Rhode Island’s Billy Gilman Takes on The Voice
Rhode Island's Billy Gilman started his singing career at age 11 and was the youngest person to have a top 40 hit in the country music world. Now he's 28-years old trying to win The Voice.
Way back in 2000, when Billy was still a young country singer, he actually did an interview with us on the Rock and Fox Show at Fun 107. He had his own hit song "One Voice" (funny because he's on The Voice now) which was his debut single and was on the Top 40 on the Billboard Hot 100 and a Top 20 hit on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart in 2000.
For his blind audition on The Voice, Gilman sang Adele's "When We Were Young" and got all four judges to turn their chairs. Adam Levine was the first to turn his chair, followed by Miley Cyrus, and then towards the end Blake Shelton and Alicia Keys turn their chairs.
Blake recognized Billy right away as the young country singer he was. Miley also recognized him saying she remembered a video of him on a bus. Gilman actually opened for her dad Billy Ray Cyrus.
All the judges were very impressed with had very nice things to say about him and Billy even said how Blake had a huge impact on him but, he chose Adam to be his coach.
We're all rooting for you here on the Southcoast Billy!
Additional Reporting By: Mikaylee McEwan