Nashville is the capital and most populous city of the U. S. state of Tennessee. The city is located on the Cumberland River; the city's population ranks 24th in the U. S. According to 2017 estimates from the U. S. Census Bureau, the total consolidated city-county population stood at 691,243; the "balance" population, which excludes semi-independent municipalities within Davidson County, was 667,560 in 2017. Located in northern Middle Tennessee, Nashville is the main core of the largest metropolitan area in Tennessee; the 2017 population of the entire 14-county Nashville metropolitan area was 1,903,045. The 2017 population of the Nashville—Davidson–Murfreesboro–Columbia combined statistical area, a larger trade area, was 2,027,489. Named for Francis Nash, a general of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, the city was founded in 1779; the city grew due to its strategic location as a port and railroad center. Nashville seceded with Tennessee during the American Civil War and in 1862 became the first state capital to fall to Union troops.
After the war the city developed a manufacturing base. Since 1963, Nashville has had a consolidated city-county government, which includes six smaller municipalities in a two-tier system; the city is governed by a mayor, a vice-mayor, a 40-member metropolitan council. Reflecting the city's position in state government, Nashville is home to the Tennessee Supreme Court's courthouse for Middle Tennessee. Nashville is a center for the music, publishing, private prison and transportation industries, is home to numerous colleges and universities such as Tennessee State University, Vanderbilt University, Belmont University, Fisk University, Lipscomb University. Entities with headquarters in the city include Asurion, Bridgestone Americas, Captain D's, CoreCivic, Dollar General, Hospital Corporation of America, LifeWay Christian Resources, Logan's Roadhouse, Ryman Hospitality Properties; the town of Nashville was founded by James Robertson, John Donelson, a party of Overmountain Men in 1779, near the original Cumberland settlement of Fort Nashborough.
It was named for the American Revolutionary War hero. Nashville grew because of its strategic location, accessibility as a port on the Cumberland River, a tributary of the Ohio River. By 1800, the city had 345 residents, including 136 enslaved African Americans and 14 free African-American residents. In 1806, Nashville was incorporated as a city and became the county seat of Davidson County, Tennessee. In 1843, the city was named as the permanent capital of the state of Tennessee; the city government of Nashville owned 24 slaves by 1831, 60 prior to the war. They were "put to work to build the first successful water system and maintain the streets." The cholera outbreak that struck Nashville in 1849–1850 took the life of former U. S. President James K. Polk. There were 311 deaths from cholera in 1849 and an estimated 316 to about 500 in 1850. By 1860, when the first rumblings of secession began to be heard across the South, antebellum Nashville was a prosperous city; the city's significance as a shipping port made it a desirable prize as a means of controlling important river and railroad transportation routes.
In February 1862, Nashville became the first state capital to fall to Union troops. The state was occupied by Union troops for the duration of the war; the Battle of Nashville was a significant Union victory and the most decisive tactical victory gained by either side in the war. Afterward, the Confederates conducted a war of attrition, making guerrilla raids and engaging in small skirmishes, with the Confederate forces in the Deep South constantly in retreat. In 1868, a few years after the Civil War, the Nashville chapter of the Ku Klux Klan was founded by Confederate veteran John W. Morton. Chapters of this secret insurgent group formed throughout the South. In 1873 Nashville suffered another cholera epidemic, as did towns throughout Sumner County along railroad routes and the Cumberland River. Meanwhile, the city had reclaimed its important shipping and trading position and developed a solid manufacturing base; the post–Civil War years of the late 19th century brought new prosperity to Nashville and Davidson County.
These healthy economic times left the city with a legacy of grand classical-style buildings, including the Parthenon in Centennial Park, near downtown. On April 30, 1892, Ephraim Grizzard, an African-American man, was lynched in a spectacle murder in front of a white mob of 10,000 in Nashville, his lynching was described by journalist Ida B. Wells as: "A naked, bloody example of the blood-thirstiness of the nineteenth century civilization of the Athens of the South." From 1877 to 1950, a total of six lynchings of blacks were conducted in Davidson County, most in the county seat of Nashville near the turn of the century. By the turn of the century, Nashville had become the cradle of the Lost Cause of the Confederacy, as the first chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy was founded here and the Confederate Veteran magazine was published here. Most "guardians of the Lost Cause" lived near Centennial Park. At the same time, Jefferson Street became the historic center of the African-American community.
