Who is Gil Grand?
In 1997, Gil signed a music publishing deal with “TMP” out of Toronto Canada headed by Frank Davies and moved to Nashville. Within just a few months of his arrival, he secured two cuts, “Love Trip” with Virgin recording artist Jerry Kilgore and “On Again Off Again” with MCA recording artist Tracy Byrd. His songwriting skills and singing ability immediately caught the attention of top record executives, and he soon signed a major U.S. record deal with Sony Music Nashville’s Monument Records. His debut album, Famous First Words, gained the respect and accolades of the country music industry on both sides of the border.
On the strength of that record, Grand received three CCMA nods, including Male Vocalist of the Year, Album of the Year and Wrangler Rising Star. His impressive sophomore effort, Burnin, netted him five CCMA nominations, including Single of the Year, Song of the Year, Video of the Year and Album of the Year, with Grand taking home the award for Male Vocalist of the Year. In 2006, Gil Grand released his third album, Somebody’s Someone, which he co-produced with Joel Feeney, earning a CCMA award for Record Producer of the Year.
In October 2007, Grand and business partner Randy Gee launched Grand & Gee Music Group, a Nashville-based music publishing company and full-service recording studio. The company earned CCMA nominations for Music Publisher of the Year in 2009, 2010, 2011and 2012. Bucky Covington brought G&G their first top 30 single with “I Want My Life Back,” and Chris Young’s big number one hit “Tomorrow” became Grand & Gee Music’s first chart topper and SESAC Song of the Year.
Gil Grand is also co-owner of Nashville Songplugger, a song representation service for songwriters wanting to exploit their compositions to major label A&R, Artist management, Record producers etc…