Willie Jones is “the future of country music” (Rolling Stone) and his debut, 12-track album ‘Right Now’ will be available on Fri., Jan. 22 via The Penthouse/EMPIRE. Produced by MyGuyMars (Drake, Mac Miller, Jay-Z), Mark Batson (Eminem, Dr. Dre) and Justin Ebach (Dustin Lynch, Brett Young, Jordan Davis), the tracks on the record are all written or co-written by Jones.
The album features previously released singles “Windows Down," “Bachelorettes on Broadway” (11 million+ on Spotify), “Back Porch” (2 million+ on Spotify), and his latest, “Down For It” featuring T.I. -- an updated rendition of the original, which has accumulated more than 7 million streams on Spotify. The new track was featured on Pandora’s Country Rap, Apple’s New Music Daily, Country Risers and others, and it was the cover of TIDAL’s Rap & Country playlist.
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Jones is audaciously innovative and equal parts country, soul and R&B. While his delivery and aesthetic lean hip-hop, it’s clear he is a mainstream country innovator, showcasing the best of a Louisiana-bred musician who mixes a flair for old school hedonism with a vibrant mix of both banjo-heavy instrumentation and beat-heavy tracks.
The standout on the record is “American Dream,” which will release on Mon., Jan. 18th, Martin Luther King Day. On it, Willie excels at social commentary, offering an ode to patriotism that addresses racial equality.
Jones has more than 1 million followers across social platforms and recently debuted his own Apple Music show called “The Cross Roads Radio.” He is slated for Stagecoach 2021 and C2C London, Berlin, Amsterdam and Glasgow (health regulations pending).
‘Right Now’ tracklist:
1. Country Soul (Willie Jones / Nick Autry / Essancy / Michael Todd)
2. Back Porch (Jones / Autry / Michael Lotten / Lamar Edwards)
3. Bachelorettes on Broadway (Jones / Essancy / Dave Audé / Edwards / Jason Robinson)
4. Down For It (Jones / Essancy / Nicole Croteau / David Mohr / Clifford Harris / James Scheffer / David Siegel / Edwards)
5. American Dream (Jones / Jason Afable / Josh Logan / Alex Goodwin)
6. Right Now (Jones / Christian Valenzuela / Michael Ferrucci / Edwards / Dillon Rupp)
7. Trainwreck (Jones / Mark Baston / Justin Ebach)
8. Drank Too Much (Jones / Eric Arjes / Brad Clawson / Edwards)
9. Whole Lotta Love (Jones / Essancy / Juliet Piper / Edwards)
10. Actions (Willie Jones)
11. Down For It (JD Walker Version) featuring T.I.
(Jones / Essancy / Nicole Croteau / David Mohr / Clifford Harris / James Scheffer / David Siegel / Joshua Walker)
12. Down For It (Lamar “MyGuyMars” Edwards Remix) featuring T.I.
(Jones / Essancy / Nicole Croteau / David Mohr / Clifford Harris / James Scheffer / David Siegel / Edwards)