It remained so until the federal government s
Russell Taff is an American gospel singer and songwriter. He has sung a variety of musical styles throughout his career including: pop rock, traditional southern gospel, contemporary country music, rhythm and blues, he first gained recognition as lead vocalist for The Imperials. One of his best-known performances is the song "Praise the Lord", he has been a member of the Gaither Vocal Band, tours with Bill Gaither in the Gaither Homecoming concerts. As a solo artist and songwriter, Taff is known for the 1980s anthem "We Will Stand". Solo albums Compilations 1994: We Will Stand 2003: The Best of Russ Taff With The Sounds of Joy 1974: YHWH 1975: Sharin' With The Imperials 1977: Sail On 1978: Imperials Live 1979: Heed The Call 1979: One More Song For You 1980: Priority 1980: Christmas With The Imperials 1981: The Very Best of The Imperials compilation 1986: Old Fashioned Faith compilation 1996: Legacy 1977–1988 compilation 2006: The Lost Album 2006: The Imperials – Classic Hits compilation 2007: The Definitive Collection compilationWith Gaither Vocal Band 2002: Everything Good 2003: A Cappella Appearances on other albums 1981: For Every Man Steve Camp "Thank You" 1981: Love Overflowing Sandi Patty "The Home of the Lord" 1983: More than a Feelin' Koinonia "Give Your Love", "Divina" 1984: For People Who Don't Hear The Music Anymore Joyce Landorf "I'll keep my eyes you" 1984: Dancing with Danger Leslie Phillips "Strength of My Life" 1984: The Praise In Us – A Word Family Praise Album Various Artists "Simple Song For A Mighty God" 1985: The CAUSE "Do Something Now" 1985: Lulu Roman Smith "King of Who I Am" 1985: Sheep In Wolves Clothing Mylon LeFevre and Broken Heart "Gospel Ship" 1988: Phil Keaggy & Sunday's Child Phil Keaggy "Aint Got No" 1988: Can't Buy a Miracle Randy Stonehill "Awfully Loud World" 1988: Lead Me On – Amy Grant 1989: Our Hymns "Near The Cross" 1990: Phase II Eddie DeGarmo "There's Something About That Name" 1990: Stolen Moments – John Hiatt 1990: Through Flood & Fire – Sparks "Jesus Rescues Me" 1990: Our Christmas "Silent Night" 1990: Handel's Young Messiah "He Shall Feed His Flock Like a Shepherd" with Sheila Walsh 1991: For Such a Time as This Sheila Walsh "A Dove Amongst Eagles" 1991: Big Town – Ashley Cleveland 1991: Show Me Your Way Glen Campbell "The Greatest Gift of All" 1992: Above And Beyond O'Landa Draper & The Associates "Wipe A Tear" 1992: Innocent Eyes Tanya Goodman Sykes "Who At My Door is Standing?"
1992: No Compromise: Remembering the Music of Keith Green "Your Love Broke Through" 1992: Did You Think to Pray This Morning? – The Johnson Sisters with Russ Taff 1993: Lead Me Not – Lari White 1993: Sweet Relief: A Benefit for Victoria Williams – various artists 1995: Beyond December – First Call 1996: Way I Should – Iris DeMent 1997: Fire Down Below original soundtrack "I'd Walk Through Fire" 1997: Misguided Roses – Edwin McCain Band 1998: Alabama Song – Allison Moorer 1998: The Apostle original soundtrack "There Ain't No Grave Gonna Hold My Body Down" 1998: Joy – Melissa Manchester 1998: Mission 3:16 – Carman "People of God" 1998: Totally Committed – Jeff Foxworthy 1998: Jesus Saves Greg Long "Prove That By Me" 1999: Vestal & Friends Vestal Goodman "Giver of Life" 1999: Bridges original soundtrack "Raven and the Dove" 2000: Child of the Promise original cast recording "The Mary I Know", "Mary Recitative", "Zacharias Recitative", "Nothing Ever Happens To A Shepherd" 2000: Hands of Time Anthony Burger "I Wish We'd All Been Ready" 2000: Ordinary Day Jeff and Sheri Easter "One Way" 2001: Supernatural – The Raphaels 2001: Press On Selah "Were You There" 2002: Traveling Light: Songs from the 23rd Psalm "Let It Flow" 2002: Edge of the World Randy Stonehill "We Were So Young" 2004: Better Days Frank Bradford "Watergrave" 2005: Hymned No. 1 Bart Millard "Precious Lord, Take My Hand" 2006: Stand Avalon "We Will Stand" 2016: Circuit Rider – William Lee Golden Long-form1982: More Than Music #1 "I Go to the Rock", "Here We Are" 1992: Russ Taff: A Christmas Song 2002: I Do Believe Gaither Vocal Band "One Way" 2006: Ernie Haase & Signature Sound "Hold To God's Unchanging Hand" 2007: The Best