• The Original Gene Watson Fan Site

  • Gene Watson: 'Real Country Music' (Fourteen Carat Music, 2016)

  • Gene Watson: 'Back in the Fire & At Last' (Morello Records, 2016) / this album was officially released on Friday 11 November 2016

  • Gene Watson's Calendar

  • The Original Gene Watson Fan Site

  • Gene Watson Guitars by Summey

  • The Original Gene Watson Fan Site

  • The Original Gene Watson Fan Site

  • Gene Watson at The Opry in Nashville

  • The Original Gene Watson Fan Site

Management


Lytle Management Group
P.O. Box 128228
Nashville, TN 37212
Contact Sarah Brosmer
Telephone 615-770-2688

Bookings



Battle Artist Agency
8887 Horton Highway,
College Grove, TN
Contact Rob Battle
office: 615-368-7433
mobile: 615-957-3444

Adkins Publicity

Exclusive PR / Publicity Representation of Gene Watson / Contact Scott Adkins at Adkins Publicity in Nashville

For exclusive PR / publicity representation of Gene Watson, contact Scott Adkins at Adkins Publicity in Nashville.



Gene Watson's Peers within the country music industry believe in the sheer talent of this unassuming man from east Texas, so much so that Gene is regarded by many of them as 'the singer's singer' - and rightly so!

All of Gene Watson's Peers, who were contacted during 2010, were most gracious with their time and words.

It is here, within this special part of The Gene Watson Fan Site, that you have an opportunity to read a quote from Shawn Camp, which he submitted to this site on Friday 20 August 2010.

Sean Brady would like to take this opportunity to say 'thank you' to Shawn Camp who made a special contribution to this unique part of this online 'celebration of a Lone Star Hero'.



Gene Watson and Shawn Camp at BMI event to honour Hank Cochran (Friday 2 August 1935 - Thursday 15 July 2010) in Nashville on Monday 19 June 2009

Shawn Camp
This quote was submitted on Friday 20 August 2010.

'I'm absolutely a fan of Gene Watson!

What an amazing voice.  I think he is even getting better with age.



When it comes to singing, he's the best of the best.  My favourite record of his is 'Love in the Hot Afternoon'.

Thank you, Shawn Camp, for your support of Gene Watson.

About Shawn Camp...



Shawn Camp was born Darrell DeShawn 'Shawn' Camp on Monday 29 August 1966 in Perryville, Arkansas where he was raised by a musical family; Shawn Camp is an American musician who performs country music and Americana music.

Shawn Camp grew up surrounded by music - everything from his mother's Elvis Presley (Tuesday 8 January 1935 - Tuesday 16 August 1977) collection to his father's Merle Haggard (Tuesday 6 April 1937 - Wednesday 6 April 2016) records, to picking parties at his home to the sounds of living legends and local heroes at bluegrass festivals his family regularly visited.

Before he had finished high school, Shawn Camp was playing for country dances around his home and hitting festival stages around the American Midwest as a member of bands with names like Grand Prairie Boys and Freddie Sanders & Signal Mountain.

Spotted by The Grand Ole Opry's Osborne Brothers at an Iowa festival when he was twenty years old, Shawn Camp moved to Nashville in 1987 to play fiddle with the legendary bluegrass act.

Over the next few years, Shawn Camp lived the life of a sideman, touring for short runs and long stretches alike with country stars and newcomers, ranging from The Burch Sisters to Jerry Reed (Saturday 20 March 1937 - Monday 1 September 2008), Alan Jackson, Suzy Bogguss and Trisha Yearwood.

Before long, Shawn Camp became a prolific songwriter too - thanks to a fortuitous encounter at Nashville's song-writing Mecca, Bluebird Café, where he met songwriter Dean Miller.

In 1988, Shawn Camp found himself in a session upstairs at The Cowboy Arms & Recording Spa in Nashville with a band called Weary Hearts, which included a number of pickers destined for bluegrass stardom - Butch Baldassari, Ron Block, Mike Bub and Chris Jones.

Shawn Camp then struck up a friendship with a couple of Cowboy Jack Clement's apprentice engineers, David 'Ferg' Ferguson and Cousin Bob, and returned to work on some demos of his own material over the next year or so.

Soon after, Cowboy Jack Clement (Sunday 5 April 1931 - Thursday 8 August 2013) stumbled upon Shawn Camp at John Prine's house as they were rehearsing The Whole Damn Family, a loose 'band' of rotating players featuring John Prine, Jim Rooney, David 'Ferg' Ferguson, Pat McLaughlin and others who got together for an annual Christmas show.



