Upfront

Sep
2009

Eye Sing the Songs Too

This contribution is from one of our most responsive readers, Jay Minkin from CO-OP Optical Eye Care Center in Stow, Ohio.
—James J. Spina

Based in Nashville, Tonya Watts can usually be seen wearing her signature shades of choice, a pair of Ray-Ban pink gradient drill mount Aviators. A former model and Hollywood double for Pamela Anderson, Watts wears her heart on her sleeve with songs about the hard life.

Watts’ new release Handcuff My Soul includes the song “Bi-Polar” currently getting Sirius/XM airplay on the Outlaw Country channel. Five years ago, Watts was sleeping on an inflatable mattress in an empty apartment. She never forgot the her experience with Nashville’s homeless and created the B-Love Foundation, which collects new socks and passes them out weekly to homeless men and women. Next year, Watts will be seen performing her song “Alabama Crimson” in the upcoming movie Provinces of Night starring Val Kilmer, Hilary Duff, Kris Kristofferson and Dwight Yoakam.

A true indie artist, you can sample music and purchase a CD from www.myspace.com/tonyawattsmusic. If you tell T. Watts you read about her in 20/20 she’ll be happy to autograph one for you.            
   
—Jay Minkin

 

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