Jillian Edwards is singer-songwriter based in Nashville, TN. Originally from Dallas, TX, the 25-year old indie songstress made a move to the Music City in 2011 to dive into her music career full time. Her voice 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 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 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 latest album, “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.” In September, Jillian performed on the cast of Studio Tenn’s “The Hank 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 joyfully returned to the studio in the summer of 2013 to begin recording her latest album Daydream with talented producer Joe Causey. This brand new batch of songs is her favorite project to date and was 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. From the release of the first single to the debut of the entire album, Daydream is a collection of songs that has proved to connect with Jillian’s growing audience. These songs are near and dear to the heart of their writer – as they delicately bear the intricate truths, hopes, and mercies found in the newest chapter of her life.