On Tuesday 26 October 1993, Shawn Camp saw the release of his self-titled debut album, 'Shawn Camp' (Warner Reprise Records, 1993), which included three tracks, which were released as singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart:

'Fallin' Never Felt So Good' (written by Shawn Camp and Will Smith) (No.39, 1993)
'Confessin' My Love' (written by Shawn Camp and John Scott Sherrill) (No.39, 1994)
'Man, What a Woman' (written by Shawn Camp and Dean Miller) / this track was released as a single in 1994, but it did not chart

Shawn Camp's self-titled debut album, 'Shawn Camp' (Warner Reprise Records, 1993), also included the following tracks:

'K-I-S-S-I-N-G', which was written by Shawn Camp and Herb McCullough (Thursday 18 May 1944 - Tuesday 5 May 2015)
'I'm Not Just Passin' Through (written by Jim McBride, Marvin Morrow and Jeff Stevens)
'Speakin' of The Angel' (written by Shawn Camp and Jim Rushing)
'Bound to Cry' (written by Shawn Camp and John Scott Sherrill)
'One of Them Days, which was written by Shawn Camp and Herb McCullough (Thursday 18 May 1944 - Tuesday 5 May 2015)
'Turn Loose of My Pride' (written by Shawn Camp and Dean Miller)
'A Little Bit of Love' (written by Shawn Camp and Will Smith)

Mainstream country music success, however, proved elusive, especially when work on Shawn Camp's second album ground to a halt over creative differences in 1994.

After a writing deal with Patrick Joseph Music and his stint with Warner Reprise Records, Shawn Camp signed with the publishing company, Forerunner, two of whose owners were Jim Rooney and Jack Clement's long-time associate Allen Reynolds, producer of Garth Brooks.

Staff at Forerunner included Pete Wasner (Vince Gill's piano player), George Marinelli (Bonnie Raitt's guitar player), perennial bluegrass Grammy nominee Tim O'Brien and Tony Arata, writer of Garth Brooks' hit 'The Dance' (No.1 for two weeks in July 1990).

After Forerunner was sold to Universal Music Group, Shawn Camp became an in-demand co-writer and sideman with the upper echelon of Nashville's singer-songwriters.



Shawn Camp's first No.1 as a songwriter came in early 1998, when Garth Brooks reached the top of the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart with 'Two Piña Coladas' (written by Shawn Camp, Benita Hill and Sandy Manson) (No.1 for one week in May 1998); the track was included on Garth Brooks' 'Sevens' (Capitol Nashville Records, 1997).



It was also in 1998 when Brooks & Dunn (Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn) reached No.1 with 'How Long Gone' (written by Shawn Camp and John Scott Sherrill) (No.1 for two weeks in September 1998); the track was included on Brooks & Dunn's 'If You Se Her' (Arista Nashville Records, 1998).

Yet even as Shawn Camp was scoring hits with the mainstream, he kept close to his roots too, co-writing with friends like Guy Clark (Thursday 6 November 1941 - Tuesday 17 May 2016) and Jim Lauderdale, another writer with a bluegrass background.



The commercial success of songs like 'How Long Gone' (written by Shawn Camp and John Scott Sherrill), a Billboard country music No.1 for Brooks & Dunn (Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn) in 1998, was matched by critical acclaim for the likes of 'Red Dirt' (written by Shawn Camp and Jim Lauderdale) and 'Forever Ain't No Trouble Now' (written by Shawn Camp and Jim Lauderdale), both of which were included on the Grammy Award winning Jim Lauderdale / Ralph Stanley (Friday 25 February 1927 - Thursday 23 June 2016) & The Clinch Mountain Boys collaboration, 'Lost in The Lonesome Pines' (Dualtone Records, 2002), a 'Best Contemporary Bluegrass Album' Grammy Award winner.

By the end of the 1990s, Shawn Camp grew intent on recording his songs in his own voice.



On Tuesday 26 June 2001, Shawn Camp saw the release of 'Lucky Silver Dollar' (Skeeterbit Records, 2001), which included the following tracks:

'Baby's Gone Home to Mama', which was written by Shawn Camp and Herb McCullough (Thursday 18 May 1944 - Tuesday 5 May 2015)
'How Long Gone' (written by Shawn Camp and John Scott Sherrill)
'Walkin' The Line', which was written by Shawn Camp, Randy Hardison (Saturday 11 March 1961 - Tuesday 4 June 2002) and Wynn Varble
'Middle of Nowhere' (written by Shawn Camp and John Scott Sherrill)
'Tune of the Twenty Dollar Bill' (written by Shawn Camp)
'Lost at Sea' (written by Shawn Camp and John Scott Sherrill)
'That Ol' Love Thing' (written by Shawn Camp)
'I Feel More Like I Do Right Now' (written by Shawn Camp and John Scott Sherrill)
'Let's Talk About Us' (written by Shawn Camp and Taylor Dunn)
'I Ain't the Hero' (written by Shawn Camp)
'Can't Have One without The Other' (written by Shawn Camp and Gary Scruggs)
'Been There, Done That', which was written by Shawn Camp and Frank Dycus (Tuesday 5 December 1939 - Friday 23 November 2012)
'Fallen Star Saloon', which was written by Shawn Camp and Herb McCullough (Thursday 18 May 1944 - Tuesday 5 May 2015)
'Off to Join the World (The Circus Song)' (written by Shawn Camp)

Shawn Camp's 'Lucky Silver Dollar' (Skeeterbit Records, 2001), which was produced by Mark Miller and Allen Reynolds, earned rave reviews but gained very little American country music radio airplay.



