“Tell me again a million times, Who I am in heaven’s eyes,” sings Jillian Edwards, a native of Texas now pro singer-songwriter living in Nashville with husband, Will Chapman, and daughter Willow Faye.
With songs placed on episodes of Nashville, Grey’s Anatomy, Pretty Little Liars, and Citibank ads, Edwards is in her fifth year as a signed songwriter to mega- publishing company Concord Music Group.
Her 2014 album, Daydream, topped iTunes’ Singer/Songwriter chart and landed at No. 6 on Billboard’s New Artist chart.
Her new album “Meadow” was executive-produced by five-time GRAMMY® Award-winning artist, Steven Curtis Chapman, who happens to be Jillian’s father-in-law. “Meadow” features newly co-written songs with other amazing songwriters; David Leonard, Jonathan Smith, Peter Groenwald, Josh Bronleewe, Tony Wood and Jessie Early.
In this episode, John Chisum and Jillian talk about the challenges of being a touring musical family (husband will is drummer for indie rock band Colony House), whether or not the intimacy with God portrayed in her songs is a constant in her life, and how Jillian stays creative despite the demands of songwriting, touring, and motherhood.
“Jillian is delightful,” shares Chisum. “This episode will give any aspiring singer-songwriter a bird’s-eye peek into what it’s really like, even for someone as successful as Jillian and the Chapman family. I love this interview and I know it’s going to be encouraging to a lot of people who hear it.”
Jillian Edwards is a rarity you don’t often find… a pure heart, a fresh voice, and someone who’s transparent enough to share the real struggles behind making music as a career.
You can find Jillian Edwards on iTunes, Spotify, and at www.jillianedwards.com