of Russ Taff From the Gaither Homecoming Series 2007: Timeless: Concert of Faith & Inspiration 2009: Gaither Vocal Band Reunion: Vol. 1 "Born Again", "Heartbreak Ridge And New Hope Road", "Knowing You'll Be There" 2009: Gaither Vocal Band Reunion: Vol. 2 "The Really Big News", "When The Rains Come"Concept Music videosGaither Homecoming video performances1998: Down by the Tabernacle "The Tabernacle", "I Saw The Light" 1998: Rivers of Joy "We Will Stand" 1999: I'll Meet You on the Mountain "Hold To God's Unchanging Hand" 2000: Good News "When He Set Me Free" 2000: Irish Homecoming "Ain't No Grave" 2000: Whispering Hope "O Say, But I'm Glad" 2001: A Billy Graham Music Homecoming, Vol.2 "My Tribute" 2001: London Homecoming "We Will Stand" 2002: Let Freedom Ring "When He Calls I'll Fly Away" 2002: New Orl
Northern Ireland is a part of the United Kingdom in the north-east of the island of Ireland, variously described as a country, province or region. Northern Ireland shares a border to the west with the Republic of Ireland. In 2011, its population was 1,810,863, constituting about 30% of the island's total population and about 3% of the UK's population. Established by the Northern Ireland Act 1998 as part of the Good Friday Agreement, the Northern Ireland Assembly holds responsibility for a range of devolved policy matters, while other areas are reserved for the British government. Northern Ireland co-operates with the Republic of Ireland in some areas, the Agreement granted the Republic the ability to "put forward views and proposals" with "determined efforts to resolve disagreements between the two governments". Northern Ireland was created in 1921, when Ireland was partitioned between Northern Ireland and Southern Ireland by the Government of Ireland Act 1920. Unlike Southern Ireland, which would become the Irish Free State in 1922, the majority of Northern Ireland's population were unionists, who wanted to remain within the United Kingdom.
Most of these were the Protestant descendants of colonists from Great Britain. However, a significant minority Catholics, were nationalists who wanted a united Ireland independent of British rule. Today, the former see themselves as British and the latter see themselves as Irish, while a distinct Northern Irish or Ulster identity is claimed both by a large minority of Catholics and Protestants and by many of those who are non-aligned. For most of the 20th century, when it came into existence, Northern Ireland was marked by discrimination and hostility between these two sides in what First Minister of Northern Ireland, David Trimble, called a "cold house" for Catholics. In the late 1960s, conflict between state forces and chiefly Protestant unionists on the one hand, chiefly Catholic nationalists on the other, erupted into three decades of violence known as the Troubles, which claimed over 3,500 lives and caused over 50,000 casualties; the 1998 Good Friday Agreement was a major step in the peace process, including the decommissioning of weapons, although sectarianism and religious segregation still remain major social problems, sporadic violence has continued.
Northern Ireland has been the most industrialised region of Ireland. After declining as a result of the political and social turmoil of the Troubles, its economy has grown since the late 1990s; the initial growth came from the "peace dividend" and the links which increased trade with the Republic of Ireland, continuing with a significant increase in tourism and business from around the world. Unemployment in Northern Ireland peaked at 17.2% in 1986, dropping to 6.1% for June–August 2014 and down by 1.2 percentage points over the year, similar to the UK figure of 6.2%. 58.2% of those unemployed had been unemployed for over a year. Prominent artists and sportspeople from Northern Ireland include Van Morrison, Rory McIlroy, Joey Dunlop, Wayne McCullough and George Best; some people from Northern Ireland prefer to identify as Irish while others prefer to identify as British. Cultural links between Northern Ireland, the rest of Ireland, the rest of the UK are complex, with Northern Ireland sharing both the culture of Ireland and the culture of the United Kingdom.
