2 November, 2021Print
Willie Jones Named Among Vevo's 2022 DSCVR "Artists to Watch"
Jones is Sole Country Artist Featured on Coveted List of 21 Emerging Acts Around the Globe
Joins Alums Billie Eilish, Sam Smith, Louis Capaldi and more
Sony Music Nashville / The Penthouse's Willie Jones has been tapped as one of Vevo'sDSCVR "Artists to Watch" for 2022. Born out of Vevo’s taste-maker series (and brand) DSCVR, the highly-anticipated campaign features a curated class of 21 emerging artists from around the globe who are expected to "catch fire" on a mainstream level.
Fresh off the release of his feel-good anthem, "Get Low, Get High," Jones is the sole representation from the country genre on the coveted list, which has spotlighted an extensive group of now-household names, including Billie Eilish, Sam Smith, Louis Capaldi, James Bay and more.
"This annual taste-making program is the pride of Vevo’s in-house editorial team of music lovers," explains Vevo's SVP of Content, Programming & Marketing JP Evangelista. "Over the years, we have worked with a wide range of artists from around the world, who have grown and developed into huge household names today. Vevo plays a crucial role in maximizing the value of the music video, and this campaign is really where the journey with these 21 artists really begins."
In celebration of the exciting announcement, the Shreveport, LA, native has recorded two live performances exclusively for Vevo, each showcasing Jones' unique blend of hip-hop and country elements alongside his impressive, baritone vocals -- a signature style praised by NPR, The Recording Academy, Billboard and more. Both performances will roll out on the platform in the coming weeks.
Recently dubbed one of "12 Black Artists Shaping Country Music’s Future" by USA Today, Jones' latest release, "Get Low, Get High," follows in the footsteps of his swampy, summertime jam, "Down By The Riverside," which garnered his second late-night TV appearance with a "rousing" (Rolling Stone) performance on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live! earlier this year. Watch it here: youtu.be/BP1Kww8ekTQ.
Jones is set to release new music in the coming weeks, fans can keep up with what's to come from Willie Jones by visiting williejonesmusic.com.