The Volunteer State of Tennessee is famous for its many artists such as Dolly Parton and for being the birthplace of Sun Records. One of the artists that have been around and deserves to be mentioned is Tonya Marie Faris. She is one of the few singers of today that records music with meaning.
Tonya Marie Faris started her musical career at the age five by writing songs and playing the guitar. She went on to appear on the same stage with one of the greatest musicians from her home state. The name of the musician was Jimmy Dickson. She accomplished this at the tender of fifteen.
During the decade of the 1980's, she was a household name in Knoxville, Tennessee as well as other areas within the eastern side of the state. Her performances have been before sell out crowds and her popularity grew. The publicity surrounding Tonya Marie Fairs lead her to appear in a CMT [Country Music Television] clip which was contest for songwriters.
In the year 1997, Tonya Marie Faris participated in a songwriting contest in which the judges were Randy Parton [Dolly Parton's Brother] and Stella Parton [Dolly Parton's sister]. She won the songwriting contest and continued her journey in the world of music. One of the songs that she wrote dealt with unconditional love.
Her song about unconditional love dealt with the need to be loved in spite of the defects. The song about unconditional love is needed at a time when people are accepting each other for what they are on the outside. She has also written other songs which have dealt with the issues of the day.
The role models of Tonya Marie Faris range from singers such as Elvis Presley, Janis Joplin, and Johnny Cash. She considered the music of these greats the greatest since they directed their verses to the world with the real unvarnished truth. She has also expressed admiration for the rock group Kansas as well as Bessie Smith and Big Mama Thornton.
The beauty of Tonya Marie Faris is that her music is real and down to earth at a time when both qualities seem to be pushed aside. She tells the truth in her music at a time when people do not want to hear it. The underwriter has heard her music and thinks that she deserves a ten out of ten for the beauty of her music as well as the verses.