Hillary Klug is a National Buck Dancing Champion from Nashville, Tennessee known for playing Fiddle and Buck Dancing at once. Some of her videos have gone viral, and one was viewed over 62 million times within a few months.
What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear the name Lynchburg? The small town of Lynchburg in Tennessee is known to the world for Jack Daniels whiskey, but recently one more name has emerged in popularity – Hillary Klug.
Born and raised in Fayetteville, Tennessee, (and spending 7 years in Lynchburg) Hillary Klug has started getting recognition in the world as she seamlessly combines two arts Fiddle playing and Buck dancing into one. This rare combination has made her popular in the world, gained a huge fan following, and sustained her life with her performances.
She is now an Internet big cheese as her video got over 60 million views and earned her over 1.7 million followers on Facebook, 121k subscribers on YouTube, and over 175k followers on Instagram.
Hillary Klug’s Age, Biography, Birthday, Hometown & Wikipedia Info
How old is Hillary Klug? When is her birthday?
Street performer Hillary Klug is currently 31 years old. She was born on September 22, 1992.
Where is Hillary Klug from?
Hillary Klug is from Fayetteville, Tennessee. She was born and raised in Fayetteville where she lived for 18 years before moving to Lynchburg, Tennessee. After living seven years in Lynchburg, she moved to Nashville in mid-2018.
What is the Maiden name of Hillary Klug?
Hillary Klug’s maiden name is Hillary M Bevels.
|Maiden Name||Hillary M Bevels|
|Birthday||September 22, 1992|
|Current Residence/Home||Moss Rose Dr, Nashville, TN|
|Age||31 years old|
|Profession||Musician, Buck Dancer, Fiddle Player, Street Performer, & Music Tutor|
|Years active||2005 – Present|
Born and raised in Fayetteville, Tennessee, Hillary Klug started dancing when she was just an eight-year-old kid.
At the age of 13, her friend took her to a violin class and she then learned about fiddles. She insisted on joining a fiddle learning class.
But, her path to mastering the fiddle was not easy as her parents made Hillary pay the half price of her first fiddle. They demanded she would have to pay back the price if she ever quit. Such terms and conditions worked a charm as she went on to be one of the best fiddle players and won the National Buck Dancing Champion in 2013.
From Nashville to Ireland, from the Netherlands to Brazil, from streets to big stages, she has performed countless times. She has also released a self-titled album with one and a half dozen songs. She has been featured in the film “Country Music.”
She gave a stage performance with Igudesman and Joo in the Schermerhorn and Nashville Symphony. Her show was sold out in the UK in 2019.
She has also performed in Alabama and Florida. She has also performed in Austria and Switzerland with Aleksey Igudesman. She also had a performance in Italy. Besides, she has performed at European festivals and given workshops in Finland, Wales, and England.
She hosted a Buck Dancing Workshop in the Fall Heritage Festival in Cowan’s streets in September 2021. So many musicians and famous figures were present at the festival, including Butch Patrick and Cody McCarver.
Her video of playing bluegrass at the airport in August 2021 when passengers had to experience around 5 hours of flight delay went quite viral. As the waiting passengers were not in a good mood, she tried to cheer them up with her surprising performance. Her fiddling, dancing, and singing video of “Cotton Eyed Joe” attracted a lot of viewers online.
Hillary Klug’s Net Worth, Earnings, Profession, Works, Albums, & Movies
Hillary Klug has a net worth of $1 million. She has earned this worth from her stage performances, sales of her albums, merchandise (CDs, t-shirts, print posters, and signed photos), street performances, and social media accounts. She has pocketed over $500K from her YouTube, Instagram, and Facebook.
|Net Worth||$1 million|
|Profession||Musician, Buck Dancer, Fiddle Player, Street Performer, & Music Tutor|
|Past Jobs||Jim Wood School of Music,|
The concertmaster of the Tennessee Fiddle Orchestra
|Known for||Street performing buck dancing and fiddle playing|
|House/Current Residence||Nashville, Tennessee|
|Brand Endorsement||Fiddle endorsement with Krutz Strings, |
String endorsement with Thomastik
She plans to audition for America’s Got Talent and she is also hoping to play Grand Ole Opry someday. She played in a UK film “Country Music” which was released in the Summer of 2018.
