Tonya Watts | Handcuff My Soul

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Handcuff My Soul

by Tonya Watts

…If Axl Rose and Dolly Parton had a baby girl that was given up for adoption to be raised by Loretta Lynn and David Allan Coe where it was fed a steady diet of Lita Ford, Motley Crue, and AC/DC…Tonya Watts just may be that girl.
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1. Alabama Crimson
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2. I Knew
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3. Go Go
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4. Cumberland Angels
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5. Whore
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6. I know What It's like
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7. Inside of Me
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8. Bi Polar
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9. Music Made A Man Out of Me
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10. Handcuff My Soul
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TONYA WATTS

Tonya Watts wears her truth on her sleeve. Well actually on her forearm…literally. Tonya had Truth tattooed on her arm as a reminder to herself and everyone around her what she stands for, and what she lives for…she is addicted to it in life, in art and most importantly in her songs.
Tonya lays her life out in front of you…fist fightin\', divorce, cheatin\', go-go bars, and her struggle and love for her faith (as is the title track, \"Handcuff My Soul\"). All of her songs resonate with the clang of a sort of \"truth bell\" announcing the arrival of a misfit and outcast who knows she does not fit in, and probably does not care because she also knows there is a world of people who feel the same way...she is a voice for those people. The People who like herself, \"know what it\'s like to wanna die\"...but move on and survive, cause \"what dosen\'t kill them makes them tougher.\"

In past years Tonya has opened for Kid Rock, Alabama, Toby Keith, Deana Carter, and her Favorite songwriter David Allan Coe. She also received attention from the LA Weekly newspaper as she was featured as being on the forefront of a Hollywood Country movement.

Once upon a time Tonya left her southern roots for a Hollywood Dream. She had small parts in some TV shows and movies, including being the double for Pamela Anderson in Barbwire and some Baywatch. Then one day she was cast in a small role in the Barbara Mandrell story…the part was Dolly Parton; one of Tonya\'s all time love\'s (to this day to hear Dolly talk and sing can bring Tonya to tears). This experience coupled with the inspiration of her southern outcast outlaw Hollywood friends, led her to pick up a guitar and start to tell her story in song.

A Tonya Watts\' song tells a truth that cuts deep, but in that, isn\'t afraid to have a good time with a whole lotta rock & roll bangin away with her country twang, tears, anger, and love…If Axl Rose and Dolly Parton had a baby girl that was given up for adoption to be raised by Loretta Lynn and David Allan Coe where it was fed a steady diet of Lita Ford, Motley Crue, and AC/DC…Tonya Watts just may be that girl.

Tonya Watts is addicted to Truth, addicted to standing up for the outcast, and addicted to music that strives to express those same addictions. Tonya Watts is a true outcast…a true outlaw…and the real deal.

Most recently Tonya has really gotten real with her efforts to help the homeless population of Nashville; bringing attention to the Un-Christian \"please help, don\'t give\" campaign, with her video for her song \"Cumberland Angels\"…she has an on-going coat and sock drive through her \"B. LOVE FOUNDATION\"…named after a homeless man she met on the streets of Nashville, named Booger Love..Tonya Watts celebrates \"INDIE BLOOD\" Musician\'s revoloution coming soon..


..................A driving force in today’s music, Tonya Watts will soon be someone to be reckoned with -- Pete Anderson Grammy Award Winning Producer

...................Tonya Watts brings the heart and soul from the land of cotton and lets it breathe into a California Cowboy style that is quite frankly superb and full of endless and hopeful destinations. -- Doc Holliday Watusi Rodeo Indie 103.1 FM *

............................... Tonya Watts does it the way we like it out here on the Left Coast; unapologetic, honest and loyal to her crew. She works harder than anyone I know for her music, herself and the folks around her. Her songs are raw, personal and probably a little more outlaw than Nashville would like. She’s the rowdy little sister to the LA Outlaw Scene. -- Bryson Jones Snakehandlers

............................. There have been a few perfect, cool and reasonably intelligent handfuls of artists out there. Being a handful requires a lot. It means having steady hands so you can hold what’s in them. Tonya is awesome and has worked, prayed and lived the stories that she’s told. And I\'m proud to call her one of my heroes. -- Waylon Payne Singer/Songwriter


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David Marr

rocks off
this album rocks but with a mixture of country & blues. listen to the lyrics and you can sense they are clearly heartfelt and sincere. a classic album.

Max Mercier

Like TNT in my rock'n'country soul !
I've discovered Tonya on CDbaby site. One, two, three little samples... I've bought it and now my life will never be the same. She plays exactly the mixture that I love : rocking sound and powerful voice with guitars everywhere and country rythm flying over her songs. Wouaouh, such a good music is a magical gift ! Of course you have to buy this album if you're looking for a wonderful way of life : Tonya is the second sun of my days on this side of the Ocean !
Max from Eastern France.

JOHN (Beardawg)GEORGE JR.

"SHE"Handcuffed My Soul
Tonya Watts is the "REAL DEAL:! This is the best Country Outlaw style cd from a very talented and very pretty musician! I liked it so well; I ordered her 1st cd off Myspace! I hope she doesn't change a thing with her style of music; she is very gifted! Hopefully; someday she will tour up here in the Chicago/ Rockford area! This is a 5 star cd; if you are thinking of buying it; DO IT!! You will love it!


tonyas cd
Tonya,s cd is reallt great i live in australia and i have always thought her music and her lyric is the best she has great style in the delivery of each word that will take you to that place she was in when she wrote the tunes
if you want to know how good music and songwriting can be listen to this fantastic cd it will change the way you think about music i know when i first heard Tonya i was thinking her voise is a lot like Kasey Chambers and she is massive in Australia .i have tryed to get Tonya over here to Australia but got riped of by Grayeme Junee on the gold coast .
I believe that Tonyas CD is a great work if you get the chance have a listen
each tune is like the single classic album

tim mcgrath

Mark Hassing

Instant CLASSIC CD
I have not been so excited about discovering a new artist since first discovering Patty Griffin, Kasey Chambers, Talking Heads, U2, REM, Peter Gabriel, The Replacements and Jewel....to name a few.

You would swear that she is Kasey Chambers' sister, when you hear her voice.

As a music fan of 40 years, I have been able to predict certain artist's fame when they were up and coming...and I have not have this feeling since I first heard of REM's Murmur album coming out....

Some major label better grab her however I hope it's a company like ATO Records that has done a great job with Patty Griffin.

james davenport

tonya is the best
Tonya watts has real talent and soul. This has to be the best female singer out in music today.

Michael Brown

Great CD
This is the best CD I have heard in quite sometime. It has not left my CD player since it was opened. If you like Outlaw Country this is the first in what I believe will be many more from Tonya Watts. It is going to be interesting to see how she tops this one. It is well worth the time to sit and listen to what she is saying but there is a chance you will be hooked once you do.

LEE MORLEY

Handcuff My Soul
GREAT ALBUM
LOVE THE ATTITUDE