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Keep up to date with Nattie's News and her personal installments below


15th April, 2011
Hit Single features in ABC's 'The Ultimate HEARTLAND Country Collection'
Natalie's hit single 'You Never Knew Me' was selected as one of the tracks in 'The Ultimate Heartland Country Collection' just released by ABC Music.
Video clip of this popular song was a #1 hit on Australia's Country Music Channel (CMC) Top 30 Countdown.
This 4 CD Set features Australia's finest and most recognised bush ballads, traditional compositions and showcases an array of top Australian artists.
Please visit www.abc.net.au

26th August, 2010
Natalie HOWARD's SONGS available at iTUNES!!
Natalie's award winning songs from her highly successful 13 track debut album 'Yesterday's Makeup' are available for download at iTunes.
To purchase individual songs or the complete album please visit www.itunes.com


22nd June, 2009

Natalie Top 4 Finalist in International 'We Are Listening' Singer/Songwriter Awards!!
Another Round of the 'We Are Listening' Singer/Songwriter Awards has come to a close and the judges have selected a winner.
Natalie has been advised that this round was their closest final ever and that her song 'I Want To Get Out', co-written with Nashville songwriter, Jim McCormick, was a hit with the judges but had missed out on the winners spot by only one vote...more


16th April, 2009
Fans voted Natalie's song into UNISONG'S Top 10 PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD Winners!
Thanks to Natalie's fans her winning song 'Paint Me Blue' was voted into the No.7 spot......more


1st April,09
VOTE for Natalie's SONG in Unisong's PEOPLE's CHOICE AWARD!!.
Voting is now open in the People's Choice Award of the 12th Annual Unisong International Songwriting Contest.
As a Second Place Winner in the Country Category with her song 'PAINT ME BLUE', Natalie is eligible to win the People's Choice Award.
Fans can vote DAILY (up to the 14th April) for their favourite song and can vote up to 3 times a day.
The People's Choice Award winner will be announced on 15th April '09.
To VOTE for Natalie and 'Paint Me Blue' please visit www.unisong.com and click onto 'People's Choice Award Voting has Begun'.


15th March, 2009
Natalie's a Winner in UNISONG International Songwriting Contest!!
Nashville based talented writer, Natalie Howard, is proud to have been recognized by her peers in the 12th Annual Unisong International Songwriting Contest. This US based contest was created for songwriters....by songwriters and has been going strong since 1997. Past judges have included such hit writers as Diane Warren and Desmond Child...........more

5th March, 2009

International Songwriting Competition announces its 2008 Finalists & Semi-Finalists!!
The ISC Finalists & Semi-Finalists have been announced and Natalie has been named in 2 categories.  Congratulations to all Finalists & Semi-Finalists.......It's All About The Song!!. .........more


3rd February, 2009
Natalie Howard US correspondent for HEATWAVE COUNTRY!!
Natalie has been selected as the US correspondent for the new radio show 'Heatwave Country'.  Her first report will be aired on KIX Country Network(Australia) this Friday 6th February at 4 p.m. Q'ld time......... more


15th January, 2009
Natalie is the US correspondent for the new HEATWAVE COUNTRY Radio Show!!!
Natalie has been selected as the US correspondent for the new HEATWAVE COUNTRY radio broadcast across Australia. She will be bringing listeners the latest news on the American Country Music scene.......more


25th July, 2008
Aussie News.....
Natalie's songs in Australian Songwriting Contest 2008.

Natalie has three new songs 'Nothing's Changed', 'I've Been Broken', and 'Paint Me Blue' shortlisted in the open genre 'International' category of the 2008 Australian Songwriting Contest. These recently recorded tracks have progressed to the second round of judging. The Top 10 finalists will be announced on the 14th August.
The ASA's annual Australian Songwriting Contest is highly respected and extremely prestigious and is the largest competition in the country, providing great prizes and industry exposure to all finalists. It is Australia's longest running national songwriting contest for professional and amateur songwriters. The Gala National Awards Night will be held in Sydney on the 28th August. For information please visit www.asai.org.au ..........more


24th July, 2008
Natalie HOWARD in 2008 Singer/Songwriter Awards.
Natalie is a Finalist, once again, in the international song contest - The Singer/Songwriter Awards.
The Singer/Songwriter Awards caters to all genre of music and draws artists in every musical genre from all over the world - signed or unsigned ... more


