Vocal sensation Avery Wilson releases his debut single “If I Have To” today via Bet I Penned It / RCA Records. The track is produced by Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins, written by Rodney Jerkins, Kirby Lauren, Sean Garrett and Avery Wilson and executive produced by Clive Davis, Sean Garrett and Rodney Jerkins. “If I Have To” is available now at all digital providers.
Kicking off promotion for the single, music icon and industry legend Clive Davis will present Avery to the world as Avery performs the track for the very first time live tonight on NBC’s The Voice as well as on NBC’s The Today Show on May 8th.
Former contestant from Season 3 of NBC’s The Voice, Wilson was brought to Davis by Garrett. “I was immediately knocked out by the incredible range and versatility of Avery’s voice,” says Davis. “He is an artist who will be a true star for many years to come.”
Wilson comments, “My life changed the day Sean first heard me sing, and now, to be here on this journey with him and Clive is still so surreal to me. Sean is a true heavyhitter in the industry and Clive is a legend all his own. Their guidance and mentorship have helped me utilize this gift I’ve been blessed with in ways I could never have imagined.
19 year old Wilson is the youngest of three brothers and currently splits his time between his hometown of Hamden, CT and Atlanta, GA. Avery’s remarkable voice and engaging personality have already attracted nearly 5 million YouTube views, thousands of YouTube subscribers and 32k Twitter followers, 201k Instagram followers, and 1 million followers on Vine – better known as his “Averyators.”