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Shawn Mullins

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An Atlanta-based folksinger best known for his Top Ten hit "Lullaby," Shawn Mullins was serving as a member of the U.S. Army Airborne Infantry Division when he released his first self-titled cassette (issued on his own label, SM) in 1989. Following the release of 1991's Everchanging World, he left the military after eight years of service to pursue music on a full-time basis. After three years spent fruitlessly searching for a record deal, Mullins established a new label, SMG, and released the LPs Better Days and Big Blue Sky in the interim. Jeff's Last Dance, Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 (live companion discs recorded jointly with Matthew Kahler) arrived in 1995, and Mullins returned a year later with the solo effort Eggshells. Released in 1998, Soul's Core marked his first album for a major label, Columbia Records; it also signaled his critical breakthrough, as the single "Lullaby" became a chart-topping, Grammy-nominated hit. The album eventually went platinum, paving the way for an anthology of the singer's early work with 1999's The First Ten Years. Toward the end of 2000, Mullins released the official follow-up to Soul's Core, Beneath the Velvet Sun. The Essential Shawn Mullins collection arrived in 2003, followed by 9th Ward Pickin' Parlor, his first release for Vanguard Records, in 2006. He remained with Vanguard for 2008's Honeydew, which was inspired by (and recorded in) his native Georgia. Mullins kept himself busy for the rest of the year, co-writing a number one hit for the Zac Brown Band ("Toes") and releasing Live at the Variety Playhouse, which captured one of his sold-out performances in Atlanta. Two years later, he released his 11th studio album, Light You Up, which continued the rustic, Americana-styled thread he'd been spinning since 9th Ward Pickin' Parlor. Five years later, he signed with Sugar Hill and released My Stupid Heart in October of 2015. Mullins returned in 2018 with Soul's Core Revival, a double album which features two different takes on his 1998 breakthrough Soul's Core. The first disc was recorded with his touring band Soul Carnival, while the second disc is acoustic and featured spoken introductions by Mullins. ~ Jason Ankeny
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  2.   Lullaby
  3.   Changes
  4.   Light You Up
  5.   September in Seattle
  6.   Twin Rocks, Oregon
  7.   Patrick's Song
  8.   Find Love
  9.   Border Song (W/ Elton John)
  10.   Salt Lake City 1973
  11.   My Stupid Heart
  12.   Cabbagetown
  13.   House of the Rising Sun
  14.   Lay Down Your Swords, Boys
  15.   Faith
  16.   Beautiful Wreck
  17.   Blue as You
  18.   All In My Head
  19.   North on 95
  20.   Lonesome, I Know You Too Well
  21.   Somethin' to Believe In
  22.   Up All Night
  23.   You Mean Everything to Me
  24.   Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down
  25.   Ballad of Billy Jo McKay
  26.   Soul Child
  27.   Tannin Bed Song
  28.   Pandora
  29.   Amy's Eyes
  30.   Drumming Clown
  31.   For America
  32.   Canyons & Caverns
  33.   Pre-Apocalyptic Blues
  34.   Sunshine
  35.   Never Gonna Let Her Go
  36.   Gambler's Heart
  37.   Ferguson
  38.   You Make It Better
  39.   Tinseltown
  40.   The Ghost of Johnny Cash
  41.   No Blue Sky
  42.   Murphy's Song
  43.   Love Will Find a Way
  44.   I Knew a Girl
  45.   Can't Remember Summer
  46.   California
  47.   Rewind The Years
  48.   See That Train
  49.   Fraction of a Man
  50.   The Ballad of Kathryn Johnston
  51.   Home
  52.   Shimmer
  53.   Solitaire
  54.   Kelly's Song
  55.   Talkin' Goin' to Alaska Blues
  56.   Homemade Wine
  57.   Cold Black Heart
  58.   Everywhere I Go
  59.   Joy Terrell Brown
  60.   Santa Fe
  61.   Time
  62.   Yellow Dog Song
  63.   We Run
  64.   I Know
  65.   The Dream
  66.   What Is Life
  67.   And on a Rainy Night
  68.   The Gulf of Mexico
  69.   Anchored in You
  70.   Joshua
  71.   Nameless Faces
  72.   Catoosa County
  73.   All Fall Down
  74.   The Great Unknown
  75.   Leaving All Your Troubles Behind
  76.   Go and Fall
  77.   Eggshells
  78.   Valentine
  79.   Hold On
  80.   This Time/Last Time
  81.   Evolution Man
  82.   It All Comes Down to Love
  83.   Billy Jo McKay
  84.   Homeless Joe
  85.   We Could Go and Start Again
  86.   Just Like Me
  87.   Lately
  88.   Song of the Self (Chapter 2)
  89.   Roll on By
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