Global Songwriters Member Spotlight
Ronnie Jones, Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist
Ronnie Jones hails from Smithfield, Virginia, the ham capital of the world. The son of musically talented parents, he began playing guitar at an early age. He began his journey of songwriting while, in the seventh grade as an English assignment, he wrote lyrics to the Dennis Coffey instrumental “Sad Angel”. This began a love of songwriting which continues to this day.
Ronnie’s early writings were influenced by groups such as America, the Eagles, the Beatles, and songwriters such as Dan Fogelberg, John Denver, and James Taylor. He began playing his songs in venues in the Hampton Roads area, and while performing, he met his wife Sharon. They have now been married over thirty years, God having blessed them with two daughters and three grandchildren.
Not long after marriage, Ronnie and his wife returned to the faith they had professed in Jesus Christ. It was not long till the focus of his writing shifted to Christ honoring songs. He began to use the talents that God had given him in his home church and local churches in and around Smithfield. His desire is to honor the Lord with the musical gifts he has been given and share them wherever and however he is privileged to do so.
Ronnie is a proud member of the Gospel Music Association, Global Songwriters Connection, and a former workshop coordinator for NSAI. He has recorded a CD entitled “Revive Our Land”. One of the songs on this project, “I Have Assurance”, has been recorded by the gospel group New Light. “Candles In The Night”, another song on the CD, has been played at many Relay for Life ceremonies on the East Coast. He is currently working on another CD with Tate Music Group, which should be finished later this year.