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Shawn Colvin

Biography

Musician known for We Don’t Know So why and Sunny Came House from 1997, which won the 1998 Grammy Honor for Music of the entire year. She learned how exactly to play your guitar when she was a decade older. She also received a Grammy Honor for Best Modern Folk Album on her behalf debut album, Constant On, from 1989. She wedded second spouse Mario Erwin in 1997. She sang By no means Saw Blue LIKE THIS Before for the soundtrack from the 1999 film Runaway Bride-to-be, which starred Julia Roberts.

Quick Facts


Full Name Shawn Colvin
Date Of Birth January 10, 1956
Place Of Birth Vermillion, SD
Profession Rock Singer
Education Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Nationality American
Spouse Mario Erwin, Simon Tassano, Sunny Came Home, Diamond in the Rough, Round of Blues, Red Bank, NJ, United States, Ocean City, NJ, United States, Seattle, WA, United States
Children Caledonia Jean-Marie Erwin
Awards Grammy Award for Song of the Year, Grammy Award for Record of the Year, Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album, Sunny Came Home, Diamond in the Rough, Round of Blues, Red Bank, NJ, United States, Ocean City, NJ, United States, Seattle, WA, United States
Nominations Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album, Sunny Came Home, Diamond in the Rough, Round of Blues, Red Bank, NJ, United States, Ocean City, NJ, United States, Seattle, WA, United States
Movies Red Bank, NJ, United States, Ocean City, NJ, United States, Seattle, WA, United States, Crazy, Heartbreakers, Lilith Fair: A Celebration of Women in Music, Grace of My Heart, Edie and Pen, Chris Botti & Friends: Night Sessions: Live in Concert, Shawn Colvin: Live in Bora Bora: Music in High Places, The Best of Sessions at West 54th: Vol. 1
TV Shows Music in High Places
Star Sign Capricorn

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#Fact
1Graduated from the University of Texas at Austin.
2Won two Grammy Awards in 1998 for Record of the Year and Song of the Year ("Sunny Came Home")
3She went to high school in Carbondale, Illinois.
4Competes in triathlons.
5Daughter Caledonia Jean-Marie Erwin born in Austin, Texas. [July 1998]
6Wrote song "Orion in the Sky" about then-boyfriend (and now-ex-husband) Simon Tassano.
7Started out playing with Austin-based Dixie Diesels. Moved to New York City in 1980. Big break came singing backup on a Suzanne Vega tour in 1997.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Conan2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
Heart & Friends: Home for the Holidays2013TV Movie "Rocking"
Men in Trees2008TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Crazy2008/IIperformer: "I Can't Stop Loving You", "Tennessee Waltz"
Samantha Who?2007TV Series performer - 1 episode
Then She Found Me2007performer: "I'll Say I'm Sorry Now" / writer: "I'll Say I'm Sorry Now"
Save Me2007/Iperformer: "Matter Of Minutes" - uncredited
The Sopranos2006TV Series performer - 1 episode
Wordplay2006Documentary performer: "This Must Be the Place Niave Melody"
Because of Winn-Dixie2005performer: "Fly"
Idols2003TV Series writer - 1 episode
Crossing Jordan2002TV Series performer - 1 episode
Easter2002performer: "Get Out of This House"
Stuart Little 22002performer: "Hold On to the Good Things"
Roswell2001TV Series performer - 3 episodes
Serendipity2001performer: "When You Know"
The Little Bear Movie2001performer: "Great Big World", "Everybody Wants to Paint My Picture"
Heartbreakers2001performer: "I'll Say I'm Sorry Now", "Polaroids" / writer: "I'll Say I'm Sorry Now", "Polaroids"
The Simpsons2000TV Series performer - 1 episode
Runaway Bride1999performer: "Never Saw Blue Like That"
Party of Five1999TV Series performer - 1 episode
Suddenly Susan1999TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Simply Irresistible1999performer: "Every Little Thing He Does Is Magic"
Armageddon1998performer: "When The Rainbow Comes"
Elmopalooza!1998TV Special performer: "I Don't Want To Live On The Moon"
The Big Lebowski1998performer: "Viva Las Vegas"
As Good as It Gets1997performer: "CLIMB ON A BACK THAT'S STRONG" / writer: "CLIMB ON A BACK THAT'S STRONG"
Snowriders II1997Documentary performer: "Shotgun Down the Avalanche"
Daria1997TV Series performer - 1 episode
One Fine Day1996performer: "Someone Like You"
The Larry Sanders ShowTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 1995 - 1996 writer - 2 episodes, 1995 - 1996
Grace of My Heart1996performer: "Between Two Worlds"
Tin Cup1996performer: "Back to Salome" / producer: "Back to Salome" / writer: "Back to Salome"
Edie & Pen1996performer: "Fall of Rome", "Sail Across The Water" / writer: "Fall of Rome"
Mr. Wrong1996performer: "NOTHIN' ON ME" / writer: "NOTHIN' ON ME"
Clockwork Mice1995performer: "I Don't Know Why"
Georgia1995"SHOTGUN DOWN THE AVALANCHE" / performer: "SHOTGUN DOWN THE AVALANCHE"
It Could Happen to You1994performer: "Round of Blues", "Young at Heart" / writer: "Round of Blues"
Baywatch1994TV Series performer - 1 episode
When the Party's Over1993"Steady Ou" / performer: "Steady Ou"
Rosalie Goes Shopping1989performer: "Debts of Gratitude"
Mr. Fixit1988Short performer: "Don't Fence Me In"

