Billy Gilman, “When You Come Home”

This is a beautiful song, no doubt.   Gilman’s got the vocal chops to make it work, as well.  The only thing that keeps it from taking off completely is the anemic production.  It sounds more like a demo than it does a full-blown record.   Get this guy back into the studio and give it the full Nashville treatment, and he just might have his comeback.

Written by Mark Schultz

Grade: B

Listen: When You Come Home

Buy: When You Come Home


  1. I’ve often thought that Mark Schultz’s songs would translate to country. You’re right about the production. I actually think he could go higher than he does in the notes. Maybe these ARE serving as demos. honestly, he should put together a band and try out for Nashville Star.

  2. Kevin, I’m glad you ended up reviewing this one. I didn’t notice the production thing at first, but now that you mention it… Maybe he was trying to be sparse with the production? I like the Schultz version, because it’s what I know, I suppose.

    Matt, I thought he held back on some notes too.

  3. Just to throw this out, I take voice lessons from Billy’s manager Angela Bacari and when you get to meet Billy in person and actually talk to him he is so down to earth.

    He is one of the hardest working singers out here right now and to here him sing this live is just awsome. I’ve learned quite a few things from him.

  4. I think any young man with dreams of becoming a singer should at least wait until after puberty. Otherwise, he will lose his audience as soon as his voice breaks.

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