She wears a Cowboy boot as her dancing shoes and she is seen performing on Fourth and Broadway, Nashville.
Her debut album was called “Fiddle Feet”.
She took buck dancing lessons from Thomas Maupin who is a former Fiddle and Dance Teacher at Jim Wood School of Music.
She started working at the Jim Wood School of Music in 2009 and left in 2017. She has also served as the concertmaster of the Tennessee Fiddle Orchestra.
Hillary played in the movie “Wild Rose” which was released in 2018 where she fiddles and dances.
She is featured in a mural at the law office of Gayla Hendrix downtown.
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Is Hillary Klug Married? Her Wedding and Husband
Hillary Klug is married to Evan Winsor. She wedded Evan on March 11, 2023, in Fairfield, CT.
He is an Electric Bassist, Guitarist, and Music Business Professional living in Nashville who plays Bass for Grand Ole Opry member Josh Turner.
The wedding ceremony kicked off at 3:00 pm on a sunny Saturday, March 11th. As soon as the heartfelt ceremony concluded, guests were treated to refreshing drinks and a delightful assortment of light appetizers.
The reception took place in Bridgeport, CT, where the couple had reserved a charming private venue for dinner.
Following the sumptuous meal, attendees were thrilled to immerse themselves in the enchanting ambiance of a live band, which began at 9:00 pm.
|Wedding Date||March 11, 2023|
|Current Relationship||Evan Winsor|
How Hillary and Evan’s Love Story Began!
In 2017, Evan visited Mayday Brewery in Nashville and unknowingly filmed Hillary, his future spouse. They were introduced later and became friends.
A year later, Evan asked Hillary to perform at an event, sparking their romantic connection. During the COVID lockdown, they went from occasional meetings to living together in Hillary’s small home. They enjoyed the outdoors and later bought a house.
Without much fanfare, one morning, Evan proposed to Hillary while making coffee. They embraced their regular routine, with Evan continuing his music career.
Evan and Hillary’s story exemplifies fate and shared interests, leading to a lasting love.
Rumors of Her Wedding in 2015
Some news sites like The Tennessean and Last.fm claim that Hillary Klug was married to Michael Paul Klug in 2015, right after graduating from her college. They claim that Hillary and Michael met at the Flat Creek Dance. But, we could not verify this information.
Her Family, Parents, & Siblings
|Father||Mike Stanley Bevels|
|Mother||Nancy A Bevels|
|Sister||Hannah Mckenzie Bevels|
Hillary grew up with two older siblings – a brother and a sister. Her mother home-schooled Klug and her siblings in the home and worked as a caregiver to the elderly people while her father Mike was a carpenter by profession.
Her mother’s name is Nancy A Bevels and her dad’s name is Mike Stanley Bevels. They live in Hughey Rd Fayetteville. Previously, her mom Nancy lived in Knoxville, TN.
People often ask whether she has twin sister. She has a sister but not a twin.
She is fond of pets and owns a dog of the Anatolian Shepherd breed and four cats.
Hillary Klug’s College, Education, & Training
|Fiddle Instructor||Jim Wood|
|College/University||Motlow State Community College, Tullahoma (2010 – 2012),|
Middle Tennessee State University (2012 – 2015)
|Education Qualification||Bachelor’s Degree in English|
Hillary graduated from Motlow State Community College, Tullahoma in 2012 and then joined Middle Tennessee State University to get a bachelor’s degree in English. She completed her Degree in 2015.
While at Motlow State Community College, she got a $5000 scholarship to study music in Brazil.
While she was doing General Studies at Motlow State Community College in Tullahoma, she met Jim Wood, who became her fiddle instructor for years. She had met him at the Flat Creek Dance, a dance-focused gathering; Wood helped her musically and also lent his home to her.
Likewise, Thomas Maupin, six-time National Buck Dancing champion was her dance mentor.
Klug also went to Ireland for nine days to study dancing. Besides, she has traveled to many European countries including France, Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands.
