Gilman, Billy


  • From Hope Valley, Rhode Island.
  • Began singing when he was seven years old. He was discovered by Ray Benson of Asleep at the Wheel and signed his first recording contract with Epic Records at age 12.
  • 2000, released first single One Voice and an album of the same name which was certified double platinum (over two million copies sold). He was also nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Male Country Vocal Performance.
  • Also in 2000, he released a Christmas album which also went gold (one million copies sold).
  • 2001, released second album Dare to Dream (Epic).
  • 2003, released his third and final album for Epic, Music Through Heartsongs: Songs Based on the Poems of Mattie J.T. Stepanek.
  • 2003, after going through puberty, his voice changed and he had to stop singing for several years.
  • 2016, he was a contestant on The Voice (NBC-TV) and at the end of season 11, was declared runner-up to winner Jason “Sundance” Head.
  • 2023, released his first bluegrass album Roller Coaster (Pinecastle).