Willie Jones completes his mission to blend the energy of hip-hop with the big-hearted authenticity of country with the release of his debut album ‘Right Now’, which is out 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. Listen HERE.
‘Right Now’ is packed with the killer cuts that have made Willie a rising star (including the party-starting ‘Bachelorettes On Broadway’ which has exceeded 15 million streams), “Back Porch” 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 alone. 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.
“My first album ‘Right Now’ is finally out and I’m damn happy about it,” says Willie. “Covid pushed us back but after doing a few collaborations and getting the final song and video ready, it lined up perfectly. I’ve grown so much in the process and I am thankful for everybody who had a part in making this happen. Much love to the producers and writers I had the pleasure of collaborating with. I’m blessed to have had the freedom to experiment and find my sound, my tone, my voice and present who I am ‘Right Now’.”
There’s also a wealth of brand new material including the new single ‘American Dream’ which stands proud as a highlight of the album’s new songs which was released on Monday 18th, Martin Luther King Day. Co-written by Willie Jones, Josh Logan and Jason Afable (Florida Georgia Line), who also produced the track, with additional production by Alex “Lex” Goodwin (Nelly, Jason Derulo), Willie excels at social commentary, offering an ode to patriotism that addresses racial equality.
With one foot in country’s historic traditions and another boldly stepping into the future, Willie Jones continues to break boundaries.