“Duplin native, J.D. Williamson sang both original and well known songs of Americana style, he described as "soft, acoustic rock."”
“Local singer-songwriter James David Williamson, who goes by "J.D.," will be making his first appearance in the finals. The 21-year-old Methodist University Junior, who is a business major, sings music that's a country-pop-folk amalgamation tinged with inluences from Switchfoot, Eric Church and John Mayer. In the previous two competitions, he was eliminated in the semifinals, and he hopes the third time is the charm.
"I'm really hoping to show my range as a singer and a songwriter at the finals," said Williamson. "I had a band back in high school, but these competitions gave me an opportunity to go out on my own and see what I could do."
During his semifinal round, many of his family and friends cheered him on.
"It's great to have them here," said Williamson. And while I want to win, I'm being realistic about my music. I know I've got a lot to learn."”
The Fayetteville Observer