Welch, Gillian


  • From New York City; grew up in West Los Angeles; moved to Nashville in 1992.
  • Her parents were writers for the Carol Burnett TV series.
  • 1988, attended Berklee College of Music in Boston.
  • While in Boston, she met her singing and writing partner, David Rawlings. She also performs in David’s band The David Rawlings Machine.
  • She is known for her songwriting talent. Her songs have been recorded by Emmylou Harris, Trisha Yearwood, Miranda Lambert, Jimmy Buffet, the Nashville Bluegrass Band, Tim and Mollie O’Brien, Valerie Smith, many other artists.
  • 1996, released Revival album (Acony), produced by T. Bone Burnett.
  • 2000, she acted and performed in the movie “O Brother, Where Art Thou,” starring George Clooney.
  • 2001, her duet with Alison Krauss “I’ll Fly Away” (from the O’ Brother soundtrack) won the IBMA award for Gospel Recorded Performance of the Year.
  • 2001, released Time (The Revelator) album (Acony).
  • 2011, released The Harrow & The Harvest album (Acony).