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Billy Gilman

Billy Gilman songsMost popular Billy Gilman songs (see all 96 songs)
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-

Billy Gilman albumsMost popular Billy Gilman albums (see all 7 albums)
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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21 Comments
25-04-2009 01:26 beckyneilsen
beckyneilsen
 
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@ One Voice

The whole album is great. Billy picked some terrific songs!
05-04-2008 21:21 casscass16
 
55 posts
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@ One Voice

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!!
03-03-2007 12:21 OhHenry
 
7 posts
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@ She's My Girl

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
29-12-2006 03:02 miley2hannah
 
8 posts
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@ Warm and Fuzzy

i love this song!!
11-12-2006 07:31 flirtz2002
flirtz2002
 
197 posts
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@ Hey Little Suzie (The Cause of All That)

I love this song, it's so cute!
14-07-2006 19:48 luxismynickname
 
20 posts
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@ Oklahoma

it makes me cry in a good way... reminds me of my brother... aww
16-03-2006 01:47 Mermaidian14
 
15 posts
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@ Oklahoma

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.
23-09-2005 20:04 JRoK
 
165 posts
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@ Little Things

though i wish you were
23-09-2005 20:03 inthesky
 
137 posts
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@ Little Things

dont worry. youre not alone!
23-09-2005 20:00 CountryChick410
 
7 posts
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@ Little Things

Come on! there's gotta be more Billy fans than me