Tonya Mitchell
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Tonya Mitchell

Lexington, TN | Established. Jan 01, 1999

Lexington, TN
Established on Jan, 1999
Solo Pop Country


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The best kept secret in music


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Still working on that hot first release.


Feeling a bit camera shy


Mitchell was born in Madisonville, Kentucky to "Cowboy" Louie and Paulette Mitchell.

Mitchell grew up in Huron, Tennessee, a small town just north east of Memphis. In 1998, Mitchell was performing country music at a regional benefit for St. Jude's Hospital when Bill Bomar, Justin Timberlake's grandfather, heard the young teen sing. Excited by her voice, Bomar approached Mitchell and told her that Timberlake was his grandson and that he could help her break into the music industry.

Mitchell did not think much about this, but later it led to her signing with Timberlake's management company, JustinTime Entertainment, and being managed by Timberlake's mother, Lynn Harless. Mitchell was later signed to Universal Records and entered the studio to record her twelve-song debut album.

“I Represent”

On February 27, 2001, a few weeks after recording her album, Mitchell's first single, "Broken Promises", hit the radio stations. Tonya was on the top 40 countdowns for Casey Kasem and Rick Dees. For reference: At ARC Weekly Top 40 Tonya was at #20! At American Top 40 with Casey Kasem Tonya was at #29! At Rick Dees Weekly Top 40 Tonya was at #34!

The song reached #36 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Mitchell released her debut solo album, "I Represent", on April 10, 2001.

In 2001, Mitchell was asked to be one of the opening acts for the NSYNC Pop Odyssey Tour. This helped her career as she began making appearances at venues and performing in front of large audiences. Mitchell shared the stage with acts that included NellyBoyz II MenLil RomeoDream and Tyrese.

After the tour ended, Mitchell performed at various radio shows throughout the United States, including a performance at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Many claim Tonya retired but she welcomed a second daughter Reveille in 2015, and while a difficult road since opening up for NSYNC, she has continued to sing, model even star in some commercials and TV shows such as Nashville and made a cameo appearance in the movie Longshot with other celebrities.

Now, Tonya is coming back on the scene by mixing pop and country and getting her name back out there. New music and photography coming real soon! 

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