“I’m Still Me”
Case in point: Steve Williams, the lead singer for Williams Riley, one of country music’s most exciting newcomers. Some of music’s top names have rallied in support of the group (which features Williams, Charlie Hutto, Joe Rogers, Derek George, Dave Guidry and Nick Buda) and offered their talents and support in helping his music find a larger audience.
Among those top names, rock guitar hero Slash joins country star Bryan White and famed singer-songwriter Edwin McCain on the self-titled debut Williams Riley album—almost unheard of for a new, independent artist. The collection of songs was co-produced by Noel Golden (Edwin McCain, Sister Hazel, Lee Ann Womack) and features the debut single “I’m Still Me.”
“I can’t believe how passionate everyone has been about what we’re doing,” says Williams, the singer, songwriter and guiding light of Williams Riley. “Not long ago, I was just a guy writing songs in Louisiana. Now a bunch of my heroes are playing with me and my band on my songs because they love what I’m doing, that tells me that we must be doing something right.”