Jillian Edwards

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Jillian Edwards
Jillian Edwards
Jillian Edwards
Background information
Birth nameJillian Anita Edwards
Also known asJillian Chapman
BornDallas, Texas, U.S.
OriginRichardson, Texas, U.S.
GenresCCM, folk, rock, alternative rock, folk rock, indie folk, indie pop, indie rock
  • Singer-songwriter
  • guitarist
Instrument(s)Vocals, singer-songwriter, guitar
Years active2009–present

Jillian Anita Chapman, known professionally as Jillian Edwards, is an American singer-songwriter who primarily plays indie folk and indie pop. She has released five albums; Galaxies & Such in 2009, Headfirst in 2011, Daydream, All My Christmases in 2014, and Covers in 2016.

Early life[edit]

Edwards was born in Dallas, Texas and was raised in Richardson, Texas.[1][2] After graduating from Lloyd V. Berkner High School,[3] she attended Baylor University[4] where she learned and honed her craft by performing at local coffee shops.[1]

Music career[edit]

Edwards' music recording career started in August 2009, with her self-released EP Galaxies & Such.[5] Her subsequent release, Headfirst, was released in November 2011.[6][7][8] The project was her first to chart on Billboard, where it placed on five charts: The Billboard 200 at No. 187, Folk Albums at No. 6, Rock Albums at No. 32, Independent Albums at No. 28, and Heatseekers Albums at No. 2.[9][10] In March 2014, she released the studio album Daydream with My Little Gypsy Records.[11][12] This album was placed on three Billboard magazine charts, where it peaked at No. 6 on Folk Albums,[10] No. 33 on Independent Albums, and No. 6 on Heatseekers Albums.[9] She released a Christmas EP, All My Christmases, in November 2014, by My Little Gypsy Records.[13] In July 2016, she started a campaign to crowdfund her next full-length project, an album of cover songs, through PledgeMusic.[14] The album, titled Covers, was fully funded and released in November 2016. It includes Edwards' own renditions of popular songs from various genres and eras such as "God Only Knows" by The Beach Boys, "No One" by Alicia Keys, "When a Man Loves a Woman" by Percy Sledge, and "I Want You to Want Me" by Cheap Trick.[15]

Edwards' cover of the Bright Eyes song "First Day of My Life" was used in a Citibank Citi Rewards+ Card credit card television advertising commercial which aired in the United States.[16][17]

Personal life[edit]

Edwards married Colony House drummer, Will Franklin Chapman, in December 2012.[18] Chapman is the son of prominent Christian artist Steven Curtis Chapman. The couple reside in Nashville, Tennessee.[1] She is a Christian.[19]


List of musical works, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions[9][10]
Galaxies & Such
  • Released: August 28, 2009
  • Label: Jillian Edwards
  • CD, digital download
  • Released: November 21, 2011
  • Label: Jillian Edwards
  • CD, digital download
187 6 2 28 32
  • Released: March 11, 2014
  • Label: My Little Gypsy
  • CD, digital download
6 6 33
All My Christmases
  • Released: September 1, 2014
  • Label: My Little Gypsy
  • CD, digital download
  • Released: November 18, 2016
  • Label: My Little Gypsy
  • CD, digital download


  1. ^ a b c Deming, Mark. "Jillian Edwards : Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved November 17, 2015.
  2. ^ Palmer, Brian (April 5, 2012). "Jillian Edwards – Diving Head First". Glide Magazine. Retrieved November 17, 2015.
  3. ^ "Jillian Edwards Chapman To Perform at Berkner". risd. Archived from the original on December 2, 2015. Retrieved December 29, 2015.
  4. ^ Smyers, Darryl (February 7, 2012). "Jillian Edwards Dives Head First Into Nashville". Dallas Observer. Retrieved November 17, 2015.
  5. ^ Amazon MP3. "Galaxies & Such: Jillian Edwards". Amazon. Retrieved November 17, 2015.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  6. ^ Jurek, Thom. "Headfirst – Jillian Edwards : Review". AllMusic. Retrieved November 17, 2015.
  7. ^ Palmer, Brian (February 17, 2012). "Jillian Edwards: Headfirst". Glide Magazine. Retrieved November 17, 2015.
  8. ^ Palmer, Brian (January 10, 2012). "Jillian Edwards – Headfirst". Stereo Subversion. Retrieved November 17, 2015.
  9. ^ a b c Billboard. "Jillian Edwards : Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved November 17, 2015.
  10. ^ a b c Chart search for Jillian Edwards at billboard.com/biz
  11. ^ Andre, Jonathan (March 27, 2014). "Reviews : Jillian Edwards – Daydream". Indie Vision Music. Retrieved November 17, 2015.
  12. ^ Palmer, Brian (March 21, 2014). "Album reviews: Audrey Rose, Jillian Edwards, and Daniel Ellsworth and the Great Lakes". C-Ville. Retrieved November 17, 2015.
  13. ^ Andre, Jonathan (December 2, 2014). "Music Reviews: Jillian Edwards – All My Christmases". 365 Days of Inspiring Media. Retrieved November 17, 2015.
  14. ^ "Jillian Edwards: Covers Album". PledgeMusic. Retrieved January 22, 2019.
  15. ^ Covers by Jillian Edwards, November 18, 2016, retrieved January 22, 2019
  16. ^ "Citi Rewards+ Card TV Commercial, 'First Snow' Song by Jillian Edwards". iSpot.tv | Realtime TV Advertising Performance Measurement. Retrieved February 1, 2021.
  17. ^ "Song in Citi Rewards+ Card TV Commercial Ad First Snow 2019". November 10, 2019. Retrieved February 1, 2021.
  18. ^ Williams, Lindsay (February 6, 2014). "3 Degrees of Chapman". The Sound Opinion. Retrieved November 17, 2015.
  19. ^ Whitman, Sarah (December 12, 2014). "Jillian Edwards to play Sun Dome with musical family". Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved November 17, 2015.

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