In 2002, Shawn Camp wrote a series of songs and toured as a duo with Guy Clark (Thursday 6 November 1941 - Tuesday 17 May 2016); 'Magnolia Wind' and 'Soldier's Joy, 1864', which were Shawn Camp / Guy Clark co-writes, were included on Guy Clark's 'The Dark' (Sugar Hill Records, 2002).



Shawn Camp continued, however, to focus on his song-writing until early 2003, when a spur-of-the-moment decision to record a couple of bluegrass shows at a favourite hang-out resulted in 'Live at The Station Inn' (Oh Boy! Records, 2004), which was released on Tuesday 31 August 2004 on John Prine's Oh Boy! Records.

Shawn Camp's 'Live at The Station Inn' (Oh Boy! Records, 2004) included the following tracks:

'Travelin' Teardrop Blues' (introduction), which was written by Shawn Camp and Herb McCullough (Thursday 18 May 1944 - Tuesday 5 May 2015)
'Travelin' Teardrop Blues', which was written by Shawn Camp and Herb McCullough (Thursday 18 May 1944 - Tuesday 5 May 2015)
'Redbird' (written by Shawn Camp and Jim Lauderdale)
'Forever Ain't No Trouble Now' (written by Shawn Camp and Jim Lauderdale)
'Dear Departed' (written by Shawn Camp and John Scott Sherrill)
'Ain't No Way of Knowing', which was written by Shawn Camp, Paul Craft (Friday 12 August 1938 - Saturday 18 October 2014) and Phillip Lammonds
'Sis Draper', which was written by Shawn Camp and Guy Clark (Thursday 6 November 1941 - Tuesday 17 May 2016)
'Magnolia Wind', which was written by Shawn Camp and Guy Clark (Thursday 6 November 1941 - Tuesday 17 May 2016)
'Soldiers Joy 1864', which was written by Shawn Camp and Guy Clark (Thursday 6 November 1941 - Tuesday 17 May 2016)
'The Guilt Was Gone', which was written by Shawn Camp and Paul Craft (Friday 12 August 1938 - Saturday 18 October 2014)
'The Tune of The Twenty Dollar Bill' (written by Shawn Camp)
'My Love Will Not Change' (written by Billy Burnette and Shawn Camp)



As well as working as an opening act for John Prine, Shawn Camp also played on John Prine's albums, including the 2006 Grammy Award winning 'Fair & Square' (Oh Boy! Records, 2006).



On Tuesday 21 March 2006, Shawn Camp saw the release of 'Fireball' (Thirty Tigers Records, 2006), an album which revealed his strengths as a rootsy, yet modern country music stylist, and included songs which evoked memories of country music classics, including the following:

'Fireball' (written by Billy Burnette, Shawn Camp and John Scott Sherrill)
'Tulsa Sounds Like Trouble to Me' (written by Shawn Camp)
'Love Crazy' (written by Billy Burnette and Shawn Camp)
'The Way It Is' (written by Shawn Camp and Earl Bud Lee)
'Fallin' For You' (written by Shawn Camp)
'Waitin' for the Day to Break' (written by Shawn Camp)
'Hotwired' (written by Shawn Camp)
'Beagle Hound' (written by Shawn Camp and Pat McLaughlin)
'Would You Go with Me' (written by Shawn Camp and John Scott Sherrill)
'Love Ain't Leavin' (written by Shawn Camp and Philip White)
'Nothin' to Do with You' (written by Shawn Camp and John Scott Sherrill)
'Just as Dead Today' (written by Shawn Camp)
'Drank' (written by Billy Burnette and Shawn Camp)

It was also in 2006 when Shawn Camp was nominated as 'Songwriter of the Year' by The Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music (SPBM) and Billboard ranked him No.10 on their 2006 list of 'Hot Country Songwriters'.

Following the release of 'Fireball' (Thirty Tigers Records, 2006), Shawn Camp continued to write hit country songs which appeared on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart, including 'Would You Go With Me' for Josh Turner (No.1 for one week in October 2006) and 'Nobody But Me' for Blake Shelton (No.4, 2006).

Shawn Camp also co-wrote Josh Turner's 2007 single 'Firecracker' (No.2, 2007) and George Strait's 'River of Love' (No.1 for one week in April 2009), which he performed with George Strait at the 2008 Country Music Association (CMA) Awards show.



