Lake Orion, Michigan born singer-songwriter Jilian Linklater wanted to be a pediatrician before she came to Nashville almost eight years ago. But when she discovered that songwriting was a viable career path on a trip she won to Nashville in 2008, she packed up her songs, moved to music city and put her career in medicine to rest.
After a 4 year run at Belmont University where she simultaneously majored in songwriting and broke the high jump record for the Bruin’s track team, her success has further proven she chose the correct career path.
Jilian has had song placements in NBC’s American Ninja Warrior, Amazon series ‘Eat the World’ with Emeril Lagasse, and Disney Classics Trailer. Her EP ‘Walking Stories’ has accumulated over 6 million streams collectively on Spotify and most recently, Bob Boilen (NPR Tiny Desk series and All Songs Considered) called Jilian’s new single ‘Break Up With Your Best Friend’ “The poppiest song he’s loved in years”.
She also has credits as a songwriter with cuts on Christian recording artist Jason Gray, country trio MamaDear, as well as pop artists Caroline Kole and Neon Feather. Over her 8 years in Nashville she has played at some of Music City’s most notable music venues including The Bluebird Café as well as the music series’ Song Suffragettes and Musician’s Corner.
Fun facts: Lover of tiny houses, swing dancing, and the color yellow.
“I don’t care if you’re rock, pop, indie, folk, country or jazz-fusion, you will love Jilian’s music. You’ll love it because it has a way of cutting through styles and genres, and heading straight for your heart. That’s the kind of music we all love – the kind that connects us to the deepest things that matter most about our lives, and that’s what lies at the core of Jilian’s beautiful gift. Buy this music. Go see her play. She’s one of the rare ones.”
– John Mays, VP of A&R, Centricity Music
As Jill slowly gets more comfortable revealing herself to us we are the beneficiaries of her humor, heartache, eccentricities, and her beauty. She has a way of writing popular music with a depth that makes you listen – you wanna check in instead of checking out!
– Drew Ramsey, Grammy Award Winning Producer and Songwriter
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