Performing Artist Bios—Shawn Mullins

mrJack Update Boulder 2010: Shawn Mullins is back bigtime and I don't mean back at the Expo, which of course he is, I mean back in the contemporary popular music mix. And Chuck Cannon is right there too having co-written five (thanks Chuck for correcting me!) of the tracks on Light You Up, including the title track. "A lot of this stuff with Shawn started at the Expo," says Chuck dryly. Cool. Congrats guys for some great new work and tunes...and for being part of The Expo.

The video below was shot live at the Durango Songwriters Expo in Asheville NC, 2008. Shawn tells the story of how his huge 1998 breakout hit "Lullaby" came to be. A compelling performer and story. (L-R: Mindy Smith, Malcolm Holcombe, Mullins, Chuck Cannon)

Shawn Mullins -- "Lullaby"

About Shawn Mullins

Shawn Mullins lives in Atlanta, he writes the songs that you might have heard in your friend’s car.

He is supported by Vanguard Records, a record label that has based it’s foundation on the roots of Americana Music. Shawn just completed a new album for Vanguard, Honey Dew, that includes the usual suspects from his live full band appearances: Gerry Hansen, Clay Cook, Patrick Blanchard and Peter Stroud.

Shawn’s musical accomplishments include a dozen self-produced records, two number one charting songs, grammy nomination and thousands of live performances. One of his favorite accomplishments was the decision of the Austrailian Olympic Team to use his song Shimmer as their anthem.

Shawn holds a degree in music education from North Georgia College in Dahlonega, GA where he served in the U.S. Army.

He is active observer of life and translates life into song.

Shawn currently resides on Lake Claire outside of Atlanta, GA with his wife, Kelly, their dog Aslan and Shawn’s many goldfish.

Visit ShawnMullins.com

Lullaby Lyrics
(Words and Music by Shawn Mullins)

she grew up with
the children of the stars
in the hollywood hills and the boulevard
her parents threw big parties
everyone was there
they hung out with folks like
dennis hopper, bob seeger, sonny and cher

now, she feels safe
in this bar on fairfax
and from the stage I can tell that
she can't let go and she can't relax
and just before
she hangs her head to cry
I sing to her a lullaby, I sing

everything's gonna be all right
rockabye, rockabye
everything's gonna be all right
rockabye, rockabye
rockabye

she still lives with her mom
outside the city
down that street about a half a mile
and all her friends tell her
she's so pretty
but she'd be a whole lot prettier
if she smiled once in a while
'cause even her smile
looks like a frown
she's seen her share of devils
in this angel town

But, everything's gonna be all right
rockabye, rockabye
everything's gonna be all right
rockabye, rockabye
rockabye

I told her I ain't so sure
about this place
it's hard to play a gig in this town
and keep a straight face
seems like everyone here's got a plan
it's kind of like nashville with a tan, but,

everything's gonna be all right
rockabye, rockabye
everything's gonna be all right
rockabye, rockabye

everything's gonna be all right
rockabye, rockabye
everything's gonna be all right
rockabye, rockabye,rockabye, bye, bye
bye, bye




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