On Tuesday 7 August 2007, Shawn Camp & Billy Burnette saw the release of 'The Bluegrass Elvises, Volume 1' (Thirty Tigers Records, 2007), which included the following tracks:

'2007: A Bluegrass Oddity' (written by Billy Burnette and Shawn Camp)
'Don't Be Cruel', which was written by Otis Blackwell (Monday 16 February 1931 - Monday 6 May 2002) and Elvis Presley (Tuesday 8 January 1935 - Tuesday 16 August 1977)
'All Shook Up', which was written by Otis Blackwell (Monday 16 February 1931 - Monday 6 May 2002) and Elvis Presley (Tuesday 8 January 1935 - Tuesday 16 August 1977)
'Little Sister' (written by Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman)
'Jailhouse Rock' (written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller)
'Good Rockin' Tonight' (written by Billy Burnette and Shawn Camp)
'Burnin' Love', which was written by Dennis Linde (Thursday 18 March 1943 - Friday 22 December 2006)
'Are You Lonesome Tonight' (written by Lou Handman and Roy Turk)
'A Big Hunk O' Love' (written by Aaron Schroeder and Sidney Wyche)
'Mystery Train' (written by Junior Parker and Sam Phillips)
'That's Alright Mama' (written by Arthur 'Big Boy' Crudup)
'Hound Dog' (written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller)
'Blue Suede Shoes'



On Tuesday 28 September 2010, Shawn Camp saw the release of '1994' (Warner Music Nashville, 2010), which included the following tracks:

'Near Mrs.' (written by Karl Hasten and Steve Hood)
'Little Bitty Crack in Her Heart' (written by Shawn Camp and Jim Rushing)
'In Harm's Way', which was written by Frank Dycus (Tuesday 5 December 1939 - Friday 23 November 2012) and Jim Lauderdale
'Clear as a Bell' (written by Shawn Camp and Will Smith)
'My Frame of Mind' (written by Shawn Camp and John Scott Sherrill)
'Stop, Look & Listen (Cow Catcher Blues)', which was written by Shawn Camp and Guy Clark (Thursday 6 November 1941 - Tuesday 17 May 2016)

'Worn Through Stone' (written by Shawn Camp and John Scott Sherrill)
'Since You Ain't Home' (written by Shawn Camp, Dale Dodson and Ken Mellons)
'Movin' on Up to a Double Wide' (written by Shawn Camp and Gary Harrison)
'The Grandpa That I Know' (written by Shawn Camp and Tim Menzies)



Shawn Camp has written, or co-written, an extraordinary catalogue of exemplary country music material, as evidenced by the following list:



Mark Chesnutt recorded Shawn Camp's 'This Side of The Door' (co-written with Tim Menzies) and included the track on 'What a Way to Live' (Decca Records, 1994).



Diamond Rio recorded Shawn Camp's 'You Ain't In It' (co-written with Tim Menzies) and included the track on 'Love a Little Stronger' (Arista Records, 1994).



Kenny Chesney recorded Shawn Camp's 'My Poor Old Heart' (co-written with Gary Harrison) and included the track on 'Me & You' (BNA Records, 1996).



Rhett Akins recorded Shawn Camp's 'K-I-S-S-I-N-G', which was co-written with Herb McCullough (Thursday 18 May 1944 - Tuesday 5 May 2015), and included the track on 'Somebody New' (Decca Nashville Records, 1996).



Tracy Byrd recorded Shawn Camp's 'Cowgirl', which was co-written with Harley Allen (Monday 23 January 1956 - Wednesday 30 March 2011) and included the track on 'Big Love' (MCA Records, 1996).



Sammy Kershaw recorded Shawn Camp's 'Little Bitty Crack in Her Heart' (co-written with Jim Rushing) and included the track on 'Politics, Religion & Her' (Polygram Records / Mercury Records, 1996).



Johnny Rodriguez recorded Shawn Camp's 'It Might Take a While, But I'll Get Over You', which was co-written with Frank Dycus (Tuesday 5 December 1939 - Friday 23 November 2012), and included the track on 'You Can Say That Again' (Hightone Records, 1996).



David Parmley, Scott Vestal & Continental Divide recorded Shawn Camp's 'That Ain't The Grandpa That I Know' (co-written with Tim Menzies) and included the track on 'On The Divide' (Pinecastle Records, 1996).



Tracy Byrd recorded Shawn Camp's 'Walkin' The Line', which was co-written with Wynn Varble and Randy Hardison (Saturday 11 March 1961 - Tuesday 4 June 2002), and included the track on 'I'm From The Country' (MCA Records, 1998).



Tracy Byrd recorded Shawn Camp's 'Every Time I Do' (co-written with Taylor Dunn) and included the track on 'I'm From The Country' (MCA Records, 1998).



Garth Brooks recorded Shawn Camp's 'Two Pina Coladas' (co-written with Sandy Mason and Benita Hill) and included the track on 'Sevens' (Capitol Records, 1998); the track was No.1 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart for one week in May 1998.



Garth Brooks recorded Shawn Camp's 'I Don't Have To Wonder' (co-written with Taylor Dunn) and included the track on 'Sevens' (Capitol Records, 1998).



Brooks & Dunn (Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn) recorded Shawn Camp's 'How Long Gone' (co-written with John Scott Sherrill) and included the track on 'If You See Her' (Arista Records, 1998); the track was No.1 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart for two weeks in September 1998.

Ruby Lovett: 'Ruby Lovett' (Curb Records, 1998)

Ruby Lovett recorded Shawn Camp's 'Little Bitty Crack in His Heart' (co-written with Jim Rushing) and included the track on 'Ruby Lovett' (Curb Records, 1998).

