The Texas Cotton Kings started life as a vision of lead guitarist, Sleepy Jones. His life long love affair with the blues drove him to begin putting the pieces together on a project that evolved into the Texas Cotton Kings. He contacted long time friend, and former band mate on another project, Sarge.
Sarge is one of the best drummers in DFW, and his skills are needed to keep time, blast some
amazing beats, and keep the house rocking during a Texas Cotton Kings show! Once he was signed on, it was onto bass man, Brian Clark!
Brian Clark is also a member of the Mesquite Symphony Orchestra, but his love of the blues had him "Slappin dah bass mon" and he was good to go! Time to move on to the front man. Sleepy Jones knew there was only one man he knew with enough passion for music to pull this off. His long time friend and high school classmate, Wil Riggs.
Wil Riggs has released his own independent country album, appeared on CMT's "The Singing Bee" in 2011, was the 2008 Male Vocalist of the Year for the Forney Opry and appeared on stage as "Huckabee" in a local production of "The Fantasticks". After thinking it over, Wil Riggs finally agreed to the project!
After a few rehearsals together, the group started looking for a keyboard player with the chops to really add that final piece to the puzzle! After multiple auditions, veteran keys player, Donnie Nix was brought into the fold! His amazing talent has added the final dimension to the Texas Cotton Kings sound.