Willie Jones, a Shreveport Louisiana native, has continued his 2021 tour of performance with a staged, remote take on his summer anthem “Down By The Riverside” on a recent edition of Jimmy Kimmel Life.
Willie Jones has followed his early 2021 album release by moving from Empire Records to Sony Music Nashville while continuing to produce noteworthy songs.
Willie Jones American Dream Debut
In March 2021, millions of fans saw Jones make his late-night television debut performing his civil rights anthem “American Dream” on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. Meanwhile, that same month Jones’ marked his first appearance at the Grand Ole Opry, too.
Jones’ performance of “American Dream” at the grand opening of the National Museum of African American Music was classy and everyone present in the event for a fact knew that Willie had done extra work in putting everything in place.
When Willie Jones was asked about the track he released in honor of Martin Luther King, he said,
“I’m not at all political so I hope people pay attention that ‘American Dream’ is a patriotic song about the love I have for my country,” Jones told Rolling Stone. “America is far from perfect, but we can’t throw away all the progress that my ancestors sacrificed everything for to build this country. When we went into the recording studio the last on the 4th of July, the world was flipped upside down, and it just flowed out.”
About Willie’s New Release
In regards to his current single that celebrates having a “ratchet Zydeco rodeo” in the land “where the corn and the cotton grow,” and where “there’s a real thin line between snakes and angels”, the country music crooner recently noted in his words,
“On ’Down by the Riverside,’ I’m telling the truth about where I’m from, and it feels good. I wanted to write something big, braggadocious, and super hard that’s different from what I usually write. [“Down by the Riverside”] started with me freestyling the children’s rhyme ’Down by the riverside, hanky panky,’ then I broke into some verses about growing up in Louisiana. Then I did a pass on crafting the melody over a beat and chased the vibe that [emerged from that].”
Who Is Willie Jones
Willie Jones is a Country music star born September 23, 1994, from Shreveport, Louisiana. He surprised X-Factor judges when he performed “Your Man” from Josh Turner during his audition in Greensboro, North Carolina. He sang Tony Rich’s “Nobody Knows” for his mentor Demi Lovato and guest mentor Nick Jonas during the judge’s homes round. Interestingly, Lovato saw something different in him and selected Jones to participate in the live shows.
Jones performed “Here for the Party” during the first live show on October 31, 2012. During the first live show on November 1, 2012, Jones, along with CeCe Frey battled with songs for 1 of them to remain in the competition. Unfortunately, Frey was picked over Jones in the competition, and Jones was sent home.
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