****NELLY'S PERFORMANCE HAS BEEN MOVED UP TO 2:00PM**** WILLIE JONES WILL PERFORM DIRECTLY AFTER NELLY!!
Nelly, a diamond-selling, multi-platinum artist, entrepreneur, philanthropist and actor, has sold more than 22 million albums, ranking him as one of the best-selling rap artists in America. Nelly burst onto the scene in the early 2000s with songs such as “Ride Wit Me,” “Hot in Herre,” “Air Force Ones” and “Country Grammar,” which will celebrate its 20th anniversary in June.
Up-and-coming star Willie Jones blends his country roots with R&B and hip-hop influences. Born in Shreveport, Louisiana, Jones began singing gospel at an early age and was a finalist on X-Factor in 2012.