Friday, September 7th - 6:00PM
VBC Playhouse Huntsville, AL
Jill’s first exposure to the music business came when most kids are still clutching crayolas - - - at age five. Her musical aptitude was apparent at a young age as she sang along with the family’s Brenda Lee albums. She and her brother had an act where he played the accordian and she sang. By age seven, Jill was a winner of the televised talent competition on the Gene Carroll Show (Cleveland, Ohio), and became a regular entertainer on the program for the following ten years.
She formed her own band after graduating from high school, touring for two years as drummer and lead vocalist. Jill eventually moved to California where success was quick to follow, as she earned work as a vocalist, and developed her songwriting.
Her slightly raspy singing voice has been a fixture on television. For three years running she sang ABC’s network theme. She sang "Celebrate Me Home" for the Disney Channel’s commercials. She was songwriter and vocalist for the "America’s Funniest Home Videos" show. Other commercial credits include Coors Beer, Glidden Paint, Oldsmobile, Taco Bell, McDonald’s, Chevrolet, Coca-Cola and Toyota’s "I Love What You Do For Me" campaign plus many more.
Jill has been lead vocalist for numerous feature films including Mystic Pizza, Where The Boys Are, Taps, All The Right Moves and White Water Summer. She wrote the song "Paradise", which was featured in White Water Summer and Little Nikita.
Her vocals have been featured on albums by artists such as Donna Summer, Julio Iglesias, Anne Murray, Laura Branigan and Phoebe Snow. Jill has also added her vocals to television shows such as "Miami Vice", "Designing Women", "Santa Barbara", "Spencer For Hire" and numerous "Movies Of The Week".
Jill has made her mark on Country Radio with hit songs she has written such as 1993 Billboard Song of the Year "No One Else On Earth" sung by Wynonna Judd: ASCAP #1 Award and CMA #1 Award winning songs "I’m Gonna Be Somebody" and "Anymore" by Travis Tritt. Jill has had cuts on gold albums from Anne Murray and Gloria Loring. Other artists who have recorded her songs include: Lacy J. Dalton, Michelle Wright, Richard Carpenter, Kennedy Rose, Larry Stewart, Mark Beeson, Andy Childs and Akina Nakamori.
Jill, who has been a singer/songwriter all of her life, has now released an album of her own songs. The CD, "No Regrets", features her hit compositions "No One Else On Earth", "Anymore" and "He Would Be Sixteen". It is available for sale here on her website Online Store.