Jerry Kilgore (singer)

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Jerry Kilgore
Born (1964-11-12) November 12, 1964 (age 52)[1]
Origin Tillamook, Oregon, United States
Genres Country
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals
Rhythm guitar
Years active 1995–2001, 2008-present
Labels Asylum, Virgin Records Nashville, Nic-Nic-Neer
Associated acts Tracy Byrd
John Michael Montgomery

Jerry Kilgore (born November 12, 1964 in Tillamook, Oregon[1]) is an American country music artist. He has recorded three studio albums: 1999's Love Trip on the Virgin Records label. 2007's Loaded & Empty and 2012's Telephone, TX were released on his personal Nic-Nic-Neer label. The first album produced three chart singles on the Billboard country music charts, including a Top 40 in its title track. In addition, Kilgore has written singles for Tracy Byrd and John Michael Montgomery.


Kilgore got his start playing various bars throughout the Portland, Oregon area, subsequently moving to Mesa, Arizona and later to North Carolina before he moved to Nashville, Tennessee. Eventually, he found a deal as a songwriter, and in 1995, Tracy Byrd entered Top 10 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks with "Love Lessons", which Kilgore co-wrote. Kilgore also signed to Asylum Records in 1997 but did not record anything for the label.[2]

In 1998, John Michael Montgomery also had a top 5 country hit with "Cover You in Kisses", another song co-written by Kilgore.[3][4] A year later, Kilgore was signed to Virgin Records as a recording artist, becoming the first artist signed to the label's Nashville division.[4] His debut album Love Trip was released that year,[3] and its title track was a Top 40 hit on the country charts in late 1999. The album's other two singles failed to make Top 40, and Kilgore was dropped from Virgin Nashville's roster in 2000. He co-wrote Clay Walker's 2001 single "If You Ever Feel Like Lovin' Me Again".

In 2007 (Loaded & Empty) and 2012 (Telephone, TX), Kilgore released independent CDs on Nic-Nic-Neer Records, .



Title Album details
Love Trip
Loaded & Empty
  • Release date: March 18, 2008
  • Label: Nic-Nic Neer Records
Telephone, TX
  • Release date: March 31, 2012
  • Label: Nic-Nic Neer Records


Year Single Peak chart
US Country CAN Country
1999 "Love Trip" 36 64 Love Trip
2000 "The Look" 49
"Cactus in a Coffee Can" 73
2008 "What's It Take to Get a Drink in Here" Loaded & Empty
2011 "Places to Go" Telephone, TX
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
1999 "Love Trip"[5] Brent Hedgecock
2000 "The Look"[6]
2008 "What's It Take to Get a Drink in Here" David Colon
2011 "Places to Go"


  1. ^ a b "Jerry Kilgore biography". Retrieved 2008-04-25. 
  2. ^ Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. p. 99. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved 2015-08-21. 
  3. ^ a b Ruhlman, William. "allmusic ((( Jerry Kilgore > Biography)))". Allmusic. Retrieved 2007-11-10. 
  4. ^ a b Keel, Beverly (1999-11-01). "Back to Basics: Nashville label takes its time breaking traditional artist". Nashville Scene. Retrieved 2007-11-10. 
  5. ^ "CMT : Videos : Jerry Kilgore : Love Trip". Country Music Television. Retrieved 2011-10-14. 
  6. ^ "CMT : Videos : Jerry Kilgore : The Look". Country Music Television. Retrieved 2011-10-14.