Billy Gilman Releases New Single
Billy Gilman is back on the country music scene with a new single.
Gilman shot to fame in 2000 at age 12 with the smash hit ‘One Voice.’
‘Say You Will’ is his first solo single since 2008. His last album was released in 2006.
“It took me a good while to figure out exactly who I was, musically speaking,” Gilman says. “As a little kid, sometimes I was just told what to sing. But now I have enjoyed coming into my own and discovering what it really is that I want to sing. I think that my fans will be pleasantly surprised with what they hear.”
Gilman co-wrote the song with Dan Murph and Philip Douglas. The songwriting trio was also responsible for collaborating on the charity single ‘The Choice‘ in 2012. Gilman called upon fellow country stars including Keith Urban, Reba McEntire, Alan Jackson, Randy Travis, Josh Turner, Vince Gill, Amy Grant and Kenny Rogers to help record the song, with 100% of the proceeds going to the organization Soles4Souls.
In addition to his charity work, Gilman has spent recent years splitting his time between his native Rhode Island and Nashville, where he has been learning more about the music making process.
“I really wanted to know more about what I did and what I want to do,” he tells USA Today. “For a lot of years, I was down there quietly, on my own, schlepping the road, walking into offices. Whether they believed in it or not, I was there because I believed it.”