From Clinton to Nashville: Chasing the dream



Someday Mr. Lincoln’s Square, Weldon Springs, Clinton Lake, and other local landmarks may become famous if Clinton’s own Doug Willis’ dreams come true.

Last December, Willis, 41, recorded a music video for his original song, “Streets of Nashville” using DeWitt County landmarks and downtown Nashville, Tenn. as backdrops.

Before Willis becomes big-time famous, Central Illinois residents can see him perform at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 18 on Mr. Lincoln’s Square as part of the Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual MayDays Festival.

Surprisingly, while Willis said he has always had musical talent, he didn’t get serious about it until 2020.

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