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Eddie Kilgallon

Eddie Kilgallon's Biography

Eddie Kilgallon was born and raised in Upstate New York. His musical roots started to take hold as he performed in countless school musicals and concerts, and he started writing songs soon after the family got their first piano.

Instead of college, the gigs and appearances took over. He was enjoying increasing success, but something was missing.

In 1988, Eddie met veteran Nashville songwriter Tom Paden, and spent 3 years corresponding. In 1991, Eddie went to Nashville to record a demo session and never looked back.

He married his hometown sweetheart, Terry, and they moved to Nashville. Upon arriving, Eddie placed an ad in the local newspaper, The Scene. "Keyboardist available, pro gear-pro attitude. Willing to travel. Doubles on vocals and sax. Serious inquiries only…" Soon after, the guys from "Ricochet" called, and Eddie was offered the position.

That's where the road began. Ricochet was signed to Columbia Records in 1994, and soon after began a whirlwind touring schedule to promote the overwhelming success of their debut album. With three top 10s, a number one and a Gold album under their belt, Ricochet was ready to take on the world. Eddie's vocal arrangement of "The Star Spangled Banner" can still be heard today on radio stations throughout the country. After many years of touring, endless radio interviews, television appearances, studio sessions and the like, he decided to leave the band in 1991 to pursue other musical interests.

During a terrible rainstorm in August of 1996, Eddie co-wrote a song with Roger Cook and Earl Bud Lee that became ASCAP's "Song of the Year" in 1997. "One Night At A Time" was recorded by George Strait, and held the number one position for five straight weeks. Soon after, he was signed to a major publishing deal with BMG music, which yielded a catalog of over 100 songs.

Throughout his career, Eddie has been performing on Yamaha Keyboards. His current touring rig includes a Yamaha P90 piano and a Motif 6 synth. During writing sessions, he composes on a Yamaha PSR740. "Yamaha has always stood for excellence in musical gear. You need the right stuff to cut it out on the road these days, and my Yamaha gear always fires up and gets the job done."

Currently, and quite possibly forever, Eddie is playing keys with the multi-platinum SONY Music act, "Montgomery Gentry."

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