In many sports, the island of Ireland fields a single team, a notable exception being association football. Northern Ireland competes separately at the Commonwealth Games, people from Northern Ireland may compete for either Great Britain or Ireland at the Olympic Games; the region, now Northern Ireland was the bedrock of the Irish war of resistance against English programmes of colonialism in the late 16th century. The English-controlled Kingdom of Ireland had been declared by the English king Henry VIII in 1542, but Irish resistance made English control fragmentary. Following Irish defeat at the Battle of Kinsale, the region's Gaelic, Roman Catholic aristocracy fled to continental Europe in 1607 and the region became subject to major programmes of colonialism by Protestant English and Scottish settlers. A rebellion in 1641 by Irish aristocrats against English rule resulted in a massacre of settlers in Ulster in the context of a war breaking out between England and Ireland fuelled by religious intolerance in government.
Victories by English forces in that war and further Protestant victories in the Williamite War in Ireland toward the close of the 17th century solidified Anglican rule in Ireland. In Northern Ireland, the victories of the Siege of Derry and the Battle of the Boyne in this latter war are still celebrated by some Protestants. Popes Innocent XI and Alexander VIII had supported William of Orange instead of his maternal uncle and father-in-law James II, despite William being Protestant and James a Catholic, due to William's participation in alliance with both Protesant and Catholic powers in Europe in wars against Louis XIV, the powerful King of France, in conflict with the papacy for decades. In 1693, Pope Innocent XII recognised James as continuing King of Great Britain and Ireland in place of William, after reconciliation with Louis. In 1695, contrary to the terms of the Treaty of Limerick, a series of penal laws were passed by the Anglican ruling class in Ireland in intense anger at the Pope's recognition of James over William, felt to be a betrayal.
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Emmylou Harris is an American singer and musician. She has released dozens of albums and singles over the course of her career and won 14 Grammys, the Polar Music Prize, numerous other honors, including induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame. In 2018 she was presented the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, her work and recordings include work as a solo artist, a bandleader, an interpreter of other composers' works, a singer-songwriter, a backing vocalist and duet partner. She has worked with numerous artists. Harris is from a career military family, her father, Walter Harris, was a Marine Corps officer, her mother, was a wartime military wife. Her father was reported missing in action in Korea in 1952 and spent ten months as a prisoner of war. Born in Birmingham, Harris spent her childhood in North Carolina and Woodbridge, where she graduated from Gar-Field Senior High School as class valedictorian, she won a drama scholarship to the UNCG School of Music and Dance at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where she began to study music, learn the songs of Pete Seeger, Bob Dylan and Joan Baez on guitar.
She dropped out of college to pursue her musical aspirations, moved to New York City, working as a waitress to support herself while performing folk songs in Greenwich Village coffeehouses during the 1960s folk music boom. She recorded her first album, Gliding Bird. Harris and Slocum soon divorced, Harris and her newborn daughter Hallie moved in with her parents in Clarksville, Maryland, a suburb near Washington, D. C. Harris soon returned to performing as part of a trio with Tom Guidera. In 1971, members of the country rock group the Flying Burrito Brothers saw. Instead, Hillman recommended her to Gram Parsons, looking for a female vocalist to collaborate with on his first solo album, GP. Harris toured as a member of Parsons's band, the Fallen Angels, in 1973, the pair shone during vocal harmonies and duets; that year and Harris worked on a studio album, Grievous Angel. Parsons died in his motel room near what is now Joshua Tree National Park on September 19, 1973, from an accidental overdose of drugs and alcohol.
