Gilman Meets ‘Elisabeth’

Billy Gilman met Elisabeth Wagner, the inspiration behind his new single “Elisabeth,” for the first time Saturday (Oct. 6) at the Texas state fair in Dallas, reports The Associated Press. The song is about a strong woman’s fight against disease. Wagner, 21, has had neurofibromatosis, a genetic disorder that causes small growths to form on her nerves, since she was two years old. “Elisabeth” was written by Wagner’s aunt, Liz Rose, and her friend Kim Patton Johnston. 10/08/01