Jill Phillips to Perform at Bluefield College

She’s been referred to as “one of Christian music’s finest up-and-coming
singer/songwriters.” She’s Jill Phillips, and on Thursday, September 27, the
rising Christian music artist will perform live on the campus of Bluefield
College as part of the school’s Coffeehouse Series and Christian Emphasis

On tour to promote her self-titled debut album, Phillips will perform
for the BC Coffeehouse at 9 p.m. in Harman Chapel. As a Christian
singer/songwriter, she is best known for the way she reaches people with
heartfelt “melodic folk-pop.” With insightful and moving spiritual depth,
her heart for God and for people is poignantly represented within her music.
Just ask Grammy-winning producer Wayne Kirkpatrick who joined Phillips to
produce her debut CD.

“It was the honesty of her songs, the charm of her voice, and the
strength of her character that drew me to her as an artist,” said
Kirkpatrick who is known for his production of artists like Amy Grant and
Michael W. Smith and for his co-writing of the Eric Clapton Song of the Year
“Change the World.” “I knew that being involved with someone like [Jill
Phillips] would be time well spent.”

A native of Chesapeake, Virginia, and a graduate of Belmont University
in Nashville, Tennessee, Phillips was influenced by her parents1 love of
music for artists like Bill Gaither, Twila Paris and James Taylor. She
learned to play the piano, flute, piccolo and guitar by the time she was a
teen, but she said she stumbled into writing songs and came about her early
stardom honestly and humbly.

“I never really pursued a record deal,” Phillips said. “It all just kind
of happened, and God has really opened up some amazing opportunities in my

She built her first following in Nashville where she began to perform
shows in local venues. She spent the past summer telling her story and
singing songs on a nine-city tour culminating in Atlanta, Georgia, at
AtlantaFest with a mainstage performance. This fall, not long after her
Bluefield College show, Phillips will begin a 45-city tour with Caedmon’s

During her Bluefield College show, Phillips will perform the acoustic
pop premiere radio single “Steel Bars” along with her worshipful and
stirring ballads “I Am” and “Everything,” among other singles from her debut
CD. The Phillips Coffeehouse is a part of BC1s Christian Emphasis Week,
which is designed to give students and the community an opportunity to
examine their spiritual lives and seek answers to life-impacting questions.

The public is invited to attend the Phillips performance on Thursday,
September 27 at 9 p.m. Admission for the show will be $5 at the door. For
more information, please call the BC Office of Public Relations at

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