10th April, 2008
Natalie HOWARD Wins Third Place in ISC (International Songwriting Competition)
This Nashville based talented writer and performer has been recognized by one of the world's most prestigious songwriting competitions the International Songwriting Commpetition. Her Australian home is at the Gold Coast, Queensland.
Natalie's song 'Paint Me Blue', co-written with James Dean Hicks, has won Third Place in the 'Country' category and gained an Honorable Mention in the 'Performance' category.
Another song 'Emotional Day' was nominated as a Semi-Finalist in the 'Country' category........more


4th February, 2008
Natalie's a Double ISC Finalist.!
The finalists in the 2007 International Songwriting Competition have been announced and Nashville based artist/songwriter Natalie Howard has been nominated with 'Paint Me Blue' in the 'Country' and 'Performance' categories. Another song 'Emotional Day' was a semi-finalist......more


28th January 2008
Natalie HOWARD performs at “The Australian” in New York for Australia Day!
The Australian' located on 20 West 38th Street was packed with Australians celebrating Australia Day. Natalie took the stage mixing it up with some of her songs old and new. Also covering tunes by her favourite Aussie acts; Olivia Newton-John, Natalie Imbruglia and Keith Urban to name a few and enjoyed the crowds full participation during her rendition of 'I Still Call Australia Home'. Natalie enlisted the accompaniment of Brooklyn based guitarist singer songwriter Caleb Hawley. She was followed by Matt Ellis, originally of Sydney, who flew in from Los Angeles. Aussies living in New York celebrated in true blue Aussie style with authentic Australian music, food and drinks all day long and well into the next morning....more



7th November, 2007
'07Aussie News....
Songwriting Success for Natalie HOWARD with 2007 MUSICOZ Awards.
Natalie is pleased to announce that she is a co-writer on the moving 'country' ballad 'Some Things Never Get Old' which is a Top 5 Finalist in the 2007 Australian National Musicoz Awards open genre 'International' category.......more.


25th October 2007
Aussie News......
Natalie HOWARD named Top 10 Finalist in MUSICOZ AWARDS.
The Top 10 Finalists for the 2007 National Musicoz Awards have just been released and Nashville based artist/songwriter Natalie Howard has been named in the 'Country' Category.  She won the Musicoz CMC Best Country Artist Award in 2005 with 'I Can't' from her debut album 'Yesterday's Makeup' and USA 'self-titled' release.  Natalie is proud to be included once again amongst Australia's best independent artists with a song from her upcoming sophomore album.........more 


2nd October, 2007
Aussie News....
VOTE for Natalie in the Australian Country Music 'PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS''!!.
is now open in the 2008 Australian Country Music People's Choice Awards.  Australians can VOTE for Natalie in the Best Female Vocal, Best Song 'Is It Just Me', Best Album 'Yesterday's Makeup', and 'Most Promising Future Star' Categories.
The People's Choice Awards are determined by the people....you - the fans of country music.
To VOTE online please visit
 www.peopleschoiceawards.com.au/lost/votingform.html    All votes must be received by 5 p.m. October 31, 2007 (Australian Eastern Summer Time) ........more


1st October 2007
'I WANT TO GET OUT' No.2 on The Australian Indie Radio Charts!!
This track received high scores and was nominated as a Finalist in the 'Pop' Category of the 2007 UK Songwriting Contest and last week was #2 on the 'Aussie Top 10' of The Australian Indie Radio Charts on ZFM Countrywide. An Acoustic verson of 'I Want To Get Out' won a Runner-Up Award in an IAMA(International Acoustic Music Award.)  It was co-written with Nashville songwriter Jim McCormick.......more.


