Billy Gilman is a well-known singer and country artist from America who is best known for his single “One Voice” which went up to the number 40 on the Billboard Hot 100 and 20 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs in the year 2000. Today, let’s learn more about the career, biography, and net worth of Billy Gilman in 2018.
Early Life & Biography:
William Wendell Gilman III or Billy Gilman was born in Westerly, Rhode Island, the U.S on May 24, 1988, to his parents William Wendell “Bill” Gilman, Jr and Frances “Fran”. His father worked as a maintenance engineer.
He spent most of his childhood days in Hope Valley, Rhode Island. When Gilman was seven years old, he gave his first public performance. At the age of nine, Ray Benson of the popular music group “Asleep at the Wheel” discovered Gilman and asked him to record some demos. Later, in 2000 he was signed by the record label Epic Records.
In 2014, Gilman confessed in a video that he is gay and dating actor Chris Meyer.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
Billy Gilman started his career when he was 11 years of age by releasing his debut single “One Voice”. The song peaked at number 38 in the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It was also included in the top 20 songs of the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart in 2000. He became the youngest artist ever to have a single in Top 40 of the country chart.
In the same year, Gilman released his debut studio album “One Voice” on the record label Epic Records. The album received a double platinum certificate in the United States. In 2000, he released his single “Oklahoma” which peaked at number 33 in the Billboard Hot Country Songs. Gilman recorded the studio album “Classic Christmas” which received the gold certification. His studio album “Dare to Dream” was also certified gold.
In 2005 Gilman released his final studio album with Epic Records, “Music Through Heartsongs: Songs Based on the Poems of Mattie J.T. Stepanek”. In the same year, he released his fifth studio album with the new record label Image Entertainment, “Everything and More”. Gilman was nominated for the Golden Globe Awards in the category of “Best Male Country Vocal Performance” for his debut single “One Voice”. The songwriters of the single were also nominated in the category of “Best Country Song”.
Net Worth & Earnings:
Billy Gilman has an estimated net worth of more than $5 million. He made most of the fortune with his successful career as a singer and artist. He has won multiple awards in his illustrious career and also holds the record of the youngest artist to have a Top 40 hit in the country charts.
Gilman has also performed in many television shows including Twas the Night Before Christmas. In 2003, he also appeared in the documentary “Our Country” on the Image Entertainment.
Billy Gilman is considered as one of the talented and finest singers in the world. Through his songs and performances, he has been able to win the hearts of people all over the globe.