“I always said Lily Garland would be a star, right from the first moment I heard her” Russell Hill, Express FM
Lily Garland is a singer-songwriter from Portsmouth, Hampshire.
Lily’s love for country music began when she saw the Dixie Chicks perform live in Austin, Texas back in 2000, their songs made her want to dance in her seat one moment and then cry the next!
It is the story telling that gets her the most, doesn’t matter if a song is about love or beer there is a story in there that is just so relatable!
Having been inspired by British country music artists, The Shires and modern country legends such as Carrie Underwood and Miranda Lambert, Lily began writing and performing her own songs in 2015. Soon Lily believed these songs needed a wider platform so her debut EP ‘Time to Fly’ was born. All of the songs written for this EP have a personal meaning…
“One thing I love about country music is that whatever mood I am in I can find a song that speaks to my heart and that was my aim with Time to Fly…..if I can write a song that just one person relates to then I have achieved what I set out to do!” Lily Garland
Time to Fly was nominated for EP of the year 2016 by the female country music blog, Belles and Gals…
“Time to Fly is a fantastic EP. You’ve got great vocals all the way through and a real nice mix of up-tempo and slower numbers, while slap bang in the middle of the EP you’ve got one of the best songs you’ll hear this year. The UK country scene is growing stronger by the day – it’s little wonder when you hear music this good. This is a must buy” Nick Cantwell, Belles and Gals
Lily performs acoustically and with a full band. She has performed all over the UK and her fan base is growing worldwide by the day! More recently Lily has performed alongside Nashville artist Dawson Reigns on his UK tour,
“There is nothing like the thrill of performing live, I love being in the studio but performing is why I do what I do!” Lily Garland
Most recently Lily has written and recorded a new EP, The Next Chapter. This was a really exciting project as it was co written and produced by songwriter/producer/Musician Justin Johnson. Justin has not only recorded, produced and toured with some amazing artists in Nashville but has also written and recorded with the best UK country singer-songwriters such as Raintown, NARN, Emma Moore and Thorne Hill so he was the perfect partnership for Lily. The project drew on experiences Lily had gone through herself such as break up, finding yourself, finding the wrong guy (and then the right guy) and being a mother. Lily is immensely proud of this project and feels she has grown as an artist and songwriter.
Lily has been featured by Lyric Magazine in their playlist of the week in February 2017 and also on The Next Women of Country Spotify Playlist. With regular airplay on Express FM, Country Belles Radio and other internet radio stations, Lily is reaching not only the UK audience but also Europe and The US. For more info on Lily, her fans, music and upcoming shows head to lilygarlandmusic.com or find her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Reverbnation.
Check out the lead single from the new EP, ‘I’m Coming For You’, available May 15th: