Shawn Mullins is a GRAMMY® nominated singer-songwriter. Shawn is perhaps best known for his monster hit "Lullaby," which went to number one on the Adult Top 40. His 2006 album 9th Ward Pickin' Parlor included his AAA/Americana No. 1 tune, "Beautiful Wreck," and he was a co-writer on the Zac Brown Band song, "Toes."
Born in Atlanta, Georgia, Shawn's interest in music began in high school, where he became acquainted with Amy Ray of the Indigo Girls, who would later become his music mentor. Ray, an Emory University freshman (shortly before founding the Indigo Girls with Emily Saliers), was giving a career-class talk when a light bulb turned on for Shawn. He decided to become a music education major in college, where he began performing and recording.
After graduating, Mullins served in the U.S. Army Reserves at Fort Benning, Georgia, before committing full-time to music in 1992. He founded his own label and released his acclaimed album Soul's Core in 1998. The album's hit track "Lullaby" was picked up by Steve Craig, a DJ at Atlanta's WNNX-FM. The station put the song into heavy rotation and sent it out widely to other stations, until Mullins was getting regular airplay on more than a dozen stations. As his popularity increased, Mullins signed with Columbia Records, where he spent six years before moving to Vanguard, now Rounder/Sugar Hill under Concord Music Group.
Shawn's latest album My Stupid Heart is out now under Sugar Hill Records.
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