Chelsea Gill

For fans of:Cam, Kelsea Ballerini, Sara Bareilles, Miranda Lambert

With all the emotion of a folk singer-songwriter and the catchy sensibilities of today’s pop performers, Chelsea has carved out her own brand of country that is both unique and reminiscent of the artists she grew up listening to among her father’s record collection—artists like The Beach Boys, The Police, and Amy Grant. Her voice, every bit as unassuming as her roots in small town Grand Ledge, MI, exhibits both power and tenderness, taking its queue from the music her step-mother loved: country. With influences like Shania Twain, Tim McGraw, Sara Evans, and Martina McBride, it isn’t surprising that Chelsea has a affinity for songs that touch the heart deeply.

From living room concerts to school musicals, talent competitions to singing for church congregations, Chelsea developed an early passion for performing. And as family struggles plagued her home from a young age, she also found solace in writing—mostly poetry. Though she didn’t know it at the time, those poems were the forerunners of many more songs she would write as she moved to Music City to pursue a degree in Voice and Songwriting. Her journey eventually led her into concert lighting design where, coincidentally, she found herself lighting the stage for some of her childhood heroes, Sara Evans, Lee Ann Womack, and more.

As she continues to pursue music, Chelsea focuses her passions on the connection that songs form between people.

"Everyone has a story. Music says what I need to say when I can’t find the words,” Chelsea says. “I hope my music will do the same for others.”

After her recent success funding her Kickstarter project, Chelsea has spent the fall in the studio working on her debut EP as a country singer-songwriter. She could not be more excited about the opportunity and the chance to share her craft.

"This project to me is all about reaching people in their emotions, whether they have it all figured out or not." Gill says, "These songs are written out of places of joy, triumph, uncertainty, recklessness, hope, and heartbreak. I don't believe someone's story has to be pretty, perfect, or censored to be worth expressing. I believe we learn best in messiness.”