Jenny Gill has big footsteps to follow, being the daughter of Vince Gill and Janis Oliver, who is half of the country duo Sweethearts of the Rodeo. In 2017, the singer will be stepping into the spotlight on her own with her debut EP, The House Sessions.

Gill will release her six-song EP in February, and she hopes her music will squash previous perceptions of who she is as an artist.

“People have a preconceived perception of me because of my name, that I am country or that my talent should be at a certain place because of my parents’ accomplishments,” Gill says in a press release. “It’s hard to get people to notice you on your own and not for being a plus-one. So that is what The House Sessions is attempting to do.”

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Gill wrote five of the six tracks on the EP.  The project features several special guests, including Sheryl Crow, Willie Weeks, Jack Pearson and Jon Randall.

“I am done waiting in the wings wondering what could happen,” Gill notes. “I’m ready to try and build something all on my own.”

Gill says the inspiration for the EP is drawn from her life experience.

“Every song on this project takes me to somewhere in my past,” she shares. “My favorite songs to write are those that reflect personal experiences instead of just telling a story.”

Jenny Gill's debut EP, The House Sessions, will be available on Feb. 17.

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