After that (sort of) high point, where’d she go? She may not be as visible as that heady moment at the Grammys, but Colvin has kept busy. Married (and divorced) twice; motherhood; authorship of a memoir, Diamond in the Rough (2012) in which she chronicles her struggles with depression, alcoholism and anorexia in brutally honest — yet humorous — fashion.
She’s also devoted to keeping the folk vibe that she grew up with alive; besides regular performances on that scene, she’s done a few more albums. Her most recent project, Colvin and Earle (2016), is a collaboration with Alt-Country pioneer Steve Earle, and features original songs that the two co-wrote along with covers of chestnuts like “Ruby Tuesday” and “You Were On My Mind.”
Shawn Colvin just turned 61 last month and remains “steady on” when it comes to delivering quality music.
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