NASHVILLE, TENN. (Oct. 17, 2018) — Black River Entertainment announces the signing of songwriter/artist Willie Jones.

Upon signing Jones, 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!”

A native of Shreveport, LA, Jones grew up loving Country music and remembers wanting to be a Country music artist as early as age 11.

“Country music is something that I’ve always been really passionate about since I was a teenager,” said Jones. “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.”

Jones continues, “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.”

“Willie Jones breaks the country music mold on many levels as a fresh new face in the industry,” stated The Boot earlier this summer. Jones released his first single, "Runs In Our Blood" on all streaming platforms, as well as an official music video that premiered exclusively on

Breaking into Country music, Jones has already been featured on top Country music playlists from Amazon Music Unlimited, Apple Music, Spotify, TIDAL and YouTube Music.

Adding to the excitement, Black River Entertainment’s President and CEO Gordon Kerr says with a laugh and a smile, “Get ready world, here comes Willie Jones.”

Joining the Black River family along with Jones, his manager, Jonnie Forster says,

“Black River adds the additional roots we need in Nashville. They’ve wholeheartedly embraced the uniqueness of Willie as a songwriter and see his potential on a global scale.”

Jones has toured on the MAGcon Tour featuring artists including Cameron Dallas, Nash Grier, Shawn Mendes and more. Learn more about Willie Jones at as well as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.

About Black River Entertainment:
Underneath the Black River Entertainment umbrella is a family of record labels, a management company, a GRAMMY-winning publishing company, and state-of-the-art recording studios. 

Black River Records, Black River Americana, Black River Christian and Passport Productions make up the family of record labels. The combined roster of artists includes Abby Anderson and Kelsea Ballerini; Carolina Story; Hannah Kerr and Josh Wilson; and Nikita Karmen. Thrive Management provides artist management services within Black River Christian.

Black River Publishing is home to many talented writers including: Hit songwriters/producers Bobby Huff and Josh Kerr, songwriters/artists Ben Caver, Jacob Davis, Eddie Garcia, Willie Jones, Nikita Karmen, Scott Stepakoff, Anna Vaus, and Nick Wayne, songwriters/Black River recording artists Abby Anderson, Carolina Story, Hannah Kerr, and Josh Wilson, and the catalogs of hit-songwriter/Black River Recording artist Kelsea Ballerini, hit songwriters/producers Doug Johnson, Forest Glen Whitehead, and GRAMMY-winning songwriter Josh Osborne. For more information about Black River Publishing, please visit

Owned and operated by BRE, the historic Sound Stage and Ronnie’s Place studios are located on Nashville’s famous Music Row and have set the standard legendary artists/musicians/producers have appreciated since the late 1960s. Artists from multiple genres have cut hits in these studios including 50 Cent, Kelsea Ballerini, Garth Brooks, Johnny Cash, Casting Crowns, Alice Cooper, Sam Hunt, Miranda Lambert, Jerry Lee Lewis, Korn, for KING & COUNTRY, Reba McEntire, Craig Morgan, PHISH, Taylor Swift, Shania Twain, and Keith Urban.

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