Gil Grand
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Gil Grand
Gil Grand
Gilles Lagrandeur
Born (1968-01-08) January 8, 1968 (age 50)
Origin Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
Genres Country
Labels Monument
Jake Mathews

Gil Grand (born Gilles Lagrandeur on January 8, 1968 in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada) is a country music singer, best known for his hit "Famous First Words." Active since 1998, he has released three studio albums to date: 1998's Famous First Words, 2002's Burnin? and 2006's Somebody's Someone.[1] He has charted several singles on the Canadian country singles charts as well, including the top ten hit "Famous First Words".


In 1998, Gil Grand signed a record deal with Sony Music Nashville's Monument Records. His debut album, Famous First Words, helped him received three CCMA nominations including Male Vocalist of the Year, Album of the Year and Wrangler Rising Star.

Burnin' was released in December 2002. "Cry A Little," "Break It To Them Gently," "Run" and the title track were all released as singles. Grand earned five CCMA nominations in 2003 including Single of the Year, SOCAN Song of the Year, Video of the Year, and Best Album Graphics, and won Independent Male Artist of the Year.

He released his third album, Somebody's Someone, in March 2006. In 2006, Gil and his younger brother Jake joined forces for "Raise the Roof," a tour that took them from B.C. to Ontario, raising awareness of Ronald McDonald House Charities. Gil Grand now lives in Nashville where he is co-owner and president of Grand & Gee Music Group.


Studio albums

Title Details Peak positions
CAN Country
Famous First Words 22
Burnin' --
Somebody's Someone
  • Release date: February 28, 2006
  • Label: Royalty Records
"--" denotes releases that did not chart



Year Single Peak chart
CAN Country US Country
1998 "Famous First Words" 6 73 Famous First Words
"Let's Start Livin'" 17 55
"Thanks for the G Chord" -- --
1999 "I Can't Put Your Memory to Bed" 26 --
"I Already Fell" 19 70
"Spilled Perfume" -- --
"--" denotes releases that did not chart

2000s and 2010s

Year Single Album
2000 "Love Me or Not (Here I Come)" Famous First Words
2001 "There She Goes" Burnin'
2002 "Cry a Little"
2003 "Break It to Them Gently"
2004 "Burnin'"
"Never Comin' Down"
"Sometimes She Cries"
2005 "These Wheels Won't Roll" Somebody's Someone
2006 "Quit Teasin' Me"
"Never Saw Her Leavin' Comin'"
"Somebody's Someone"
2007 "Good Days, Bad Days"
2012 "Baby Knows a Lot About Leavin'" Beyond the Neon (unreleased)
2014 "Groove"
2016 "She'll Always Be Mine"

Music videos

Year Video Director
1998 "Famous First Words" Michael Merriman
1999 "Spilled Perfume"
2002 "There She Goes"
"Cry a Little"
2003 "Break It to Them Gently"
2006 "Quit Teasin' Me"

Awards and nominations


  • RPM Male Vocalist of the Year


  • CCMA Album of the Year, Famous First Words
  • CCMA Male Vocalist of the Year
  • CCMA Wrangler Rising Star


  • CCMA Independent Male Artist of the Year
  • CCMA Single of the Year, "Cry A Little"
  • CCMA SOCAN Song of the Year, "Cry A Little"
  • CCMA Video of the Year, "Cry A Little"


  • CCMA Video of the Year, "Run"
  • CCMA Independent Male Artist of the Year


  • CCMA Record Producer of the Year


  1. ^ Seida, Linda. "Biography: Gil Grand". AMG. Retrieved 2010. 

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