About Kent Gill
Kent Gill has been playing music virtually all of his life. Within months after graduating from high school he landed a job playing guitar with David Houston, and worked venues all over the U.S. and Canada including the multi-star package shows popular back in the day and occasional appearances on the Grand Ole Opry. Kent grew up on a farm in southwest Louisiana helping his dad with the crops and playing guitar and writing songs in his spare time. His musical influences have been primarily traditional country and gospel, flavored with a measure of rockabilly, early rock and roll, and Cajun.
Kent is a popular musician in his hometown of Shreveport, Louisiana. You can catch him playing solo or with one of his two bands, Flashback or The Brass Tacks.
He is happily married to Jane Lytle Gill and they have two adult sons.
"When you mention Kent Gill, you think of a traveling musician. After all, he stood at David Houston's side on the stage of the The Grand Ole Opry and other showcase venues all over the USA, Canada, England and Norway, playing guitar and sometimes fiddle for a number of years.
Kent is a singer-songwriter who knows his trade well. HIs new album, "Let Not These Songs Be Wasted," is so refreshing! It's original and it's COUNTRY!
Kent Personally put the driving guitar work on "Love Don't Just Happen," "Heart Brake," and several other songs, while Dexter Mathis played the lively and colorful licks on "Flower Mountain" and others. Give a listen to "Daddy's Gonna Get a Real Job." It's like a national anthem for musicians. Kent wrote all ten of the featured songs.
This album has a new modern sound, yet it preserves the traditional sound of yesteryear. Kent Gill has honed his craft well."
H. D. Ainsworth
Let Not These Songs Be Wasted
This is my first vocal album and features ten original songs I've written through the years. This collection includes story songs, love songs, songs with a touch of humor, upbeat songs, a mellow ballad, and a song of prayer.
These songs may or may not fit on any contemporary country radio format. I really can't say, but if I had to label them, I would have to say “Traditional Country.”
Inspired by true heartfelt emotion and the simpler times of my life, the themes range from - a little boy's innocent crush on a nearly grown teenage girl to a youngster hoping his musician dad will get a "real job" someday.
The album’s signature song, “Let Not These Songs Be Wasted,” captures the prayer of a songwriter to share his inspired creation to an appreciative audience.
I sincerely hope you find something you enjoy in these songs as I have thoroughly enjoyed writing and singing them.
With all my best,
Your Pretty Hazel Eyes
Kent Gill "Your Pretty Hazel Eyes"
"Your Pretty Hazel Eyes" is Kent Gill's first single release for 2019. It comes from his album, Let Not these Songs be Wasted, a 10-song collection of his original music.
Kent charted on Airplay Express in late 2018 with "The Love Song of the Ages," another song from the album.
Always a singer-songwriter at heart, Kent has been playing music virtually all of his adult life. Within months after graduating from high school he landed a job playing guitar with David Houston, and worked venues all over the U.S. and Canada including the multi-star package shows popular back in the day and occasional appearances on the Grand Ole Opry.
Kent grew up on a farm in southwest Louisiana helping his dad with the crops, playing guitar and writing songs in his spare time. His musical influences have been primarily traditional country and gospel, flavored with a measure of rockabilly, early rock and roll, and Cajun!
Kent is currently in the studio working on a gospel album of original songs.
ONE SUNDAY LONG AGO
In 2009, Kent Gill recorded these great spirituals. Kent opens the collection with a youngster telling a friend about an upcoming music even. He closes with the youngster telling his friend about the music.
Other tracks include:
Brethren We Have Met To Worship
Come, Thou Fount
The Ninety and Nine
The Old Rugged Cross
Standing on the Promises
What A Friend We Have In Jesus
The Solid Rock
In the Garden
Rock of Ages
Are you Washed in the Blood of the Lamb?
Just As I Am
God Be with You 'Til We Meet Again
This collection of Gospel Music will soon become one of your favorites!