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Watts sings in the title track “I may never be Bob Dylan,” but he has a knack for melody, lyrics and truth that shows promise as an artist coming into his own.
Chris’ songwriting is so personal and engulfing that it’s almost impossible to not find yourself entrenched in his storytelling right from the first listen. With a voice that is so natural and believable, anything that he sings will be eternally his
Sounds like the jukebox in a smoky pool hall on the wrong side of Nashville in 1974. It’s a hard-living, swaggering and bent-but-not-broken sound taken from equal parts Texas Outlaws and Neo-Traditionalists. This is the sound we’ve been missing.
The grittier side of Americana music has it getting into broken homes and heavy topics that puzzle-piece southern culture. Louisiana musician Chris Watts has the constitution, however, to handle such a harsh diet of topics while balancing the good with the bad, singing about life and its many experiences.
Written, produced and recorded at East Nashville’s Best Friend Studio with engineer Stephen Allbritton, the five track collection exploring small town life, addiction and life on the road can best be described as honest American roots music; music in the same vein as singer-songwriters such as Rodney Crowell, Chris Knight and contemporary Ward Davis.
Chris Watts is a rising star in country music.