JEREMY PARSONS ALIGNS WITH HERO’S PROGENY
• Parsons Signs Management Deal With Jett Williams/Adjett Productions •
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 19, 2011)—Jeremy Parsons, who is the true essence and mirror image of traditional Americana country music, has formed a relationship with Jett Williams, the daughter of his idol, the legendary Hank Williams, and husband F. Keith Adkinson for artist management representation through Adjett Productions.
Parsons, a young man with an old soul, is a 23-year old “boy next door” who seems to have a direct-connect with ghosts of country past and the natural knack to echo the sounds of some of the “Who’s Who” in country music greats like Hank Williams, Faron Young, Johnny Horton and George Strait. The young Texan made his entry into the country music scene in March 2010 with the release of his debut CD entitled DOGGONDEST FEELIN’ (PCG Nashville Records). A compilation entrenched in the heart and soul of classic country, Parsons’ DOGGONDEST FEELIN’ (produced by Bernard Porter/Porter-Gentry Productions) is a music history revival with song titles like “The Night Hank Williams Died,” “When My Old Man Was Young,” “I Could Be Your Pick Me Up” and “Since My Baby Left Me.”
A “Critic’s Pick” for many in 2010, Parsons received praise and applause by traditional country music fans and the media both in the U.S. and in Europe, and caught the attention of Jett Williams and Keith Adkinson in what they describe as a “magical, spiritual meeting.”
“Jeremy came out to the house and played for us,” Jett Williams introduced. “As soon as I heard his voice, I felt like it was like my dad was in the room–using him as a vehicle. Jeremy and I shared an immediate understanding—a spiritual bond; there is a reason for our relationship.”
Making introductions official, Jeremy will appear for the first time under the Adjett management wing alongside Jett to perform some of Hank’s greatest hits at the taping of “Tru Country” (RFD-TV) this weekend (April 23); he will go on to open for Jett at her scheduled show in Lovelady, Texas on April 30 and join Jett and her friends in music at the Hank Williams “Back To Basics” Festival in Georgiana, Alabama (May 20 and 21) in the company of other special guests: David Frizzell, Jimmy Fortune [of The Statlers], Helen Cornelius, Jim Ed Brown and Razzy Bailey.
“It’s a dream come true to have even met Jett and Keith,” Parsons enthuses. “What’s more is to know they appreciate my music enough to take me under their wings—that’s surreal. To have Jett Williams as an advocate for what I am doing is a validation for me.”
Jett Williams and Keith Adkinson share the same sentiment. Immediate fans upon first introduction, the pair is excited to share his music.
“Jeremy Parsons can write a hit song quicker than you can change your socks,” Adkinson revealed. “And he is eat up with Hank and the traditional artists. Odds are, if you hang out around Jett and me, you are gonna see a lot of this young man.”
“Jeremy and I have played some together already,” Jett adds. “I think country music fans can expect to hear a duet in the near future.”
The good news follows a series of grand happenings for Jett Williams. In May 2010, Jett accepted a Pulitzer Prize Award on her father’s behalf; she recently enjoyed a 2010 Grammy acknowledgement and nomination for HANK WILLIAMS THE COMPLETE MOTHER’S BEST (“Best Historical Album”), and, in January of this year, was tapped to host “Hank Williams: Inside The Box” on Sirius XM Radio’s classic channel, The Roadhouse (Channel 62). Each program features four complete shows from Hank Williams’ Mother’s Best Flour Radio Series from 1951. Currently, Jett and Keith are working with Director Harry Thomason in the final planning, promotional and distribution phases of the motion picture “The Last Ride” coming to theaters in the fall. The Nashville Film Festival hosted the World Premiere of the film over the past weekend (with Jett, Keith and Jeremy in attendance), and Jett, just this morning, received word that “The Last Ride” won “Best Historical/Period Film,” “Best Actor” (Jesse James) and “Best Musical Score” (Benji Gaither) at the 44th WorldFest-Houston Independent International Film Festival.
The relationship between Williams and Parsons is history in the making; the footsteps in which they walk are paralleled. A storyteller and story keeper, Jeremy Parsons cultivated his love of the legends by collecting vinyl and writing tunes steeped in American roots and traditional sound. By the time he was in is early 20s the San Antonio-born Parsons had accomplished feats most newcomers only dream of. Jeremy has more than 750 songs in his catalog, has opened for George Jones, is a frequent backstage guest at the Grand Ole Opry, was befriended by Little Jimmy Dickens and Jean Shepard and The Grascals, champions in bluegrass, cut the Parsons-penned “Out Comes The Sun”… and now, he is signed with the daughter of Hank Williams. Let the music ring!
For more information on Jeremy Parsons, visit: http://jeremyparsonsmusic.com.
For information on Jett Williams and Adjett productions visit: www.jettwilliams.com.