He's rocked stages all the way from Tennessee to Louisiana and beyond. Jay Jones was born and raised in Memphis, where music was very much a part of his life from early on. He was always performing in church and participating in school musicals. “I’d get up and sing anywhere they’d let me,” says Jones.
He went on to manage night clubs in the 90s, where he booked artists like Gary Allan, Rhett Atkins, Trace Adkins and Jamey Jamison. “I’ve witnessed some amazing live performances with these artists who came through the venues. And I learned a lot about the industry while booking.”
Eventually Jones was recruited to be lead singer for a local cover band, where he was able to hone in on working the stage. “I always appreciated the immediate feedback you get from audiences during shows. If they’re having fun, you’ll know it.”
After seven years of performing with the band, Jones went into the studio with Grammy nominated producer Justin Rimer to record his own material. In 2018 he released his first album “Country Boy Proud” He is unique sound is something he calls “Head Bangin Country”, a combination of Country and Rock
In 2022 Jone was nominated for Southern Rock Group of the Year and Southern Rock Vocalist of the Year by the Josie Music Awards. The event takes place this October at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville.
In the meantime, Jones will continue performing live all over the country. He just recently teamed up with manger Chris Gabel of Deep South Entertainment out of Louisiana. “I’m excited about the partnership,” says Jones. Chris has a really clear vision of the next steps, as we continue to get the music out their to the public. We’re gonna be booking at ride parks really soon. Hopefully we’ll see you.”