Introducing Doc Killian

Doc Killian
Doc Killian

Doc Killian is a 50 year old factory worker who has spent about 20 years working in factories since he arrived home after spending 7 years as a U.S. Army Medic. A few years ago, his wife of 20 years talked him into listening to a bluegrass CD with the song “Darlin Nellie Grey” performed by the “Stanley Brothers”. He liked the song so much that he was determined to learn how to play. So, he went and bought a banjo. While practicing daily, he started coming up with some tunes and lyrics to the some of the early songs he recorded. The banjo went on the shelf for a while so he could continue writing. While recording his first CD, “The Factory Worker”, at WSDS Radio in Ypsilanti , Michigan , he met and became good friends with Bobby “Swampgrass” Anderson . Bobby was one of “The Westerners” (the band that started Mel Tillis in his career in Okinawa in the 1950’s). Bobby and Doc

Doc Killian Blue Collar Business Suit
Doc Killian Blue Collar Business Suit

worked together on Doc’s next 2 CDs, “Red, White & BlueCollar” and “Blue Collar Business Suit”. After a successful launch of those albums, Doc started recording the 4th album, “Boss And Work Are 4-Letter Words” with William Davis (a fellow worker, a friend, and excellent musician with 35 years experience as a professional). Bobby, Bill, and Doc worked on and released this latest CD which is now on the move in 30+ countries and the U.S.                     The List: -60+ Songs copyrighted and registered with BMI
-2004 International Country Music Festival
Nashville, TN (Top 20 of 220)
-Other appearances include:
-Numerous Live radio show appearances
-UAW Worker Writer Festival
– Numerous appearances with:
-The Huron Valley Express and The Radio Gang Band
– Addition to Country Stars Online
-Featured Artist by Issue
-Featured Artist by Country Planet News-Jan/Feb
-Thank You Letter from President Bush
-Song MY FLAG adopted by WBLQ-RI for Country Stew program 3 days a week
-Has had 15 songs in the top 2000 of European Airplay
-End of Line Time # 15 of top 20 in Ireland/Jan 2005
– -#167 Worlwide Most Played Major and Indie Artists
Jan 1-15, 2005
-Interviewed by reporter from CountryStars Online and
Country Home de(Berlin)
-Review by Country Western Corner(E.H.King Music Magazine) said “Doc Killian is a FANTASTIC writer” and “is a very talented and well recieved artist”
-Featured Artist April issue Roots Music Report E-Zine
-To Our Troops, and Phil Briggs (DJ R.I. WBLQ) rendition of A Tribute To Veterans along with 4 other songs sent to our troops in IRAQ
-11 April 2005-Nationwide distribution of MY Flag
-May 1st 2005-Featured artist-Country Western Corner
– May 2005
CD Review: “These Songs Are Great”
-July 2005- #20Spain #33 UK(England) and currently getting played in Japan, Australia, New Zealand, USA, and other countries Worldwide
-TRUE AMERICAN #4 in Spain (ECMA-23 Sept, 05)
-January 2006-Featured Artist in Indie Islands E-Zine
-Feb 2006-Continued airplay plus picked up in Romania-12 Stations
-Inducted into the International Society of Poets for MY FLAG and TO OUR TROOPS
-May 2006-# 31 in Holland out of the top 200
-Every song on the 4 CDs has now been played somewhere in the world
-TO OUR TROOPS-Featured song for Memorial Day on New Country Star Radio
October 2006– #16 in Holland out of the top 200
-My Flag #12 in Traditional Country at SOUNDCLICK
-My Flag featured as part of a Veterans Day Tribute in the November issue of INDIE ISLANDS
-You’re So Country(MIAOTW) and Boss and Work Are 4-Letter Words(WHP#75) re-released to 700 radio stations Worldwide
-March 2007-To Our Troops published in the Whos Who of International Poetry
– April 2007-You’re So Country #10 of top 40 single of the week-Holland..March 2007
-Recently- Opening performer for Jeff Tuttle-Nashville Country Artist for the Wheels of Hope Rally–2000 bikers for a Homeless shelter
-Performer for Operation Enduring Freedom-Honoring Michigans Fallen Soldiers Families
-Opening Performer for Vet Fest 2008~ Benefitting Veterans Haven(A hand up for Veterans)
-Addition to numerous CD music compilations sent Free to our Troops Serving all over the world

Author: Losillë
Mother, wife and kinda old.

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