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People’s Daily China

People’s Daily China

The following article was published on August 17, 2015, in the People’s Daily newspaper in China, circulation over 3,000,000. It was written from an in-depth interview the reporter did with Jackson after the last show in Beijing. Thank you for the great article! Congratulations, Jackson!

http://paper.people.com.cn/rmrbhwb/html/2015-08/17/content_1599822.htm

Belmont University's Website Highlights Tour

Belmont University's Website Highlights Tour

For Belmont senior Jackson Wells, singing to crowds of more than 10,000 fans is all in a day’s work. Spending the summer performing across China, Wells and his Nashville band have been seen on stages in Chengdu, Shenzhen and Nanjing, among others, and rounded out their three-week tour on August 9 in Beijing.

Bluebird in October

Bluebird in October

What better way to spend a Saturday night in Nashville than listening to a performance at the legendary Bluebird Cafe! The famous club is known for it’s great acoustics and intimate setting. Jackson will be performing on Saturday, October 10, at 7:00pm. The performance will be in the round, hosted by Nashville singer/songwriter Kathy Ashworth.

Tickets will go on sale one week before the show on the Bluebird website.

The Road to Xichong

The Road to Xichong

Watch here to view a behind the scenes look (filmed by Chinese media and Jace Freeman of mpboys) of what goes in to putting together two major concerts in China. The first concert was a solo concert for 4,000 fans at a local university. The second concert featured a solo set performance at an event hosted by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger for a capacity crowd of over 10,000 enthusiastic fans.

Chengdu International Music Festival

Chengdu International Music Festival

The 4th time’s a charm in Chengdu! Jackson Wells and his band from Nashville are performing at the Chengdu International Music Festival for four evening performances. He has been invited to play at the Grand Opening on July 24, followed by performances on the main stage for all three nights of the Fest on the 25th, 26th, and 27th. This will be the fourth year Jackson has had the honour of performing for these great fans. He has watched this festival grow from thousands of fans to hundreds of thousands. He can’t wait to give them a great show, and to see his wonderful fans and friends in Chengdu.

Summer in China Tour

Summer in China Tour

Fresh back from two concerts in China in May, one hosted by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger for several thousand concertgoers, and the other at Xichong Technical College for 4,000 great fans Jackson and his band from Nashville are about to start a ten-city tour of China. The tour is in cooperation with Juooo music management, and will start after the singer/songwriter performs four concerts at the Chengdu Music festival. Jackson is known for his unique style and his ability to perform in both English and Mandarin.

China Low Carbon Concert with Arnold Schwarzenegger

China Low Carbon Concert with Arnold Schwarzenegger

The long anticipated concert has definitely been rescheduled for April 15! Jackson and the band will travel to Xichong for the week, where they have been chosen to headline the concert as well as to play a full set at the forum during the conference itself. It will be an amazing event with a lot of star power!

Hunter’s Hope

Hunter’s Hope

Jackson, along with Kathy Ashworth, will host a singer/songwriter evening at the Foxhedge Music Barn in Leipers Fork, TN, for attendees of this year’s Hunter’s Hope benefit event.

Trustee Spouse Meeting - Guest Speaker

Trustee Spouse Meeting - Guest Speaker

Jackson has been invited to speak at Belmont’s board of trustees spousal meeting on April 18. He will share news about his music career and the upcoming China concert. Thank you to Mrs. Judy Fisher and Ms. Darcy North for the opportunity.

The Nashville Connection - Heroes Salute

The Nashville Connection - Heroes Salute

Jackson has just been named as one of just 12 finalists for the Nashville Hero Salute Competition taking place in Nashville this July. 

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About Jackson Wells

Jackson Wells is a singer/songwriter, New York City born, and currently living in Nashville, Tennessee. He is already a national YouTube sensation with 3 music videos garnering over 1.8 million views internationally. Jackson has sold out sets all the way from LA’s House of Blues, Universal Studios CityWalk, to the famed Bluebird Cafe. Jackson was the featured artist at the Nashville’s NHL Predators game in March of 2014, playing to 16,729 attendees.

Jackson began writing songs at the age of 14 and released his self-titled EP in December 2010. He released a single, Lovesick, in November 2011. His next EP, entitled Inescapable, was released in January 2013. Wells’ first full-length album, Picture of Life, was a collaboration with Grammy-award winning producer Bill Cuomo and Beeb Birtles, founding member of Little River Band, and was released in January 2014 on his own independent label. The CD release party for Picture of Life was at Puckett’s Grocery in Leipers Fork, Tennessee. He sings and plays both acoustic and electric guitar during his live performances.

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