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The Atlanta-based folksinger/bandleader best known for his Top Ten hit "Lullaby", Shawn Mullins, has undergone a series of transformative experiences, leading to a second coming for the veteran artist. Evidence of Mullins' heightened level of musical and lyrical ambition comes through with his latest Light You Up. This captivating new song cycle will likely be viewed as a flat-out revelation, even by Mullins' most fervent fans.
His latest album is overflowing with perfect rhymes, telling detail and underlying intimations. This is uncommonly literate stuff, striking in its insightfulness and compassion. Delivered by Mullins in his companionable baritone, as lived-in and textured as your favorite pair of faded jeans, amid the relentless rhythms, churning Hammond organ runs and swooping guitar lines, every line is absolutely spellbinding, adding incrementally to the album's gripping intensity. "I felt like I needed to get the listener's attention with this record," says Shawn. He can consider that a mission accomplished.
I grew up in the low country of South Carolina. My earliest musical influence was in church ... I listened to everything I could get away with in a Pentecostal preacher's home
My musical influences include The Beatles, The Temptations, Smokey Robinson, the STAX stuff, CCR, Bob Dylan, Hank Williams, Merle Haggard, Jim Croce, Elton John, Jackson Browne, Bruce Springsteen, and others too numerous to mention.
The honors my songs have garnered include BMI’s Eight-Million-Air award for the song "I Love The Way You Love Me" which was the Academy of Country Music's 1993 Song of the Year and went on to become an international hit when BOYZONE released it in Europe as a single in 1999, where it stayed at the top of the charts for over 3 months.
I've had numerous multi-week number one songs and many other BMI Million-Air awards but of all the songs I've written, the ones that consistently bring me back to what I love about music are the ones I haven't written yet.
I love what I do and I do what I love and I make a living like that.