Photos by J. Wright (@WhoisJwright).
This week some of the most prestigious media outlets (AllHipHop, CNN, Rap Radar,Hip Hop Weekly, etc) in Atlanta, GA were privy to a private meet & great, and performance with vocal phenomenon RCA/BetIPinnedIt recording artist Avery Wilson at Zac's Recording Studio in Atlanta, GA. The event was an intimate gathering hosted by Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter Sean Garrett, with a Q&A moderated by journalist Rea Davis of AllHipHop.com
Sean Garrett opened the floor with an introduction that conveyed how incredible of an entertainer Avery Wilson is. Avery then took the floor to perform a soulful rendition of Donny Hathaway's "A Song For You," followed by an acoustic cover of The Weeknd's "Earned It" and a jaw-dropping cover of the Fetty Wap/Drake remix "Come My Way" for which the crowd erupted in applause.
Following Wilson's performance, journalist Rea Davis moderated an intimate Q&A with the rising superstar for which Avery spoke candidly about everything from his incredible vocal range and ability, and working with the likes of Clive Davis and Sean Garrett, and experiencing everything from The Grammys to touring by age 19 (now 20), before opening up the floor to fellow media.
Garrett challenged all media in the room to be the chief purveyors of quality music to the masses. He called on the media to realize the power of their role, voice, and purpose. Garrett also stressed the importance of ending the divisiveness that seems to permeate urban music, as he explained that fans and media should be proactive in supporting exceptional music in all genres.
The evening concluded with guests being treated to Avery's new single, "Change My Mind" that features rap group Migos, and taking pictures with the singer.
Check out more photos from the event below. Photos by J. Wright (@WhoisJwright).