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Lewis telethon to help Gustav victims

Lewis telethon to help Gustav victims

LAS VEGAS, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- The annual Muscular Dystrophy fundraising telethon will ask viewers to help victims of Hurricane Gustav, host Jerry Lewis said Sunday in Las Vegas.

Singer Gillman to air video at festival

PROVIDENCE, R.I., July 31 (UPI) -- The newest video and a short documentary from country music star Billy Gilman will premiere at the upcoming Rhode Island International Film Festival.

Telethon breaks its own record

HOLLYWOOD, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- The 38th annual Jerry Lewis Telethon for the Muscular Dystrophy Association was another record-breaker, raising $60,505,234 in contributions.

Jerry Lewis paces himself for MDA telethon

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- As he continues to struggle with the debilitating effects of pulmonary fibrosis, comedian Jerry Lewis is preparing for the upcoming 38th Jerry Lewis Telethon to
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Billy Gilman
NYP2001071915 - 19 JULY 2001 - NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA: A fan hands a small gift to 13 year old country and western singer Billy Gilman while he performed July 19, 2001 at New York City outdoors Centerstage concert. ep/Ezio Petersen UPI
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William Wendell (Billy) Gilman III (born May 24, 1988) is an American country music artist. In 2000, at the age of 12, he debuted with the single "One Voice," a Top 20 hit on the Billboard country music charts and became the youngest singer to chart a Top 40 hit on the country music charts. An album of the same name was released later that year on Epic Records, and was certified 2× Multi-platinum in the United States. Following it were a Christmas album and Dare to Dream, both of which were certified gold without a Top 40 single. He exited Epic's roster and did not release another studio album until 2005's Everything and More. In 2006, he released the self-titled Billy Gilman.

Born William Wendell Gilman on May 24, 1988, in Westerly, Rhode Island, he was raised in Hope Valley, Rhode Island. Gilman began singing before he was in school, and gave his first public performance at age seven. At the age of 8, Gilman was discovered by Ray Benson of Asleep at the Wheel, who helped him record demos. Gilman was then signed to Epic Records Nashville in 2000.

Gilman released his debut single, "One Voice", in 2000. Eleven years old at the time of its release, he became the youngest artist to chart a single on the Billboard country charts. "One Voice" peaked at #20 late in the year, and was the first single from his debut album, also titled One Voice. This album, certified 2× Multi-Platinum by the RIAA for shipping two million copies, also produced the #33 single "Oklahoma".

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