Country music social media influencer Jessica Northey had no idea what she was in for when she accompanied Billy Shaw Jr to Tuscon’s local country station KIIM. Under the impression that Billy was in studio to take part in a popular on-air segment called “10 Minute Tunes,” where the artist is presented with an unknown topic and writes a song to sing on air in 10 minutes, Northey was pleasantly surprised when Shaw dedicated the song to her and cleverly slipped a marriage proposal into his playful lyrics. The song “I Will (If You Say I Do)” had Jessica shaking with excitement, touting on social media “He asked with a song… I said Absolutely!”
About Billy Shaw Jr: The first thing you should know about Tucson’s Billy Shaw Jr is that he is as Geeky, as he is Country. Friends call him a “High Tech Redneck – Mayberry meets Star Trek,” after the George Jones song. People always try to categorize him or ask “who is he like?”, and the answer really is that he does not look or sound like anyone out there in the country music world — past or present. His unique and easily identifiable voice is strong emotion-laden and smooth with a deep hint of raspy multiplied by his vulnerable nerd quality as his fingers fly on his fiddle and he stops to adjust his big black glasses.
Currently living in Tucson, Billy is a highly sought-after fiddler and vocalist who fronts several Arizona bands ‘playing fiddle from the middle’, meaning lead vocals + fiddle.
About Jessica Northey: Known for her ‘sass, wit and straight from the hip’ style, Multi-Media Personality/SocialPR Consultant Jessica Northey is taking over the internet, one tweet at a time. Specializing in using Social Media when you ARE the brand, she is consistently ranked as an influential online personality and named as a Forbes Top 50 Power Influencer. Jessica is the Creator and Host of 24/7 hashtag community Country Music’s #CMChat on Twitter, #HeySTAR! Celebrity Chat on Twitter as well as “Host for Hire” hosting live streaming interactive interviews from the Red Carpet to backstage, to Musicians tour buses.
Called a “Social Media Pioneer” in the music industry she is an On-Air/Online Broadcasting Host and Personality, Social Media Strategist, Country and Music Blogger/Journalist, as well as a Nationally, recognized Speaker. She owns Digital Marketing Strategy boutique firm Finger Candy Media, LLC and is the Founder of Country Music & Celebrity Interview Entertainment Website CMChatLIVE.com.
Having a personal online network of over 3 Million followers, she is consistently ranked as one of the Most Influential People and Most Powerful Women on Twitter. Recognized by Huffington Post as aTwitterPowerhouse and by Tech News Guide Bit Rebels as one of Twitter’s Top 75 Most “Badass” Women, she also considered one of the 20 Most Powerful People in Social Media by Income Diary.
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