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Klug’s Height, Body Measurements & Physical Appearance
|Height||5 feet 8 inches|
|Body Measurements (chest-waist-hip)||NA|
Her most noticeable entity is her long blonde hair.
Awards, Championships, and Achievements
|Championship Won||National Buck Dancing Champion (2013),|
Kentucky State Dance Competition Champion (2013)
Maupinfest National Buck Dance Championship (2019)
She won National Buck Dancing Champion in July 2013 in Murfreesboro at the Uncle Dave Macon Days Old-Time Music Festival. She also won the Maupinfest National Buck Dance Championship in 2019.
She combines fiddling and dancing to cheer the crowd.
Hobbies & Interests
|Fiddler Inspirations||Kenny Baker, Parker Smith, J.T. Perkins, and Benny Thomasson|
|Favorite Album||The Red and Blue albums from the Beatles|
|Hobbies||Playing fiddles and dancing|
Facts and Events
- She performed at The Hoedown Throwdown Hootenanny Dancing and Music Festival in Sparta, TN on May 27th, 2023
- She also performed in the UK in July 2023. MidnightMango Agency manages her European tours.
- Her California Debut Tour in May 2023 included Parkfield Festival from the 12th to the 14th, a KLXU Radio Program on the 16th, a house concert at Mark Shutts’ place on the 19th, the Topanga Folk Festival on the 21st, and a performance at the Hillbilly Hype House on the 22nd.
- Hillary Klug has had the honor of gracing the stage of the renowned Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee.
- Hillary Klug has been a featured performer at the National Folk Festival.
- She has had the privilege of showcasing her talents at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville.
- She has been a guest performer on Music City Roots, a live radio show and concert series that highlights the best of Americana, roots, and bluegrass music.
- She has been featured at numerous music festivals across the country, such as the Parkfield Bluegrass Festival, Topanga Folk Festival, and other regional and genre-specific events.
- She was invited to be a special judge in the Buck Dancing National Championship panel in 2021
Her Autumn 2023 was packed with schedules.
|Sept 2nd||Mouth of Wilson, VA – Grayson Highlands State Park||Albert Hash Memorial Fest – Hillary Klug and Brenna MacMillan duo concert|
|Sept 3rd||Front Royal, VA – 751 Mountain Rd||Appaloosafest – Hillary Klug and Brenna MacMillan duo|
|Sept 12th-14th||Ventura, CA – Ventura County Fairgrounds||National Seed Expo – Hillary Klug Trio with Kenny Feinstein and Tommy Drinkard|
|Sept 17th||Macungie, PA – Bear Creek Mountain Resort||Berks Fiddle Fest – Hillary Klug and Brenna MacMillan with Karl Smakula|
|Sept 23rd||Unionville, TN – Hootenanny Haven||Maupinfest – Hillary Klug judging the dance contest|
|Sept 29th||Raleigh, NC – Raleigh Convention Center||IBMA Street Fest – Hillary Klug and band concert at 2:45 PM|
|Oct 8th+9th||Mansfield, MO – Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Co.||Baker Creek Seed Co – Hillary Klug trio|
|Oct 21st||Pigeon Forge, TN – Dollywood||Dollywood Harvest Festival – Hillary Klug solo street performances|
|Oct 28th||Ferrum, VA – Blue Ridge Institute & Museum||Blueridge Folklife Festival – Hillary Klug solo concert and workshop|
|Oct 29th-30th||Pigeon Forge, TN – Dollywood||Dollywood Harvest Festival – Hillary Klug solo street performances|
|Nov 15th||Nashville, TN – Station Inn||Hillary Klug and band concert|
|Nov 16th||Owensboro, KY – Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum||Hillary Klug and Evan Winsor concert and workshop|
Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, & Social Media Presence
Hillary Klug has over 185k followers on Instagram and 125K+ subscribers on YouTube. Her Facebook page has over 1.7 million followers.
Her video Allie Cat which she recorded from her iPhone got over sixty-five million views on Facebook.
Her other video “Fire on the Mountain” has got over 27 million views, “Wait for it” has got over 23 million views, and “Oh! Susanna” has amassed over 20 million views.
She has more than 23 viral videos on Facebook, one of which received over 62 million views.
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