Shay Watson

Shay Watson

 Nashville, Tennessee, USA
BandPopSinger/Songwriter

Singer/Songwriter/Producer, who has worked in various musical genres. Has traveled performing around 150 shows per year w/band and as a solo artist. Music has been recorded by a variety of artist and has been featured on TV and radio. Influences include: Sting, Peter Gabriel, Billy Joel

Biography

Shay Watson has written songs for bands and solo artists in various genres. Artists include: Grammy Winning DC Talk's (and Newsboys)'s Michael Tait, Word Recording Artists and Dove Award winners-The Sidewalk Prophets, Fox Sports, Grammy Nominees-Sonicflood, Watson & Nash, Latin Rock group Malaywa Soul, and James Clay amongst others.

Shay has shared the playbill and worked with a number of artists in various capacities. Artists include: DC Talk's Michael Tait, Switchfoot's Jon Foreman, Sonicflood, Curb recording artists-Selah, Sony recording artist- Gretchen Wilson, Charlie Daniels, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Sparrow recording artists-The Elms, Platinum selling artist Tammy Cochran, Lyric Street Recording Artists-Callico Trail, Curb recording artist-Deborah Allen, T. Graham Brown, Tanya Tucker, Derek Webb, Sandra McCracken, Ronnie McDowell, Billy Joe Royal, The Jordanaires, Holly Dunn, The Ladds, Anti-Records recording artist-Jolie Holland and many others.

Shay has had a number of songs cut and singled to radio by various artists in the United States and overseas, carving out a place for himself in the global music community as a songwriter, artist and producer.

In addition to his musical activities Shay is working on a historical fiction novel and is actively involved in child advocacy. He is an artist/spokesman for Mission of Mercy, a Christian relief organization that helps find sponsors for poverty stricken children in underprivileged areas of the world. Shay is also involved with the Lust Free Living organization.

Influences include: Sting, Billy Joel, Elton John, Peter Gabriel, Crowded House, Tom Waits, Jackson Browne, Men At Work and more recently, Cee Lo Green, Michael Buble, Maroon 5, Cold Play, Train

Discography

Anyway (circa 2000)-LP Contained single 'Carry Me' to radio

Ten Mile Drive (2003)-LP Contained single 'Hit Me'

Farewell To Boxington (2007)-LP

She Wants To Be Loved (2008)-Single

Mile Markers (Watson & Nash) (2009)-Contained 'Bring It On' singled to radio and lisc. for NFL/Fox Sports

See www.shaywatson.com for current releases.