Black River Entertainment Signs Willie Jones

Pictured (Back row, L-R): Black River’s VP of Marketing Tanya Welch, VP of Business Operations Emily Hungate, Attorney Lauren Kilgore, Black River’s VP of A&R; Doug Johnson, Catalog Manager Rachael Skvorak, Artist Manager Jonnie Forster, Black River’s Revenue and Streaming Derek Anderson, Creative Manager Katie Barolak, Sr. Creative Manager Eric Hurt, Attorney Christian Barker, Black River’s EVP Rick Froio, Sr. VP of Radio Promotion Mike Wilson, Head of Media and Public Relations Dawn Delvo.
(Front Row, L-R): Black River’s President & CEO Gordon Kerr, Willie Jones, VP of Publishing Dave Pacula.

Black River Entertainment has added songwriter/artist Willie Jones to its roster. The Shreveport, Louisiana, native began dreaming of becoming a country artist at age 11.

“Country music is something that I’ve always been really passionate about since I was a teenager,” Jones said. “Growing up, I didn’t have anyone in country music to model myself after, as far as someone who was writing from my perspective or that looked like me. Even though it still surprises people that I write country music, and they encourage me to change lanes to R&B or hip-hop, I took it upon myself to stick to my guns and not give up on my dreams. Now with Black River, I have the opportunity to inspire others with similar backgrounds, to stay true to themselves and chase theirs.”

Jones, who is managed by Jonnie Forster, recently released his first single, “Runs In Our Blood.” Jones has toured on the MAGcon Tour featuring artists including Cameron Dallas, Nash Grier, Shawn Mendes and more.

Black River’s Vice President of Publishing Dave Pacula shares, “Willie Jones’ music is undeniably fresh and unmistakably country. He’s a game changer, and we could not be more excited to welcome him to the Black River family!”

Black River Entertainment’s President & CEO Gordon Kerr adds, “Get ready world, here comes Willie Jones.”


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