Ruby Lovett: 'Ruby Lovett' (Curb Records, 1998)

Ruby Lovett recorded Shawn Camp's 'One of Them's Yours', which was co-written with Herb McCullough (Thursday 18 May 1944 - Tuesday 5 May 2015) and included the track on 'Ruby Lovett' (Curb Records, 1998); the track was a duet with Ken Mellons.



Randy Travis recorded Shawn Camp's 'A Little Bitty Crack in Her Heart' (co-written with Jim Rushing) and included the track on 'A Man Ain't Made of Stone' (DreamWorks Records, 1999).



Gary Allan recorded Shawn Camp's 'Sorry' (co-written with Brice Long and Wynn Varble) and included the track on 'Smoke Rings in The Dark' (MCA Nashville Records, 1999).



Gary Allan recorded Shawn Camp's 'Greenfields', which was co-written with Frank Dycus (Tuesday 5 December 1939 - Friday 23 November 2012), and included the track on 'Smoke Rings in The Dark' (MCA Records, 1999).



Guy Clark (Thursday 6 November 1941 - Tuesday 17 May 2016) recorded Shawn Camp's 'Sis Draper' (co-written with Guy Clark) and included the track on 'Cold Dog Soup' (Sugar Hill Records, 1999).



Tracy Byrd recorded Shawn Camp's 'Can't Have One Without The Other' (co-written with Gary Scruggs) and included the track on 'It's About Time' (RCA Records, 1999).



Tracy Byrd recorded Shawn Camp's 'Every Time I Do' (co-written with Taylor Dunn) and included the track on 'It's About Time' (RCA Records, 1999).



Mark Chesnutt recorded Shawn Camp's 'Fallin' Never Felt So Good' (co-written with Will Smith) and included the track on 'Lost in The Feeling' (MCA Records, 2000).



Mark Chesnutt recorded Shawn Camp's 'Confessin' My Love' (co-written with John Scott Sherrill) and included the track on 'Lost in The Feeling' (MCA Records, 2000).



Mark Chesnutt recorded Shawn Camp's 'It Pays Big Money', which was co-written with Randy Hardison (Saturday 11 March 1961 - Tuesday 4 June 2002) and Wynn Varble, and included the track on 'Lost in The Feeling' (MCA Records, 2000).



Wade Hayes recorded Shawn Camp's 'Goodbye is The Wrong Way to Go' (co-written with Will Smith) and included the track on 'Highways & Heartaches' (Monument Records, 2000).



Wade Hayes recorded Shawn Camp's 'You Just Keep On', which was co-written with Herb McCullough (Thursday 18 May 1944 - Tuesday 5 May 2015) and Taylor Dunn, and included the track on 'Highways & Heartaches' (Monument Records, 2000).



Wade Hayes recorded Shawn Camp's 'I'm Lonesome Too' (co-written with Gary Scruggs) and included the track on 'Highways & Heartaches' (Monument Records, 2000).



Brooks & Dunn (Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn) recorded Shawn Camp's 'Lucky Me, Lonely You' (co-written with Terry McBride and Ronnie Dunn) and included the track on 'Steers & Stripes' (Arista Records, 2001).



Brooks and Dunn (Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn) recorded Shawn Camp's 'Good Girls Go To Heaven' (co-written with Terry McBride and Ronnie Dunn) and included the track on 'Steers & Stripes' (Arista Records, 2001).



George Strait recorded Shawn Camp's 'The Middle of Nowhere' (co-written with John Scott Sherrill) and included the track on 'Road Less Traveled' (MCA Records, 2001).



John Anderson recorded Shawn Camp's 'Baby's Gone Home to Mama', which was co-written with Herb McCullough (Thursday 18 May 1944 - Tuesday 5 May 2015), and included the track on 'Nobody's Got It All' (Columbia Records, 2001).



Sammy Kershaw & Lorrie Morgan recorded Shawn Camp's 'He Drinks Tequila' (co-written with Michele McCord) and included the track on 'I Finally Found Someone' (BNA Records, 2001); the track reached No.39 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart in 2001.



Garth Brooks recorded Shawn Camp's 'Big Money', which was co-written with Randy Hardison (Saturday 11 March 1961 - Tuesday 4 June 2002) and Wynn Varble, and included the track on 'Scarecrow' (Capitol Records, 2001).



Joe Diffie recorded Shawn Camp's 'Hollow Deep as Mine' and included the track on 'In Another World' (Monument Records, 2001).



Joe Diffie recorded Shawn Camp's 'The Grandpa That I Know' (co-written with Tim Menzies) and included the track on 'In Another World' (Monument Records, 2001).



Jim Lauderdale, Ralph Stanley (Friday 25 February 1927 - Thursday 23 June 2016) & The Clinch Mountain Boys recorded Shawn Camp's 'Redbird' (co-written with Jim Lauderdale) and included the track on 'Lost in The Lonesome Pines' (Dualtone Records, 2002).



