Shawn Mullins

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Tags: singer-songwriter rock folk alternative pop 90s folk rock Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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8 March 1968, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. A literate, considered songwriter in the traditions of Tom Petty, Atlanta, Georgia resident Mullins made his commercial breakthrough in 1998 with ‘Lullaby’, the lead single from that year’s Soul’s Core collection. The high visibility of ‘Lullaby’ on modern rock stations subsequently pushed the album into the Billboard Top 100 chart, providing something of a jolt to the taciturn Mullins in the process (the song eventually reached both the US and UK Top 10). Previously he had released a cluster of albums on his own SM Records (later SMG), playing an average of 200 shows a year to a dedicated but tiny following. He had released his first self-titled album on cassette in 1989 while still a serving member of the US Army Reserve. Mullins merely shrugged off the new-found notoriety ‘Lullaby’ brought him: ‘There are certain rules at modern rock [formats], and I broke a few with this song....

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