NEW ARTISTS in THE SPOTLIGHT: SHAWN KING

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SHAWN KING, Lofton Creek recording artist, released her debut album "In My Own Backyard" on September 13 and she hasn't slowed down since.

King says her husband, CNN's Larry King, has no plans of having her appear on his show, however. "Larry has been so supportive of me over the last few years while I worked on this project," she said.

"But I talk to him enough at home. There's no reason for me to be on his show!"

Shawn King has been a part of the world of entertainment all her life, having been "born to the business," so to speak. The daughter of a major record company executive and a top Hollywood studio singer, as well as being the niece of one of the members of the original Lettermen hit vocal group, it was not unusual for Shawn to run through the house as a little girl and see Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys, go on a bike ride with Anne Murray or play catch in the back yard with any number of major recording artists.

Born and raised in Southern California until she enrolled at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah in 1978, Shawn began performing at the age of three as a child studio vocalist, eventually graduating to singing back-up vocals for motion pictures, television and records for a diverse group of artists such as Neil Diamond, The Beach Boys, Herb Albert, Sergio Mendez, Bobby Sherman and Tennessee Ernie Ford.

In the 80s, Shawn frequently guest starred on many of the most popular prime time television shows.

During the period 1990 to 1996, Shawn hosted USA Cable Network's weekly television entertainment news show, "Hollywood Insider", interviewing top film, television and recording world celebrities. …