Jim Lauderdale, Ralph Stanley (Friday 25 February 1927 - Thursday 23 June 2016) & The Clinch Mountain Boys recorded Shawn Camp's 'Forever Ain't No Trouble Now' (co-written with Jim Lauderdale) and included the track on 'Lost in The Lonesome Pines' (Dualtone Records, 2002).



Chris LeDoux (Saturday 2 October 1948 - Wednesday 9 March 2005) recorded Shawn Camp's 'I Would For You' and included the track on 'After The Storm' (Capitol Nashville Records, 2002).



Darryl Worley recorded Shawn Camp's 'Where You Think You're Going' (co-written with Wynn Varble and Brice Long) and included the track on 'I Miss My Friend' (DreamWorks Records, 2002).



Patty Loveless recorded Shawn Camp's 'The Grandpa That I Know' (co-written with Tim Menzies) and included the track on 'On Your Way Home' (Epic Records, 2003).



Gary Allan recorded Shawn Camp's 'I Can Love You' (co-written with Philip White) and included the track on 'See If I Care' (MCA Records, 2003).



Blake Shelton recorded Shawn Camp's 'Nobody But Me' (co-written with Philip White) and included the track on 'Blake Shelton's Barn & Grill' (Warner Bros. Records, 2004); the track reached No.4 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart in 2004.



Alan Jackson recorded Shawn Camp's 'Burnin' The Honky Tonks Down' (co-written with Billy Burnette) and included the track on 'What I Do' (Arista Records, 2004); the track featured guest vocals from Richard Sterban of The Oak Ridge Boys.



Cowboy Jack Clement (Sunday 5 April 1931 - Thursday 8 August 2013) recorded Shawn Camp's 'Off to Join The World' (co-written with Mark D. Sanders) and included the track on 'Guess Things Happen That Way' (Dualtone Records, 2004).

Personnel involved in the recording of Cowboy Jack Clement's 'Guess Things Happen That Way' (Dualtone Records, 2004) included the following:

The Jordanaires, Shawn Camp, Billy Burnette, Jolene Kay, Alison Clement, Marshall Chapman, Matraca Berg, Pat McLaughin, Mark Howard, Jack Grochmal, Brooks Watson and Johnny Cash (Friday 26 February 1932 - Friday 12 September 2003) (singers)
Bobby Wood (piano)
Bobby Wood, Catherine Styron Marks and Brooks Watson (keyboards)
Dave Roe (bass)
Kenny Malone (drums, percussion)
Cowboy Jack Clement (Sunday 5 April 1931 - Thursday 8 August 2013), Shawn Camp, Billy Burnette and Ronnie McCoury (guitars)
Joey Miskulin (accordion, Plectrum banjo)
Mark Howard (five-string banjo)
Ronnie McCoury, Tim O'Brien and Mark Howard (mandolin)
Cowboy Jack Clement (Sunday 5 April 1931 - Thursday 8 August 2013) (Dobro)
Hank Singer and Tim O'Brien (fiddle)
Ronnie McCoury (mandola, gut string guitar)
Jack Grochmal and David R. 'Ferg' Ferguson (rhythm guitar)
T'ner Krawczyn (percussion, drums)
Al Angelo (steel guitar)
Jay Patten (saxophone)
Cowboy Jack Clement (Sunday 5 April 1931 - Thursday 8 August 2013) and Roger Cook (ukulele)



Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder recorded Shawn Camp's 'Sis Draper', which was co-written with Guy Clark (Thursday 6 November 1941 - Tuesday 17 May 2016), and included the track on 'Brand New Strings' (Skaggs Family Records, 2004).



Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder recorded Shawn Camp's 'Lonesome & Dry as a Bone' (co-written with Matt Lindsey and Mel Tillis Junior) and included the track on 'Brand New Strings' (Skaggs Family Records, 2004).



Mark Chesnutt recorded Shawn Camp's 'Since You Ain't Home' (co-written with Dale Dodson and Ken Mellons) and included the track on 'Savin' The Honky Tonks' (Vivaton Records, 2004).



Joe Diffie recorded Shawn Camp's 'The More You Drink, The Better I Look' and included the track on 'Tougher Than Nails' (Broken Bow Records, 2004).



Randy Travis recorded Shawn Camp's 'A Place to Hang My Hat' (co-written with Byron Hill and Brice Long) and included the track on 'Passing Through' (Word Records / Warner Bros. Records / Curb Records, 2005).



Randy Travis recorded Shawn Camp's 'My Poor Old Heart' (co-written with Gary Harrison) and included the track on 'Passing Through' (Word Records / Warner Bros. Records / Curb Records, 2005).



Josh Turner recorded Shawn Camp's 'Would You Go with Me' (co-written with John Scott Sherrill) and included the track on 'Your Man' (MCA Records, 2006); the track was No.1 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart for two weeks in October 2006.



Josh Turner recorded Shawn Camp's 'Baby's Gone Home to Mama', which was co-written with Herb McCullough (Thursday 18 May 1944 - Tuesday 5 May 2015), and included the track on 'Your Man' (MCA Records, 2006).



