Willie Jones continued a 2021 run of constructing impactful efficiency appearances with a staged, distant tackle his summer time anthem “Down By The Riverside” on a current version of Jimmy Kimmel Stay. The Shreveport, Louisiana native has adopted the early 2021 launch of his album Proper Now by transferring from Empire Data to Sony Music Nashville however nonetheless persevering with to offer eye-catching visuals and noteworthy songs.
March noticed Jones make his late-night tv debut performing his civil rights anthem “American Dream” on The Tonight Present with Jimmy Fallon. As properly, that very same month additionally marked Jones’ first look on the Grand Ole Opry, too. Jones’ efficiency of “American Dream” on the grand opening of the Nationwide Museum of African American Music was additionally noteworthy.
Nonetheless, with reference to his present single that celebrates having a “ratchet Zydeco rodeo” within the land “the place the corn and the cotton develop,” and the place “there’s an actual skinny line between snakes and angels.” To Billboard, the rising nation star just lately famous the next:
“On ’Down by the Riverside,’ I’m telling the reality about the place I’m from, and it feels good. I wished to write down one thing massive, braggadocious, and tremendous onerous that’s totally different from what I normally write. [“Down by the Riverside”] began with me freestyling the kids’s rhyme ’Down by the riverside, hanky panky,’ then I broke into some verses about rising up in Louisiana. Then I did a cross on crafting the melody over a beat and chased the vibe that [emerged from that].”