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Billy Gilman

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Genre:Country
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Songs:97
Albums:7

Most popular songs

# Song LSI Rank
1Little Bitty Pretty One lyrics
2I Will lyrics
3I've Got to Make It to Summer lyrics
4Let Me Remind You Again lyrics
5Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer lyrics
6For Our World lyrics
7Heart of Rock and Roll lyrics
8Roly Poly lyrics
9Coming Home lyrics
10Looked Into the Wings lyrics

Most popular albums

# Album LSI Rank
1My Time On Earth [2007]
2Billy Gilman [2006]
3Everything and More [2005]
4Music Through Heartsongs [2003]
5Dare to Dream [2001]
6One Voice [2000]
7Classic Christmas [2000]

Biography

Only 11 years old when he notched his first hit single, Billy Gilman was the youngest performer ever to reach the Billboard country charts, breaking a record held by Brenda Lee since 1957.

Gilman was born in Westerly, RI, on May 24, 1988, and grew up in nearby Hope Valley. He was singing before he started school, and developed rapidly enough to start performing publicly at age seven. He was booked as an opening act at several county fairs, including one with headliner Jo Dee Messina. Gilman caught his big break when Asleep at the Wheel leader Ray Benson heard him sing and was impressed by the precocious power behind his vocals. Benson had Gilman make a demo tape, which wound up landing the young singer a deal with Epic.

Backed by seasoned Nashville studio pros, Gilman completed his debut album, One Voice, in 2000. Its title song, a spiritual plea against school violence, climbed into the Top 20 of the country charts, and the album itself hit number two and quickly went gold. The follow-up single, "Oklahoma," was also a Top 40 hit, and the holiday album Classic Christmas was rushed out by the end of 2000; it reached number four on the country charts, and featured a duet with fellow vocal prodigy Charlotte Church. Gilman's proper second album, Dare to Dream, appeared in 2001 and hit number six; it also spawned two minor chart hits in "She's My Girl" and "Elisabeth," the latter a sentimental ballad about a girl battling a terminal illness. That theme became the basis for Gilman's third album when he met young poet and best-selling author Mattie Stepanek -- a muscular dystrophy sufferer -- during a TV appearance with Larry King. Gilman decided to record Stepanek's poems in song form, and several Nashville pros were commissioned to set them to music. The result, Music Through Heartsongs: Songs Based on the Poems of Mattie T.J. Stepanek, was released in the spring of 2003. Everything and More followed in 2005. ~ Steve Huey.

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    Like 018-02-2015 22:24
     
    i have been listening to Billy Gilman singing a lovely song called
    I've got to make it to Summer the lyrics are beautiful for this song
     beckyneilsen says:
    Like 025-04-2009 01:26
     
    @ One Voice song
    The whole album is great. Billy picked some terrific songs!
     casscass16 says:
    Like 005-04-2008 21:21
     
    I've had this cd ever since it came out in 2000. I think his voice is so moving and powerful. He's come a long way since then, good work, Billy!!
     OhHenry says:
    Like 003-03-2007 12:21
     
    This song in truth isn't one of Billy's best... I'd suggest Elizabeth or even his Title Track, One Voice... But this song has sentimental value, a whole ton of it Lol
     miley2hannah says:
    Like 029-12-2006 03:02
     
    i love this song!!
     flirtz2002 says:
    Like 011-12-2006 07:31
     
    I love this song, it's so cute!
    Like 014-07-2006 19:48
     
    @ Oklahoma song
    it makes me cry in a good way... reminds me of my brother... aww
     Mermaidian14 says:
    Like 016-03-2006 01:47
     
    @ Oklahoma song
    You can so easily see the hope, joy, and sadness of the little boy in this story. I cry when I hear it. It's touching.
     Lil_Jo says:
    Like 001-10-2005 19:33
     
    Its such a butieful song. :') Charlottes voice is amazing. And the boy (Dont know his name. :''/ ) as well. The duo is great and their vocies is doing great togehter.
     JRoK says:
    Like 023-09-2005 20:04
     
    though i wish you were
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