"AN ENCHANTING VOICE THAT EVOKES PURITY + SMOKY WARMTH"
THE SHORT STORY:
Jillian Edwards is a singer-songwriter living in Nashville, TN. A Dallas native, her latest album Daydream released in March of 2014 - charting at No. 6 on Billboard's New Artist Chart and #1 on iTunes Singer/Songwriter chart. Jillian is a signed writer for Razor & Tie Music Publishing and has had original songs on television series including ABC's Pretty Little Liars and MTV's Catfish, as well as on SiriusXM radio. In May of 2015, she founded The Deeply Co, a traveling music & art show celebrating makers of all kinds. With a sincere love of song & voice, Jillian is constantly between studio time, touring, writing, and championing artists in unique fields with The Deeply Co. She kicked off the 2015 fall tour season by opening for Jon Foreman's The Wonderlands tour, and released a surprise two-song package called These Moments shortly after. One of the songs, "Call It Home," was featured on Nashville Indie Spotlight. The title track of Jillian's holiday EP, All My Christmases, was featured on multiple Spotify playlists, bringing the track's total streams to over 1 million. 2016 holds significant mile markers, including Jillian's Ryman Auditorium debut in Nashville, as a featured artist of the Sam's Place - Music for the Spirit series, upcoming news regarding her next album, and the growing future of The Deeply Co. Stay tuned for new musical announcements and appearances in 2016.
THE LONGER STORY:
Jillian Edwards is singer-songwriter based in Nashville, TN. Originally from Dallas, TX, this 26-year old indie songstress has been compared to the likes of angels, with a sound influenced by artists such as Alison Krauss, Patty Griffin and Mindy Smith. Jillian’s ability to silence a room of strangers with just the distinct pureness of her voice and an acoustic guitar is a scene to behold. Combining raw talent with honest melodies, she continues to captivate new fans and keep old ones faithfully returning each time she graces a stage. You may have caught her opening for a variety of talented artists over the last few years, including Jon Foreman, Drew & Ellie Holcomb, Josh Garrels, Ben Rector, David Ramirez, the Civil Wars, & more.
Jillian wowed her earliest listeners in 2009 when she released her EP, Galaxies & Such. In late 2011, she graced fans with her second release, Headfirst, holding the #1 spot on singer-songwriter charts for its entire release week. It wasn’t long after that Jillian was planning a wedding, marrying the love of her life in December 2012. Married life quickly led to a musical side project with her husband, Will Franklin Chapman and brother-in-law, Caleb Chapman, both members of the band Colony House. They named the indie-folk trio “The Inlaws,” recording an EP and playing several successful local shows over the past year. In 2013, Jillian also had the honor of co-writing and singing on the title track of Ellie Holcomb’s “With You Now.” You may have also noticed her vocals on the “How Great Thou Art” track from Steven Curtis Chapman’s blue grass record, “Deep Roots.” Jillian performed on the cast of Studio Tenn's "The Hank Legacy" and "The Hank Cash Legacy" where one review described her as possessing an “enchanting voice that evokes the purity of Alison Krauss and the smoky warmth of Norah Jones.” Songs from Jillian's 2011 release “Headfirst” are faithfully played by both Delta Airlines inflight radio and Sirius XM.
Jillian returned to the studio in the summer of 2013 to record her latest album Daydream with talented producer Joe Causey. Daydream released on March 11, 2014 - charting at No. 6 on Billboard's New Artist Chart its first week out and #1 on iTunes Singer/Songwriter chart. Additionally, Ryan Seacrest premiered the song "Gotta Have You" on his radio program, On Air with Ryan Seacrest, sharing Edwards' music with his millions of listeners around the world. The title track, "Daydream" was featured prior to the album’s full release when the track debut as the #1 song on an iTunes compilation album with other exclusive brand new songs from some of her favorite fellow Nashville artists, called Nashville Indie Spotlight 2014.
With Daydream came a fruitful partnership with Razor & Tie Music Publishing, and 2015 kept Jillian busy and inspired with all things music and art. In May of 2015, she launched a creative collaboration entity called The Deeply Co (www.thedeeplyco.com) where she passionately showcases artists and makers of all kinds. In July of 2015 Jillian played & hosted the Deeply Goes West tour with Denver-based photographer Leah McEachern - cultivating and documenting one of a kind, intimate concerts along the West Coast featuring a unique creative artist and establishment in each city. In November, The Deeply Market made it's debut as an exclusive online event, spotlighting finely crafted goods from makers across America. Founding The Deeply Co enriched Edwards' own craft of songwriting, and before 2015 came to a close she unconventionally released a limited edition of a two-song package called These Moments, and her holiday original All My Christmases climbed to over 1 million spins on Spotify. 2016 calls for significant expansion for The Deeply Co as well as some very exciting musical announcements.