WILLIE JONES PERFORMS AT THE HISTORIC RYMAN AUDITORIUM FOR TWO NIGHTS EARNING STANDING OVATIONS EACH NIGHT
Rising country artist Willie Jones, praised by Rolling Stone for his "rich baritone," performed at the historic Ryman Auditorium for the first time. Opening for Dwight Yoakam while celebrating the release of his new video for "Bachelorettes On Broadway," Jones performed with his band and DJ hype-man. Winning over the discerning crowd each night, he earned standing ovations following both shows.
The video for the upbeat and catchy track "Bachelorettes on Broadway" debuted exclusively with CMT earlier this week and follows Jones' popular single "Down For It" released this summer (4SOUND / EMPIRE). Both songs will be featured on his forthcoming album expected next year.
What the critics are saying: "Willie Jones seems an awful lot like the future of country music." - Rolling Stone
"Louisiana native mixes country and hip-hop in the most seamless way heard yet." - Rolling Stone
"Willie Jones sings in a rich baritone that recalls Southern crooners like Randy Travis and Josh Turner." - Rolling Stone
"Willie Jones is the name of a 24-year-old who blends country music topics and cadences with the confessional, first-person styling of underground hip-hop" - The Boot
ABOUT WILLIE JONES: Rolling Stone's "Country Artist You Need to Know" Willie Jones “seems an awful lot like the future of country music.” The 4SOUND / EMPIRE recording artist and Black River Publishing songwriter is a native of Shreveport, LA and currently splits his time between Nashville and Los Angeles. Jones, who grew up loving Country music, remembers wanting to be a Country music artist as early as age 14. “Down For It”, the first release from his new project premiered on Wide Open Country and was featured on Spotify’s New Music Friday, the cover of Wild Country, along with Apple Music’s Best of the Week among others. His earlier single, “Runs In Our Blood” premiered exclusively on The Boot and WorldStar in an industry first. “Willie Jones breaks the country music mold on many levels as a fresh new face in the industry,” stated The Boot. Jones has recently shared the stage with Dwight Yoakam, Willie Nelson and Eli Young Band, while also performing during the 2019 NFL Draft in Nashville, CMA Fest and Country Jam Festival, with shows this Fall with Chase Rice.
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