Parsons's Grievous Angel was released posthumously in 1974, three more tracks from his sessions with Harris were included on another posthumous Parsons album, Sleepless Nights, in 1976. One more album of recorded material from that period was packaged as Live 1973, but was not released until 1982. Warner Brothers A&R representative Mary Martin introduced Harris to Canadian producer Brian Ahern, who produced her major label debut album, Pieces of the Sky, released in 1975 on Reprise Records; the album was eclectic by Nashville standards, including cover versions of the Beatles' "For No One", Merle Haggard's "Tonight the Bottle Let Me Down" and the Louvin Brothers' "If I Could Only Win Your Love". It featured "Bluebird Wine", a composition by a young Texas songwriter, Rodney Crowell, the first in a long line of songwriters whose talents Harris has championed; the record was one of the most expensive country records produced at the time, featuring the talents of James Burton, Glen Hardin, Ron Tutt, Ray Pohlman, Bill Payne, as well as two tracks that were cut with the Angel Band.
Two singles were released: "Too Far Gone", which charted at No. 73, Harris's first big hit, "If I Could Only Win Your Love", a duet with Herb Pedersen, which peaked at No. 4. Executives of Warner Bros. Records told Harris they would agree to record her if she would "get a hot band". Harris did so, enlisting guitarist James Burton and pianist Glen Hardin, both of whom had played with Elvis Presley as well as Parsons. Burton was a renowned guitarist, starting in Ricky Nelson's band in the 1950s, Hardin had been a member of the Crickets. Other Hot Band members were drummer John Ware, pedal steel guitarist Hank DeVito, bassist Emory Gordy, Jr. with whom Harris had worked while performing with Parsons. Singer-songwriter Crowell was enlisted as a rhythm duet partner. Harris's first tour schedule dovetailed around Presley's, owing to Burton and Hardin's continuing commitments to Presley's band; the Hot Band lived up to its name, with most of the members moving on with fresh talent replacing them as they went on to solo careers of their own.
Elite Hotel, released in December 1975, established that the buzz created by Pieces of the Sky was well-founded. Unusual for country albums at the time, which revolved around a hit single, Harris's albums borrowed their approach from the album-oriented rock market. In terms of quality and artistic merit, tracks like "Sin City", "Wheels", "Till I Gain Control Again", which weren't singles stood against tracks like "Together Again", "Sweet Dreams", "One of These Days", which were. Elite Hotel was a No. 1 country album and did sufficiently well as a crossover success with the rock audience. Harris appealed to those who disapproved of the country market's pull toward crossover pop singles. Elite Hotel won a Grammy in 1976 for Female. Harris's reputation for guest work continued, she contributed to albums by Linda Ronstadt, Guy Clark and Neil Young, she was tapped by Bob Dylan to perform on his Desi
Waxahachie is the county seat of Ellis County, United States, it is located just beyond the southern suburbs of Dallas and is part of the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex. The population was 29,621 at the 2010 census, with an estimated population of 32,344 in 2014; some sources state that the name means "cow" or "buffalo" in an unspecified Native American language. One possible Native American origin is the Alabama language spoken in the area of Alabama around Waxahatchee Creek by the Alabama-Coushatta people, who had migrated by the 1850s to eastern Texas. In the Alabama language, waakasi hachi means "calf's tail"; that there is a Waxahatchee Creek near present-day Shelby, suggests that Waxahachie, shares the same name etymology. Many place names in Texas and Oklahoma have their origins in the Southeastern United States due to forced removal of various southeastern Indian tribes; the area in central Alabama that includes Waxahatchee Creek was for hundreds of years the home of the Upper Creek moiety of the Muscogee Creek Nation.
Again, this would suggest a Muscogee Creek language origin of Waxahachie. "Waxahachie" therefore may be an anglicized pronunciation of the Muscogee compound word Wakvhvce from the Muscogee words Wakv and the Muscogee word Hvce. A second etymology, suggested for the name is insisted on by speakers of Wichita, the language of the tribe which used to live in the area but now lives around Anadarko, Oklahoma. Wichita people claim the name comes from their word waks'ahe:ts'i, it means "fat wildcat". Waxahachie was founded in August 1850 as the seat of the newly established Ellis County on a donated tract of land given by early settler Emory W. Rogers, a native of Lawrence County, who migrated to Texas in 1839, it was incorporated on April 28, 1871, in 1875 the state legislature granted investors the right to operate a rail line from Waxahachie Tap Railroad to Garrett, which increased the population of Waxahachie. From 1902 to 1942, Waxahachie was the 2nd home of Trinity University, a Presbyterian-affiliated institution founded in 1869.
