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 4 years corresponding. In 1992, 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 3 top 10’s, a number 1 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 2001 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 1 position for five straight weeks. Soon after, he was signed to a major publishing deal with BMG music.
His co-writers comprise the list of Nashville’s “Who’s Who” in songwriting: Bob DiPiero, Billy Dean, Aaron Barker, Ed Hill, Marcus Hummon, Steve Bogard, Ron Harbin, Ira Dean, Kim Tribble, Brett Jones, Jeff Stevens, Rob Crosby, Deryll Dodd, Philip White, Tom Paden…..
When he is not touring, Eddie produces many artists from around the country, specializing in helping “first timers” record great songs and developing marketable product.
Eddie also lends his songwriting skills to various non profit groups that help sick and chronically ill children. He is on the advisory board for “Songs Of Love”, a non-profit organization based in NYC. His songs can be heard at:
Currently, and quite possibly forever, Eddie is keyboardist/band-leader with multi-platinum duo, “Montgomery Gentry”.
Eddie endorses Yamaha Keyboards/Motion Sound Amplifiers/Ultimate Support Stands.