Willie Jones follows up his January-released debut album Proper Now with “Down By The Riverside,” a summer-ready country-trap heater highlighting the acquainted stylings of the singer’s Louisiana roots. “This music is straight Louisiana jambalaya: swampy, horny and drippin’ everywhere in the ground,” says the performer. “[Songwriters Josh Logan, Jason Afable and I] have an excellent chemistry and this one hits onerous from that first harmonica lick and retains you greasy ‘til the top.”
The one is Jones’ first since signing to Sony Music Nashville after releasing Proper Now beneath a earlier take care of Empire Information. The album has confirmed fairly profitable for Jones to date. He’s debuted on the Grand Ole Opry, and carried out the well-regarded single “American Dream” on NBC’s The Tonight Present Starring Jimmy Fallon.
Concerning his mindset whereas recording the album, Jones advised PEOPLE, “To dwell with the Proper Now frame of mind is to simply be current and be glad about the second,” he mentioned. “I named the album Proper Now as a result of I simply wished the assertion of simply being grounded. This second is all we had. Can’t go ahead, can’t soar again, simply gotta be proper right here and that’s what I attempt to preserve.”
Associated to his subsequent profession steps, he’s excitedly in contrast his scenario to that of a cowboy. “They’re rockstars in their very own proper. When you’re getting put up in opposition to bulls and horses, it’s a must to love that. And I like what I do and I prefer to have a superb time doing it.”