Shawn Colvin

Born in Vermilion, South Dakota and raised in part in Illinois and Ontario, Shawn Colvin was already a well-traveled and seasoned performer by the time she won her first Grammy for Best Contemporary Folk Album with her debut Steady On in 1989. In the decades since, Colvin has released a string of superlative albums and established an enduring reputation as one of America’s great live performers. Her lasting appeal is due in part to her willingness to lay herself bare couple with a dry wit; intrigued parties would do well to investigate Colvin's superb memoir Diamond In The Rough (William Morrow Publishing, 2013).

"I learned to play guitar when I was ten," Shawn explains. "I learned fast and could copy anybody. My favorite artists were songwriters: James Taylor, Carole King, and Paul Simon among them. I was so in awe of the fact that these were actually songs that someone had written. I was terrified like, how could I ever live up to that? I had writer's block before I was a writer."

In time, Colvin refashioned that block into a notable self-penned body of work. Colvin compositions include Billboard chart lodgers "Round of Blues" and "I Don't Know Why" (both from 1992's Fat City), “Whole New You” (2001) and “Nothin’ On Me” (1997) as well as 1997's pop hit "Sunny Came Home" (co-written with John Leventhal), which earned her two of Grammy’s biggest awards, Record Of The Year and Song of the Year.

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