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Willa Ford Biography

Birthdate: January 22, 1981.

Willa Ford Gets Her Start

Amanda Lee Williford, a.k.a Willa Ford, is the youngest of four children who grew up in Florida. Willa Ford attracted attention at a young age with her big voice and outgoing personality. When she was eight, Willa was singing in the Tampa Bay Children's Choir and when Ford was 11 she was performing with a children's performing arts troupe called Entertainment Revue. The group was made up of 20 girls, aged five to 16 who would do variety shows and fairs in the area including Walt Disney World and Busch Gardens.

Willa Ford Gets Her Start

Eventually Willa Ford moved up from singing in the Entertainment Revue chorus to being a featured soloist. Willa Ford left the group to join a band called FLA. The group didn't last and Willa Ford wanted to make a go of it on her own. Willa Ford went to Los Angeles and grabbed a spot on tour with the Backstreet Boys and got her song Lullaby on Pokemon: The First Movie soundtrack. Did you know that Willa Ford's ex-boyfriend is none other than Backstreet Boy Nick Carter?

Willa Ford's Music

In 2001, Willa Ford's hard work led to the production of her first CD with Atlantic Records, Willa Was Here. Willa Ford teamed up with some great producers and writers that worked on projects for Destiny's Child, Aerosmith and Ricky Martin. Willa Ford wrote the first single, I Want to Be Bad and co-wrote one of the other tracks. Willa Ford's second CD, Willa is Back, will be out in 2004.

Willa Ford - Did U Know?

  • Willa Ford was on the honor roll the whole time she was in Entertainment Revue.
  • Willa Ford's fave musicians include Madonna, Boyz II Men, Jodeci, and Mary J. Blige.
  • Willa Ford co-hosted the 2002 Miss Teen USA Pageant with Chris Kirkpatrick.

    Willa Ford Says...
    "Ever since I could talk, I wanted to be a performer. I'd be in the middle of the living room, singing, and dancing, and doing somersaults."

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