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Shawn Colvin is one of the bright spots of the so-called "new folk movement" that began in the late '80s. And though she grew out of the somewhat limited "woman with a guitar" school, she has managed to keep the form fresh with a diverse approach, avoiding the clichéd sentiments and all-too-often formulaic arrangements that have plagued the genre. In less than a decade of recording, Colvin has emerged as a song craftsman with plenty of pop smarts, which has earned her a broad and loyal following.

Grammy-winner Shawn Colvin came up on the east coast folk scene in the '80s, finally scoring a major label deal toward the end of that decade. Despite consistently strong work centered around her resilient voice and folk-rock songwriting, she didn't hit it big until her 1996 album A FEW SMALL REPAIRS, which put her on the pop map, though the singer-songwriter crowd had been cooing her praises for years.

Shawn Colvin was born January 10, 1958 in South Dakota. Colvin's road to stardom seemed to come out of nowhere in 1997 with the sudden pop success of "Sunny Came Home," but Colvin's legacy in folk/rock music had already given her a strong fan base and critical acclaim.
As a child, Colvin was learning to play the guitar at age 10 and starring in The King And I in her teens. In college in Illinois, Colvin played hard rock with the Shawn Colvin Band. When neither studying or hard rock was making any waves, Colvin moved to Texas and joined the Dixie Diesels - and then to San Francisco - and then to New York where she joined the Buddy Miller Band. While in New York, Colvin met up with John Leventhal who eventually became her longtime writing partner and producer.

A Few Small Repairs slowly became a hit over the course of 1997, thanks to strong word of mouth and the single "Sunny Came Home." In 1998, "Sunny Came Home" won Grammy Awards for Record of the Year and Song of the Year. Holiday Songs and Lullabies followed that autumn.

During the new millennium, Colvin contributed vocals to songs by Béla Fleck, Edwin McCain, James Taylor, and Shawn Mullins. She also collaborated with Sting on "One Day She'll Love Me," the theme song for Disney's The Emperor's New Groove. She returned to solo form for 2001's Whole New You, and in 2004 summarized the first fifteen years of her recording career with the compilation Polaroids: A Greatest Hits Collection. A companion home video was also issued.
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