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The Tennessean - Mandarin Musician: Nashville Unknown, Chinese Rock Star

Jessica Bliss,

Translating a song from English to Mandarin isn't as simple as throwing it into Google translate. "It takes me about two weeks to do it," says Jackson Wells, pushing a few of his rock-star length blond locks out of his eyes. Singing in both languages? Wells makes that sound effortless. Slipping fluidly between his American inflection and the rise and fall of Mandarin tones, the young artist has a niche talent that has propelled his music career in a unique direction.