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|Birth name||Donald Ralph Ewing|
|Born||March 6, 1964|
|Origin||Redlands, California, United States|
|Instrument(s)||Vocals, guitar, banjo, piano|
Donald Ralph "Skip" Ewing (born March 6, 1964) is an American country music singer and songwriter. Active since 1988, Ewing has recorded nine studio albums and has charted 15 singles on the Billboard country charts.
Ewing was born in Redlands, California, United States. He first began to gain 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 the Top 40, he released eight more albums from 1990 to 2009.
Ewing is a notable attendee of Columbine High School in Jefferson County, Colorado, and Redlands High School in Redlands, California.
In 1990, Ewing wrote two songs for Kenny Rogers' album Love Is Strange: "Listen to the Rain" and "If I Were a Painting".
In 2008, he served as the duet partner of the radio version of Reba McEntire's single, "Every Other Weekend". He also co-wrote the 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" by Reba McEntire and Skip Ewing or Kenny Chesney", the song was thereafter credited to McEntire alone on the chart.
- Broadcast Music Incorporated (BMI) Songwriter of the Year 2000;
- Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) Song of the Year;
- Country Music Association (CMA) Triple Play Award (three No. 1 songs within 12 months).
Additionally, Ewing has received a CMA Song of the Year nomination, a Grammy nomination, a Tony nomination and multiple BMI "Million Air" awards.
Horse and Writer
Horse and Writer is an annual songwriting retreat Skip Ewing organizes every year with members of the Nashville songwriting community. The retreat lasts six 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."
|The Coast of Colorado||
|The Will to Love||
|A Healin' Fire||
|Following Yonder Star||
|Until I Found You||
|Indian Elephant Tea
(The Big Kidz Band featuring Skip Ewing)
|"—" denotes releases that did not chart|
|Hits Volume One||
|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||5|
|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|
|1993||"Losing You Is New to Me"||—||78||Homegrown Love|
|1995||"Christmas Carol"[a]||68||—||Following Yonder Star|
|1997||"Mary Go 'Round"||58||—||Until I Found You|
|"Answer to My Prayer"||66||—|
|"—" denotes releases that did not chart|
* denotes unknown peak positions
As a featured artist
|2008||"Every Other Weekend"
(Reba McEntire with Skip Ewing)[b]
|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"||Chuck Shanlever|
Awards and nominations
As a recording artist
|1989||Academy of Country Music Awards||Top New Male Vocalist||Skip Ewing||Nominated|
|1990||American Music Awards||Favorite Country New Artist||Skip Ewing||Nominated|
|TNN/Music City News Awards||Star of Tomorrow||Skip Ewing||Nominated|
- ^ "Christmas Carol" also peaked on Hot Country Songs at number 60 in 1998 and number 44 in 2000.
- ^ 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.
- ^ Huey, Steve. "Skip Ewing biography". Allmusic. Retrieved February 11, 2013.
- ^ a b c d Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. ISBN 978-0-89820-177-2.
- ^ "CMT : Videos : Skip Ewing : Answer To My Prayer". Country Music Television. Retrieved October 14, 2011.
- 1964 births
- American country singer-songwriters
- American male singer-songwriters
- MCA Records artists
- Capitol Records artists
- Word Records artists
- Singer-songwriters from California
- Columbine High School alumni
- Living people
- People from Redlands, California
- Country musicians from California
- Singer-songwriters from Colorado