 on the Billboard Country Chart. Although the song was credited for one week to Ewing and Kenny Chesney as "Every Other Weekend with Reba McEntire and Skip Ewing or Kenny Chesney" the song was thereafter credited to McEntire alone on the charts.

Awards[edit]

Additionally, Ewing has received a CMA Song of the Year nomination, a Grammy nomination, a Tony nomination and multiple BMI "Million Air" awards.

Horse & Writer[edit]

Horse and Writer is an annual songwriting retreat Skip Ewing organizes every year with members of the Nashville songwriting community. The retreat lasts 6 days, and takes place at the Triangle C Ranch in Dubois, Wyoming. The mission is to help aspiring songwriters realize their potential, as they are mentored by experienced pros like Ewing, who describes the event as "A labor of love."

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Title US Country
1988 The Coast of Colorado 29
1989 The Will to Love 44
1990 A Healin' Fire
Following Yonder Star (re-issued in 1995)
1991 Naturally
Greatest Hits
1993 Homegrown Love
1997 Until I Found You
2001 Indian Elephant Tea With The Big Kidz Band
2009 Skip Ewing - Hits Vol. 1

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart Positions Album
US Country CAN Country
1988 "Your Memory Wins Again" 17 The Coast of Colorado
"I Don't Have Far to Fall" 8 *
"Burnin' a Hole in My Heart" 3 *
1989 "The Gospel According to Luke" 10 11
"The Coast of Colorado" 15 24
"It's You Again" 5 9 The Will to Love
1990 "If a Man Could Live on Love Alone" 70
"I'm Your Man" 69 77 A Healin' Fire
"The Dotted Line" 80
1991 "I Get the Picture" 73 Naturally
1992 "Naturally" 71 84
1993 "Losing You Is New to Me" 78 Homegrown Love
"Grandma's Garden" 84
1997 "Mary Go 'Round" 58 Until I Found You
"Answer to My Prayer" 66

Guest singles[edit]

Year Single Artist Chart Positions Album
US Country
2008 "Every Other Weekend"A Reba McEntire 15 Reba Duets
  • A The radio edit of "Every Other Weekend" featured Skip Ewing as a duet partner, while the version on McEntire's Reba Duets album features Kenny Chesney. The song was only credited to Ewing for one week, at which point it had reached No. 57 on Hot Country Songs.

Other charted songs[edit]

Year Single US Country Album
1996 "Christmas Carol" 68 Following Yonder Star
1998 "Christmas Carol" (re-entry) 60
2000 "Christmas Carol" (re-entry) 44

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
1988 "Your Memory Wins Again" Jim May
"I Don't Have Far to Fall"
1990 "If a Man Could Live on Love Alone" John Lloyd Miller
1993 "Losing You is New to Me"
1997 "Mary Go 'Round"
"Answer to My Prayer"[2] Chuck Shanlever

References[edit]

  1. ^ Huey, Steve. "Skip Ewing biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 11 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "CMT : Videos : Skip Ewing : Answer To My Prayer". Country Music Television. Retrieved October 14, 2011. 

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