Josh Turner recorded Shawn Camp's 'No Rush' (co-written with Billy Burnette and Brice Long) and included the track on 'Your Man' (MCA Records, 2006).



Josh Turner recorded Shawn Camp's 'Loretta Lynn's Lincoln' (co-written with Mark D. Sanders) and included the track on 'Your Man' (MCA Records, 2006).



Bradley Walker recorded Shawn Camp's 'Lost at Sea' (co-written with John Scott Sherrill) and included the track on 'Highway of Dreams' (Rounder Records, 2006).



Bradley Walker recorded Shawn Camp's 'We Know Where He Is' (co-written with Buddy Cannon) and included the track on 'Highway of Dreams' (Rounder Records, 2006).

Billy Burnette: 'Memphis in Manhattan' (Chesky Records, 2006)

Billy Burnette recorded Shawn Camp's 'My Love Will Not Change' (co-written with Billy Burnette) and included the track on 'Memphis in Manhattan' (Chesky Records, 2006).

Billy Burnette: 'Memphis in Manhattan' (Chesky Records, 2006)

Billy Burnette recorded Shawn Camp's 'Faded Love' (co-written with Billy Burnette) and included the track on 'Memphis in Manhattan' (Chesky Records, 2006).

Billy Burnette: 'Memphis in Manhattan' (Chesky Records, 2006)

Billy Burnette recorded Shawn Camp's 'Can't Wait to Get Back Home' (co-written with Billy Burnette) and included the track on 'Memphis in Manhattan' (Chesky Records, 2006).

Billy Burnette: 'Memphis in Manhattan' (Chesky Records, 2006)

Billy Burnette recorded Shawn Camp's 'Tryin' to Get Away' (co-written with Billy Burnette) and included the track on 'Memphis in Manhattan' (Chesky Records, 2006).



Porter Wagoner (Friday 12 August 1927 - Sunday 28 October 2007) recorded Shawn Camp's 'A Place to Hang My Hat' (co-written with Byron Hill and Brice Long) and included the track on 'Wagonmaster' (Anti Records, 2007).



Jim Lauderdale recorded Shawn Camp's 'Looking For a Good Place to Land' and included the track on 'The Bluegrass Diaries' (Yep Roc Records, 2007).



Gene Watson recorded Shawn Camp's 'Speakin' of The Angel' (co-written with Jim Rushing) and included the track on 'A Taste of The Truth' (Shanachie Records, 2007); Shawn Camp originally recorded 'Speakin' of The Angel' and included the track on 'Shawn Camp' (Warner Bros. Records / WEA Records, 1993).



Josh Turner recorded Shawn Camp's 'Firecracker' (co-written with Pat McLaughlin and Josh Turner) and included the track on 'Everything is Fine' (MCA Records, 2007); the track reached No.2 (where it remained for two weeks) on the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart in mid-2007.



Josh Turner recorded Shawn Camp's 'So Not My Baby' (co-written with Philips M. Lammonds) and included the track on 'Everything is Fine' (MCA Records, 2007).



Randy Travis recorded Shawn Camp's 'Til I'm Dead & Gone' (co-written with John Scott Sherrill and Sarah Siskind) and included the track on 'Around The Bend' (Warner Bros. Records, 2008).



George Strait recorded Shawn Camp's 'River of Love' (co-written with Billy Burnette and Dennis Morgan) and included the track on 'Troubadour' (MCA Records, 2008); the track was No.1 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart for one week in April 2009.



Joey+Rory (Joey Marie Martin Feek: Wednesday 10 September 1975 - Friday 4 March 2016 + Rory Lee Feek) recorded Shawn Camp's 'Tune of a Twenty Dollar Bill' (co-written with Mark D. Sanders) and included the track on 'Life of a Song' (Vanguard Records, 2008).

Joe Nichols: 'Old Things New' (Universal South Records, 2009)

Joe Nichols recorded Shawn Camp's 'Man Woman' (co-written with Marv Green) and included the track on 'Old Things New' (Universal South Records, 2009).



John Anderson recorded Shawn Camp's 'Hawaia In Hawaii' (co-written with John Anderson) and included the track on 'Bigger Hands' (Country Crossing Records, 2009).



John Anderson recorded Shawn Camp's 'Fade Out' (co-written with John Anderson) and included the track on 'Bigger Hands' (Country Crossing Records, 2009).



Dierks Bentley recorded Shawn Camp's 'Fallin' For You' (co-written with Paul Kennerley) and included the track on 'Up On The Ridge' (Capitol Nashville Records, 2010).



Dierks Bentley recorded Shawn Camp's 'Fiddlin' Around' (co-written with John Scott Sherrill and Jeff Austin) and included the track on 'Up On The Ridge' (Capitol Nashville Records, 2010).



Joe Diffie recorded Shawn Camp's 'Lonesome & Dry as a Bone' (co-written with Matt Lindsey and Mel Tillis Junior) and included the track on 'Homecoming: The Bluegrass Album' (Rounder Records, 2010).



