Shawn Colvin: "Diamond in the Rough" (Rebroadcast)

Shawn Colvin: "Diamond in the Rough" (Rebroadcast)

Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Shawn Colvin describes her determination to make a life in music since the age of 10.

Shawn Colvin began life on the South Dakota prairie where the great sky was a canvas on which to paint her dreams. Her father gave her a guitar at age 10 and she has been pursuing a music career ever since. In 1989, her debut recording won a Grammy for Best Contemporary Folk Album. Nine years later, she won two Grammys for the hit song "Sunny Came Home." But she battled alcoholism, depression and bad choices in love along the road to success. In a new memoir, she describes how she found her voice as a songwriter--and why she thinks she's a lousy girlfriend and an even worse wife.


Shawn Colvin

Grammy Award- winning singer-songwriter and musician.

Related Video

Music video by Shawn Colvin performing Diamond In The Rough. (C) 1990 Sony BMG Music Entertainment

Music video by Shawn Colvin performing Sunny Came Home. (C) 1997 Sony BMG Music Entertainment

Read An Excerpt

Excerpt from "Diamond in the Rough" by Shawn Colvin. Copyright 2012 by Shawn Colvin. Reprinted here by permission of William Morrow. All rights reserved.

This is a rebroadcast. Please view the original broadcast to comment.

Our address has changed!

The Diane Rehm Show is produced by member-supported WAMU 88.5 in Washington DC.