January 17

Billy Gilman: The “Youngest Male Country Artist” In History

Billy Gilman: The “Youngest Male Country Artist” In History 1

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Yes, Indeed, Billy Gilman was the youngest singer in the history of Country Music. Before education was introduced to Billy Gilman, he was already into music, specifically country anthems. He was just actually seven years old when he started singing. At the age of nine, he was discovered and started submitting demo records. Finally, he got a contract for Epic Records.

Success contained him as he embraces a career in Country Music. His life changed in so many ways. He gets to have a good life for his family. As well as pursuing the career he’s dreaming of.

As he rises, he grows and releases more songs. With this, he gets criticisms and recognition, too.

One Voice…

The song “One Voice” has reached to No. 38 on the Billboard Hot 100. It also became a top 20 hit on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart in 2000. This made Gilman the youngest artist to ever have a top 40 single on the country chart and top 20 hit on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. At that time, he surpassed Brenda Lee to have a record on the Billboard chart. He was just twelve years old back then.

In addition, Gilman’s “One Voice” was nominated at Grammy Award for “Best Male Country Vocal Performance” and “Best Country Song”. Unfortunately, he didn’t get the award but this made him the youngest to be nominated at those categories at Grammy’s.

At American Music Award, Gilman himself won the “Favorite Country New Artist” in 2001 at the American Music Awards. This made him the youngest to win the award in that category.


Gilman also the youngest country singer to perform at Grand Ole Opry with the songs “One Voice”, “Asleep at the Wheel”, and “Till I can make it on my Own”.

Billy Gilman truly had achieved a lot. At that age wherein you get to be successful, it is truly impressive. He is a good epitome for young ones. Especially the ones dreaming to be on the spotlight.



American Music Awards, Billy Gilman, Favorite Country New Artist

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