Joe Diffie recorded Shawn Camp's 'Tall Cornstalk', which was co-written with Harley Allen (Monday 23 January 1956 - Wednesday 30 March 2011), and included the track on 'Homecoming: The Bluegrass Album' (Rounder Records, 2010).



Joe Diffie recorded Shawn Camp's 'Rainin' on Her Rubber Dolly' (co-written with Joe Diffie) and included the track on 'Homecoming: The Bluegrass Album' (Rounder Records, 2010).



Joe Diffie recorded Shawn Camp's 'Stormy Weather Once Again' (co-written with Jimmy Stewart) and included the track on 'Homecoming: The Bluegrass Album' (Rounder Records, 2010).



Josh Turner recorded Shawn Camp's 'Eye Candy' (co-written with Pat McLaughlin and Josh Turner) and included the track on 'Haywire' (MCA Records, 2010).



Steff Nevers recorded Shawn Camp's 'Ain't No Bad Life' (co-written with Dennis Morgan) and included the track on 'Ain't No Bad Life' (AGR Television Records, 2011).

Billy Burnette: 'Rock 'n' Roll with It' (Rock 'n' Roll With It Records, 2011)

Billy Burnette recorded Shawn Camp's 'My Love Will Not Change' (co-written with Billy Burnette) and included the track on 'Rock 'n' Roll with It' (Rock 'n' Roll With It Records, 2011).

Billy Burnette: 'Rock 'n' Roll with It' (Rock 'n' Roll With It Records, 2011)

Billy Burnette recorded Shawn Camp's 'Wrong One Right' (co-written with Billy Burnette) and included the track on 'Rock 'n' Roll with It' (Rock 'n' Roll With It Records, 2011).

Billy Burnette: 'Rock 'n' Roll with It' (Rock 'n' Roll With It Records, 2011)

Billy Burnette recorded Shawn Camp's 'Hot Rod Hillbilly' (co-written with Billy Burnette) and included the track on 'Rock 'n' Roll with It' (Rock 'n' Roll With It Records, 2011).



In 2013, Jerry Douglas formed the group, The Earls of Leicester, as a band in tribute to the music of guitarist Lester Flatt (Friday 19 June 1914 - Friday 11 May 1979) and banjo player Earl Scruggs (Sunday 6 January 1924 - Wednesday 28 March 2012).

The Earls of Leicester included the following members:

Jerry Douglas (Dobro)
Shawn Camp (lead vocals, guitar)
Charlie Cushman (banjo, guitars)
Jeff White (vocals, mandolin)
Johnny Warren (vocals, fiddle)
Barry Bales (vocals, bass)



On Tuesday 16 September 2014, The Earls of Leicester saw the release of their self-titled debut album, 'The Earls of Leicester' (Rounder Records, 2014), which included the following tracks:

'Big Black Train' (written by Stanley Johnson and George Sherry)

'Don't Let Your Deal Go Down' (written by Louise Certain, George Sherry, Gladys Stacey and Wayne Walker)
'I'll Go Stepping Too' (written by Tom James and Jerry Organ)
'Shuckin' The Corn' (written by Louise Certain, Buck Graves and Gladys Stacey)
'Til the End of the World Rolls 'Round' (written by Newton Thomas)
'Dig a Hole in the Meadow', which was written by Lester Flatt (Friday 19 June 1914 - Friday 11 May 1979) and Earl Scruggs (Sunday 6 January 1924 - Wednesday 28 March 2012)
'Some Old Day' (written by Louise Certain and Gladys Stacey)
'I Won't Be Hanging Around', which was written by Louise Certain, Gladys Stacey, Wayne Walker and Marijohn Wilkin (Wednesday 14 July 1920 - Saturday 28 October 2006)
'I Don't Care Anymore', which was written by Tompall Glaser (Sunday 3 September 1933 - Tuesday 13 August 2013)
'On My Mind', which was written by Tom James and Marijohn Wilkin (Wednesday 14 July 1920 - Saturday 28 October 2006)
'You're Not a Drop in the Bucket' (written by Riley Crabtree, Gene Evans and Charles L. Haught)
'Dim Lights, Thick Smoke', which was written by Max Fidler, Joe Maphis (Thursday 12 May 1921 - Friday 27 June 1986) and Rose Lee Maphis
'The Wandering Boy', which was written by Alvin Pleasant (A.P.) Delaney Carter (15 December 1891 - Monday 7 November 1960), Maybelle Carter (Monday 10 May 1909 - Monday 23 October 1978) and Sara Dougherty Carter (21 July 1898 - Monday 8 January 1979)
'Who Will Sing for Me', which was written by Carter Stanley (Thursday 27 August 1925 - Thursday 1 December 1966) and Ralph Stanley (Friday 25 February 1927 - Thursday 23 June 2016)

Moe Bandy: 'Lucky Me' (Spur Records, 2016)

Moe Bandy recorded Shawn Camp's 'A Place to Hang My Hat' (co-written with Byron Hill and Brice Long) and included the track on 'Lucky Me' (Spur Records, 2016); the track featured guest vocals from The Oak Ridge Boys.

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