I hadn’t really thought of the name Billy Gilman in some time.
Actually, I do remember the kid he was every Christmas because his song Warm & Fuzzy has become one of my Christmas favorites. The young singer stole the show more than a decade ago with his soft voice and charisma. Billy eventually grew up and his career waned as most do in the music business.
But today he’s back and this time he has a new song and video featuring some of country’s biggest names. And the song is about more than just chart peaks. This song, The Choice, is about giving to lose that need something as basic as shoes. Check out the video.
The Choice – Billy Gilman
Talk about a comeback.
Billy has been out of the mainstream eye for probably five years and all of sudden he’s back with one of the most important songs of the year. The Choice is about raising awareness for children without shoes all around the world. In collaboration with Soles 4 Souls, Billy has created a great song that makes you think about what you can do to help those that need something most of us take for granted.
It’s special to see Billy back in great form with his vocals and performance and even greater to see him back with such a big impact. The Choice has a great purpose, but it’s also a great song. I’m not sure if it’s quite We Are the World, but it doesn’t have to be. The song is catchy. The lyrics are strong and the point of the song is really driven home. As you listen you think about the people all over the world that struggle every day with simple things like protecting their feet.
Great job with the new song, Billy. It is also impressive to see all the great country stars come out in support as well. And I’ll even give a little nod to the labels because I know they don’t often allow their artists to do collaborations like this.
It’s a win for everybody, but mostly for the kids that will receive shoes as a result of downloads of The Choice.
What a comeback for Billy Gilman.