T.J. Watson was born and raised in the Nashville music scene. T.J. is the son of the fiddle player Tim Watson, so music is in his blood. Whether he’s at the lake, the farm, or the mountains, T.J. is surrounded by true country. He drove a John Deere before he was big enough to weigh the seat down. He rode a dirt bike as soon as the training wheels came off his bicycle. He sang his first session when he was only two years old, and he’s been hooked ever since.
T.J. has performed all around the country – from Texas to Florida and everywhere in between. His life changed when Kid Rock moved in next door to his family's farm in North Nashville. T.J. recently played the Chillin' The Most Cruise to Jamaica with Kid Rock and played the Kid Rock Fish Fry at Fontanel. He also toured over the summer with Nashville recording artist John Crabtree. Of course, T.J. never misses a chance to play with his fiddle-playing father, who taught him nearly everything he knows. Together, T.J. was also able to play the Tootsie's Birthday Bash block party in Nashville.
T.J. has played and sang in numerous places in Nashville, including Broadway, the Nashville Palace, the General Jackson Showboat, the Opryland Hotel, and the Country Music Hall of Fame. He has also been blessed to play on 650AM WSM. T.J. does session work, which has included harmonica for Robert James, Kid Rock’s son. He’s also performed and recorded the vocals in several Lifeway music videos. Some more artists that T.J. has done shows with, opened, or closed for include Montgomery Gentry, Love and Theft, Jon Pardi, Randy Houser, Joe Diffie, Darryl Worley, The Oak Ridge Boys, Ricky Skaggs & The Whites, Leona Williams, Stella Parton, Jeannie Seely, Chris Golden, John Stone, Jimmy Fortune, and OneRepublic.
T.J. is a Music Business major at Belmont University, where he has achieved Deans List recognition multiple times. Since Belmont is in Nashville on historic Music Row, he is able to go to school and have a career in music at the same time.