Shawn Mullins is best known for his big radio smash "Lullaby" but the guy's far from a one-hit wonder.
"Lullaby" hit the charts in 1999, then the Atlanta-based songwriter's career sputtered for a time. His 2006 album "9th Ward Pickin Party" was widely seen as a triumphant comeback.
Today's free track comes from Mullins' 2010 album "Light You Up."
"Mullins has developed the sort of weary, lived-in baritone that suits his music, and he tailors his folk songs to an adult contemporary audience," wrote Andrew Leahey, reviewing the album for Allmusic.com.
"California" is a tuneful piece of adult-oriented rock. It's yours for an e-mail address from the good folks at Vanguard Records. Download or just listen here:
Here's what the record label's website had to say about the track.
Grammy nominated singer-songwriter Shawn Mullins returns with his eleventh studio release, Light You Up. Shawn Mullins has undergone a series of transformative experiences leading to this captivating new song cycle. His experiences included delving into the collaborative creative process by intensive co-writing, and in one instance putting him atop of the country charts via a key contribution to the Zac Brown Band's "Toes," marking his fourth #1 single (and first purely as a co-writer), following 1999's "Lullaby" and the 2006 Triple A/Americana chart-topper "Beautiful Wreck."
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