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Chris Watts


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    Homecoming Show
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    The God's Own Truth
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    I Know What It Means
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    Life by the Gun
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“Without the darkness I doubt you’d see the stars,” says East Nashville songwriter Chris Watts.
From suffering a gunshot wound as a Louisiana National Guardsman on Hurricane Katrina duty to cutting his teeth at the raucous honky-tonks of Music City’s Broadway Ave., the Louisiana native has certainly seen both.
Watts incorporates this bent-but-not-broken ethos into his own brand of Deep South Americana music. Southern-fried in hardship and hope, Watts sets equal parts country, folk, and rock ‘n’ roll to the backdrop of the swampy Louisiana backroads he grew up on. The end result hits the palate like a cold mint julep on a sticky day: earthy, fun, and bittersweet.
His debut EP ‘The God’s Own Truth’ was named “Best of 2016” (The Revue). He will release the rock guitar-driven ‘American Kind,’ the first single from his debut full-length solo album, in early 2018. “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.” (No Depression).


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