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Inspire Live Presents: Johnny Hilland and Friends
Guitarist Johnny Hilland takes he stage at the legendary Douglas Corner.
Legally-blind since birth, Johnny Hilland grew up in the small town of Baileyville, Maine. He started playing guitar at age 2, won local talent contests, and went on to perform his first TV show at age 7, soon winning the “Talent America Contest” at age 10, in New York City. After finishing high school, and 3 years of college, he moved to Nashville in 1996. Since then, he performed countless shows in the honkytonks on lower Broadway, and started at, “The World Famous Turf.” After a few years, Johnny landed the gig with The Don Kelley Band at Robert’s Western World, which led him to perform on TNN’s “Prime Time Country,” and then as an artist at the legendary Grand Ole Opry. Johnny has played on a number of records for artists like Toby Keith, Trick Pony, Randy Travis, Ricky Skaggs, Janie Fricke, Lynn Anderson, and Hank 3.
In 2004, Steve Vai’s label Favored Nations released Hilland’s debut,