Then-Trinity's main administration and classroom building is today the Farmer Administration Building of Southwestern Assemblies of God University. Trinity's present-day location is San Antonio; the town is the namesake of the former United States Naval Ship Waxahachie. In 1988, the area around Waxahachie was chosen as the site for the Superconducting Super Collider, to be the world's largest and most energetic particle accelerator, with a planned ring circumference of 54.1 miles. Seventeen shafts were sunk and 14.6 miles of tunnel were bored before the project was canceled by Congress in 1993. The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Waxahachie has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps; as of the census of 2010, there were 29,621 people residing in the city. The population density was 536.1 people per square mile. There were 7,909 housing units at an average density of 197.9 per square mile.
The racial makeup of the city was 57.00% White, 14.20% African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.50% Asian, 0.10% from other races, 2.20% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 26.00% of the population. The total estimated population as of 2016 was 34,345. There were 7,325 households of which 36.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.7% were married couples living together, 14.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 26.3% were non-families. 21.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.3% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.73 and the average family size was 3.18. In the city, the population was spread out with 26.9% under the age of 18, 13.3% from 18 to 24, 28.0% from 25 to 44, 19.4% from 45 to 64, 12.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.3 males. The median income for a household in the city was $43,213, the median income for a family was $50,048.
Males had a median income of $32,597 versus $23,838 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,003. About 10.5% of families and 12.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.3% of those under age 18 and 11.1% of those age 65 or over. Employment opportunities in the city are oriented toward industry. Owens Corning, Georgia-Pacific, Fortra Fiber Cement, GMP/GPPAW RockTenn, AEP Industries, Dart Container are located within a few miles of each other. Non-industrial employers include Baylor Scott & White Health, Waxahachie Independent School District, Walgreen Distribution Center, Wal-Mart, HEB Grocery, Navarro College, Southwestern Assemblies of God University; the Scarborough Renaissance Festival, a popular Renaissance fair theme park, is located southwest of the town. It opens annually during the months of April and May and has been in operation since 1981; the city's annual Gingerbread Trail Festival features tours of many of the Gingerbread homes. Bethlehem Revisited.
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Shawn Colvin is an American singer-songwriter and musician. While Colvin has been a solo recording artist for nearly 30 years, she is best known for her 1997 Grammy-winning song, "Sunny Came Home". Colvin was born in Vermillion, South Dakota, spent her youth in Carbondale and London, Canada, she is the second of four children. She learned to play guitar at the age of 10 and grew up listening to her father's collection of music, which included artists such as Pete Seeger and the Kingston Trio. Colvin moved to Austin, Texas in the mid 1970s and joined a Western swing band called the Dixie Diesels, she entered "the folk circuit in Illinois and Berkeley", California before straining her vocal cords and taking a sabbatical at the age of 24. Colvin relocated to New York City, joining the Buddy Miller Band in 1980 and became involved in the Fast Folk cooperative of Greenwich Village. While participating in off-Broadway shows such as Pump Boys and Dinettes she was featured in Fast Folk magazine, in 1987, producer Steve Addabbo hired her to sing backup vocals on the song "Luka" by Suzanne Vega.
After touring with Vega, Colvin signed a recording contract with Columbia Records and released her debut album Steady On in 1989. The album won a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album. Colvin's second album Fat City was released in 1992 and received a Grammy nomination for Best Contemporary Folk Recording, her song "I Don't Know Why" was nominated for a Grammy in the Best Female Pop Vocal category. In 1993 she moved back to Austin and in 1994 released the album Cover Girl. In 1995 Colvin released her album Live 88 a collection of live recordings from 1988. In 1996, Colvin released her album A Few Small Repairs and in 1997 the success of her single "Sunny Came Home" catapulted her into the mainstream after spending four weeks at the number one spot on the Adult Contemporary chart; the song won the 1998 Grammy Awards for Record of the Year. Colvin released the album Holiday Songs and Lullabies in 1998 and in 2001 released another album called Whole New You. In 2004, she released. In 2006, Colvin left Columbia Records and released a 15-song album called These Four Walls on her new label, Nonesuch Records, which featured contributions by Patti Griffin and Teddy Thompson.
