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Nick Gill

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Singer-songwriter Nick Gill released 3 albums and embarked on a 50-date tour before he finished high school. Upon graduation, the Alabama native decided to give Music City a go. “When I moved to Nashville, I felt bombarded by the music industry, another person with the same music career goal. I was at the end of my rope,” Gill confides. He decided to give up. At that very moment, he wrote the song “Row.” The tune’s uplifting message changed his life. Two days later, producer Ed Cash (Vince Gill, Matt Wertz, Amy Grant, Steven Curtis Chapman) contacted him. The duo collaborated on Waves Are Only Water, a stunning EP of Gill’s most poignant compositions couched in an elegantly spare and warmly organic production treatment.

The lyric in “Row,” “Waves are only water,” became Gill’s inner compass as he navigated life, and the music industry, with spiritually-centered ease. “When I hit that point where I was ready to give up, I surrendered to Jesus. After that I wrote ‘Row,’” Gill reveals. “I wrote that lyric right after I became a Christian. Anything you’re going through, the Lord will help you through, it’s just waves in the ocean, little ripples you can get through,” he says.

Nick Gill’s earnest and emotive pop-folk has garnered favorable comparisons to Jack Johnson, John Mayer, Dave Barnes, The Fray, Matt Nathanson, and Mat Kearney. Back home in Alabama, the Mobile Register called his previous album “a whale of a calling card.” Where Y’at Magazine has said: “Gill shows much promise musically as his career has only just begun.

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  • davidbrisbane

    Such an underrated artist! Love his songs! "Waves Are Only Water" is a great record.

    1 Dec 2012 Reply

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