In 1997, Gil Grand 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.
Managing a publishing company for five years has allowed Gil Grand to establish a presence within the community.
Gil continues to write and sing country music, pitch songs for aspiring artists, and work as an entertainment manager.
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Works and Accomplishments
- 1997 - Gil signs with Sony Music Nashville’s Monument Records
- 1998 - RPM Male Vocalist of the Year Award
- 1999 - CCMA Album of the Year nominee
- 1999 - CCMA Male Vocalist of the Year nominee
- 1999 - CCMA Wrangler Rising Star Award
- 2003 - CCMA Independent Male artist of the Year
- 2003 - CCMA Single of the Year “Cry A Little”
- 2003 - CCMA Socan Song of the Year “Cry A Little”
- 2003 - CCMA CMT Video of the Year “Cry A Little”
- 2003 - CCMA Best Album Graphics
- 2003 - Burnin’ – 5 CCMA Awards
- 2006 - CCMA Record Producer of the Year Recipient
- 2006 - Somebody’s Someone
- 2010 - Jake Mathews “If I Had My Way” number 7 BDS chart
- "Love Trip" - Jerry Kilgore
- "On Again Off Again" - Tracy Byrd
- "Hurtin’ Me Back" - Gord Bamford - Top 10 Canada
- 16 Top 20 Radio Singles
- #1 Radio Single
- Over 100 cuts with various artists
- 2009 - CCMA Music Publisher of the Year nominee
- 2010 - CCMA Music Publisher of the Year nominee
- 2011 - CCMA Music Publisher of the Year nominee
- 2012 - CCMA Music Publisher of the Year nominee
- Number One Hit with “Tomorrow” recorded by Chris Young
- Sesac Song of the Year for “Tomorrow” recorded by Chris Young