Featured Music in TV Shows:
"Windy Nights" - 6-10:Merry Mayhem of Dawson's Creek
"Love Came Down At Christmas" - 4-9:Kiss Kiss Bang Bang of Dawson's Creek
"Between Two Worlds" - 5-18:Driven To Extremes of Party of Five
"Twilight" - 2-9:Prisoner Exchange of Crossing Jordan
"Sunny Came Home" - 2-10:Land Ahoy of The L Word
"Sunny Came Home" - 6-8:Johnny Cakes of The Sopranos
Featured Music in Movies:
"Climb On (A Back That's Strong)" - As Good As It Gets
"One Day She'll Love Me" - The Emperor's New Groove
"Hold On to the Good Things" - Stuart Little 2
"Never Saw Blue Like That" - Runaway Bride
"Round of Blues" - It Could Happen to You
"Young at Heart" - It Could Happen to You
"Between Two Worlds" - Grace of My Heart
"When the Rainbow Comes" - Armageddon
"When You Know" - Serendipity
"Polaroids" - Heartbreakers
"Nothin' On Me" - Mr. Wrong
"Back To Salome" - Tin Cup
As her exercise, Shawn goes to the gym and also does swim workouts.
Her song "Nothin' On Me" was the theme song for seasons two and three of Suddenly Susan.
As of 2004, Shawn was No.422 on the Top "Pop Artists of the Past 25 Years" chart.
The song "Sunny Came Home" was ranked No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Airplay chart for four weeks on July, 1997. It also topped the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart for four weeks on August that same year.
Shawn married Simon Tassano in September 1993 and divorced him in 1995. She then married Mario Erwin in October 1997.
She went to high school in Carbondale, Illinois and graduated college from the University of Texas.
Before she made it as a solo artist, Shawn formed the Shawn Colvin Band in Illiois and joined the DIxie Diesels in Texas and Buddy Miller Band in New York.
In the 1980's, Shawn performed in several off-Broadway shows including Pump Boys and Dinettes, Diamond Studs, and Lie of the Mind.
Shawn has been a supporter of liberal causes and she has performed in benefit concerts for Democratic Party candidates.
She learned to play the guitar at age 10 and had her first public concert at age 15 at the University of Illinois campus.
Shawn has won three New York Music Awards: Best New Vocalist in 1988, Best Debut Female Vocalist for "Steady On" in 1989, and Best Folk Artist in 1990.
Shawn has won the Grammy for "Best Contemporary Folk Album" for the record "Steady On" in 1991, "Record of the Year" for "Sunny Came Home" in 1998 and "Song of the Year" for "Sunny Came Home" in 1998.
Shawn Colvin: If it's good for your soul and it's making you happy, stick with it. Just don't give up. I've never seen someone fail or miss out who wasn't kind of pushing ahead with the best of intentions and with the belief in themselves.
Shawn Colvin: I listen to alternative radio stations and hear a lot of folk rock. The new Soul Asylum single, stuff, Toad the Wet Sprocket-it's great folk rock. But they're all in their twenties so they're called alternative and I'm in my thirties so I'm called folk.
Shawn Colvin: I didn't have the skill to make an interesting story, and I don't know that I do now. But what I did have was a strong feeling of where I came from and where I was at.
Shawn Colvin: (on the song "Diamond in the Rough") From that door opening and that stumbling upon my voice, if you will, came a system, a security, a net, that I could fall into and go and do something that I really did think was unique to me. And it definitely had to do with being confessional and personal.
Shawn Colvin: And I've always been a good chameleon—I can really cop another person's vocal thing. I learned a lot of people's guitar styles—obviously, cause that's a good way to learn. But I wasn't endowed with the kind of creative gift in my opinion. And the music that I wrote then wasn't really good, it was derivative.
Shawn Colvin: There's nothing quite like making a piece of something where there was nothing. Yet when you get up and play it and give it to people and you do a good job of it, that's pretty great-when you're giving out something that belongs to you and you created it.
Shawn Colvin: There's always artistically-minded people that you will gravitate towards and who contribute to what you're doing and you contributed to what they're doing. I don't think there's a place that exists where this isn't so.
Shawn Colvin: I don't go into writing a song thinking I'm going to speak for anyone other than myself. [But] I do try to impart some wisdom without that touchy-feely kind of thing. People have told me how much they can relate to what's happening in these songs, so I think some experiences are shared ones.
Shawn Colvin: (about the personal nature of her songs) I'd like to push myself and challenge myself beyond it, but it's been enormously gratifying for me to write this stuff and my motto is stick with what you know.