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Crazy2008/IIKitty Wells
The Simpsons2000-2001TV SeriesRachel Jordan
Heartbreakers2001Minister at Second Wedding
Fame L.A.1997TV SeriesShawn Colvin
The Larry Sanders Show1995-1996TV SeriesShawn Colvin
Grace of My Heart1996Commune Guitarist
Baywatch1993TV Series

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Suddenly Susan1999TV Series theme performer - 2 episodes

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Judee Sill: How to Give My Heart AwayDocumentary filmingHerself
The Life & Songs of Emmylou Harris2016TV MovieHerself
Overheard2016TV SeriesHerself - interviewee
Conan2016TV SeriesHerself - Colvin & Earle
Heart & Friends: Home for the Holidays2013TV MovieHerself
Tavis Smiley2012TV SeriesHerself
Today2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest
A.K.A. Doc Pomus2012Documentary
Buddy Holly: Listen to Me - The Ultimate Buddy Party2011TV MovieHerself
Treme2011TV SeriesHerself
Treme Musical Performances: I'm Gone2011VideoHerself
Soundstage2010TV Series documentaryHerself
The 52nd Annual Grammy Awards2010TV SpecialHerself
Paul Simon: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song2007TV SpecialPerformer
Park City: Where Music Meets Film2007TV MovieHerself
Live from Abbey Road2007TV SeriesPerformer
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2007TV SeriesHerself
The L Word2005TV SeriesHerself
The Tony Danza Show2004TV SeriesHerself
Live with Kelly and Michael2004TV SeriesHerself
The Oprah Winfrey Show2004TV SeriesHerself
Texas Monthly Talks2003TV SeriesHerself - Interviewee
Ringo Rama2003Video documentary shortHerself
Chris Botti & Friends: Night Sessions Live in Concert2002Video documentaryHerself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1993-2002TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Musical Guest
Broadway's Best2002TV MovieHerself
The Chris Isaak Show2001TV SeriesHerself
Austin City Limits1997-2001TV Series documentaryHerself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1996-2001TV SeriesHerself
Music in High Places2000TV Series documentaryHerself (episode Shawn Colvin Live in Bora Bora)
An All-Star Tribute to Joni Mitchell2000TV SpecialHerself - Performer
Jeopardy!1999TV SeriesHerself - Celebrity Contestant
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1997-1999TV SeriesHerself
Asleep at the Wheel: The Making of 'Ride with Bob'1999TV MovieHerself
The 1998 Billboard Music Awards1998TV SpecialHerself
The 40th Annual Grammy Awards1998TV SpecialHerself
Late Show with David Letterman1996-1998TV SeriesHerself
Elmopalooza!1998TV SpecialHerself
Suddenly Susan1998TV SeriesHerself
The 19th Annual CableACE Awards1997TV SpecialHerself
The Gift of Song1997TV MovieHerself
Behind the Music1997TV Series documentaryHerself
Sessions at West 54th1997TV Series documentaryHerself
Charlie Rose1997TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 39th Annual Grammy Awards1997TV SpecialHerself - Performer
Lilith Fair: A Celebration of Women in Music1997TV Special documentaryPerformer
Just Passing Through1995DocumentaryHerself
Taratata1995TV SeriesHerself
Later... With Jools Holland1994TV SeriesHerself
The 36th Annual Grammy Awards1994TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Bob Dylan: 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration1993TV Special documentaryHerself
Late Night with David Letterman1991-1992TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
In the Spotlight: Mary Chapin Carpenter1995TV Movie documentaryHerself

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2001Video Premiere AwardDVD Exclusive AwardsBest Original SongThe Little Bear Movie (2001)· Marc Jordan (composer)
· Anthony Vanderburgh (composer)


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#Quote
1Men and women always have and always will make the choices they are driven to make concerning their own bodies. It is a basic right, and one we must protect.
2I think that the indefinable space between happy and sad is the most moving and compelling place for an artist to be. If there's anything I consistently strive for, it's a melancholy limbo.


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