Billy Gilman Joins the #DECAICDC Opening Session Line Up

DECA Inc. is pleased to announce national recording artists and The Voice: Season 11 runner up, Billy Gilman, will be joining the 2017 International Career Development Conference opening session line up!

No stranger to DECA, Billy participated in DECA’s ICDCs in the early 2000s for several years.

Gilman will join Muscular Dystrophy Association ambassador Abbey Umali on the #DECAICDC stage during the opening session on Wednesday, April 26. Gilman has been a long-time ambassador of MDA and has used his talents and passion to raise awareness and funds for the cause.

Gilman burst onto the national stage in 2000 releasing the hit single “One Voice.” His debut album was certified double platinum in the United States, and he was included in the Guinness Book of World Records for being the youngest singer to ever reach #1 on the Billboard Top Country Album charts.

He has sold five million albums worldwide and garnered awards and nods from the Academy of Country Music, the Country Music Association, Billboard Magazine, and the American Music Association.

Now 28, Gilman shared his new music and new sound with his fans on NBC’s The Voice: Season 11. Gilman instantly became a fan favorite week after week with his soaring vocals and amazing song choices and went right to the finale of Season 11’s finale.

His coach, Adam Levine of Maroon 5, said “You can emote so well. You can draw people in so easily,” Levine added. “What you do — you have a very special gift, and I’m just really proud and honored to have you on my team.”

Nabbing runner up and winning over the hearts of millions. Speaking of millions, Gilman scored over 31 million views on YouTube in four short months during his sensational run on the show. The closest competitor was 7 million views behind!

DECA Inc. cannot wait to welcome Billy Gilman to the #DECAICDC stage!

Follow Billy Gilman on Twitter @BillyGilman and DECA @DECAInc.

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