In 2009 she released Live, recorded at the jazz club Yoshi's in San Francisco, California. Colvin's eighth studio album, All Fall Down, was released in 2012 and was produced by Buddy Miller at his home studio in Nashville, Tennessee; the album featured guest appearances by Alison Krauss and Jakob Dylan. Colvin published her memoir Diamond in the Rough in 2012. In 2016 she recorded an album with Steve Earle called and Earle. A Few Small Repairs was reissued in 2017, including its first pressing on vinyl, for its twentieth anniversary. Colvin has made vocal contributions to songs by James Taylor, Béla Fleck, Edwin McCain, Shawn Mullins and Elliott Murphy and collaborated with Sting on the song "One Day She'll Love Me". Colvin voiced Rachel Jordan, Ned Flanders' love interest after Maude is killed, in the Simpsons episode "Alone Again, Natura-Diddily" on February 13th, 2000. and lent her vocals to Mary Chapin Carpenter's 1992 recordings, "The Hard Way" and "Come On Come On". Colvin has been married twice, first to Simon Tassano in 1993 whom she divorced in 1995, to photographer Mario Erwin, whom she married in 1997 and divorced in 2002.
She gave birth to daughter Caledonia in July 1998. Colvin resides in Texas. Steady On Fat City Cover Girl A Few Small Repairs Holiday Songs and Lullabies Whole New You These Four Walls Shawn Colvin Live All Fall Down Uncovered Colvin and Earle with Steve Earle The Starlighter Music In High Places - Live In Bora Bora Polaroids: A Video Collection Official website
Bill Mallonee is an American singer-songwriter, most notably the songwriter and leader of Vigilantes of Love, an Americana, alt-country, rock band from Athens, Georgia. Though the Vigilantes disbanded in 2001, Mallonee has continued to write and playing his music solo. On his mid-2007 tour, he was joined onstage by his second wife, Muriah Rose, who plays keyboards and sings; the two have continued to tour together since. Throughout his career many of his songs have focused on his family. Critically speaking, he is held in high regard as a songwriter, being named one of the 100 greatest living songwriters by Paste Magazine, he holds a degree in history from the University of Georgia. Fetal Position Go and Ask Her Locket Full of Moonlight My Year in Review Locket Full of Moonlight Perfumed Letter Dear Life Friendly Fire Hit and Run Yonder Shines The Infant Light Permafrost Stolen Kisses & Other Thefts Circa lower case Recent Demos Works Progress Administration Vol. 1 Works Progress Administration Vol. 2 Works Progress Administration Vol. 3: Farthest Edge of Town Works Progress Administration Vol. 4: Break in the Clouds Works Progress Administration Vol. 5: Cabin Songs Works Progress Administration Vol. 6: Rural Route Works Progress Administration Vol. 7: Eternal Dawn & Gloaming Works Progress Administration Vol. 8: Coal Dust Soul Works Progress Administration Vol. 9: Drifter Songs Works Progress Administration Vol. 10: High Desert Hope Songs of Heartland & Grieving Works Progress Administration Vol. 11: Kid Heart Ti Jean: Songs Inspired by the writings of Jack Kerouac Last Days/Early Mars The Power and the Glory Wonderland Works Progress Administration Vol. 13: Hard-Scrabble Dreams Works Progress Administration Vol. 14: Pale Lights Off Starboard Amber Waves Crier Renderings Works Progress Administration Vol. 15: Ghost Waltz Works Progress Administration Vol. 16: Wanderlust Works Progress Administration Vol. 17: This Is the Part Where We Kiss Good-Bye Beatitude The Nashville NPR Sessions Town Hall Dolorosa "Little Births"/The Dolorosa Demos Works Progress Administration Vol. 18: Heaven In Your Heart Pauper Dreams Starlight O'er High Desert Demonstrative April 9, 2014) Winnowing Lands & Peoples Where the Love Light Gleams In the New Dark Age Songs for the Journey & Beyond Future Hymns for the New Idolatry Works Progress Administration Vol. 19: Footnotes For Departure New York State of Mind Slow Trauma Mule The Rags of Absence Audible Sigh/Solo Acoustic Renderings 1998 Forest Full of Wolves Orphan Songs Vigilantes of Love, including band discography Official website Bill Mallonee collection at the Internet Archive's live music archive