28th August, 2007
Tyrone NOONAN performs "Because of You" on Billboard.com.
The good people at Billboard.com got TYRONE NOONAN into their studios in NY a little while ago for a performance and interview for their highly regarded "Billboard Underground" series.
The song he performed is "Because of You" which he co-wrote with Natalie Howard and Chas Sandford.........more


16th August, 2007
Aussie News....!
VOTE for Natalie in the 2007 MUSICOZ National PEOPLE'S CHOICE Award.
To VOTE for Natalie, SMS her code nata and then a brief reason why you think Natalie should win (in 10 words or less) to 19708000 to register your vote.
The most creative answer will win a Maton Electric Guitar at $1500. The artist with the most votes will win the People's Choice National Musicoz Award for 2007.  Voting is reflected in the Musicoz Top 10 Charts.
CLICK HERE to VOTE for Natalie and to hear her songs.     MORE....


15th August, 2007
UK SONGWRITING Success for Natalie!!
Songs from Natalie's highly successful albums 'Yesterday's Makeup' and USA and Canadian 'self-titled' release have achieved high placings in the UK SONGWRITING CONTEST 2007.....more.


7th August, 2007
Aussie News....!
Natalie on NU COUNTRY TV this weekend.!!
Natalie is featured alongside country stars Martina McBride, Lonestar and fellow Queenslander James Blundell on Nu Country TV at 8 p.m. this Saturday August 11th on C31 .......more 


25th July, 2007
Aussie News....!
Natalie TOP 10 Finalist in The 27th Australian Songwriting Contest 2007!!!
Ozstar Music is proud to announce that Natalie is a Top 10 Finalist in the 'International' Category of The 27th Australian National Songwriting Contest 2007.  This new 'open genre' International Category was available to citizens from any country of the world including Australians.....more


3rd July, 2007
TOP 5 hit for Natalie in the US!!
Natalie's Award Winning Song 'I Don't Want To Live Like That' has hit #5 on The Independent Music Network (Los Angeles/New York) 'Country Top 30 Countdown' this week (Tuesday 3rd to Monday 9th July) after receiving strong support overseas and been nominated as a 'HOT' track for several weeks....more


26th June, 2007
Natalie's Award Winning Song is #7 this week in the US!!
'I Don't Want To Live Like That' reached the #7 spot this week (Tuesday 26th June to Monday 2nd July) on The  Independent Music Network (Los Angeles-New York) Country Top 30 Countdown Chart.  It has, once again, been nominated as a 'HOT' track....more


1st June, 2007
More Success for 'I Don't Want To Live Like That' !!.
CONGRATULATIONS Natalie !! You are a Finalist in the 2007 Singer/Songwriter Awards, a Songwriting Contest for Performing Music Artists. 'I Don't Want To Live Like That' co-written with Nashville hit songwriter James Dean Hicks, made the Top 4 songs of Round 2.. more


5th May, 2007
'Intoxicated' #7 on ILR 'World Indie Top 40' Countdown!!!
This track was a Top 10 Finalist in the 'Contemporary Ballad' category of the 25th Australian National Songwriting Contest and has been voted into the #7 spot on Ison's Live Radio International Network 'World Indie Top 40' Countdown.....more

Natalie Howard

1st May, 2007
Top 10 for Natalie on The Independent Music Network Chart in the US!!!!
Congratulations Natalie!!!    'I Don't Want To Live Like That'
is #10 this week on The Independent Music Network 'Country Top 30 Countdown' (Tuesday 1st to Monday 7th May).......more 

2 Horses

25th April, 2007
Natalie's CMR Nashville interview rescheduled !!!
Natalie's interview with CMR Nashville has been rescheduled and will now feature on "Australian Showcase' on Thursday 10th May between 12 noon and 2 p.m. (UK time) and repeated on Sunday 13th between 6 a.m. to 8 a.m.(UK time). She will be chatting with well known Australian DJ Daryl Kirkup during the segment 'Around the Campfire.'.....more


24th April, 2007
'I Don't Want To Live Like That' a 'HOT' track on The Independent Music Network Chart in the US!!!
Natalie has seen her song nominated as a 'hot track' again on The Independent Music Network 'Country Top 30 Countdown' (Tuesday 24th to Monday 30th April.).......more


21st April, 2007
Congratulations Natalie - 'I Can't' is still #1!!!!
Natalie's highly successful ballad 'I Can't' is in its' third week in the #1 spot on Z Country Top 10 after 10 weeks on the chart.....more

2 Horses

19th April, 2007

Listen to Natalie featured on CMR Nashville!!
Natalie's interview with CMR Nashville will be featured on 'Australian Showcase'.  She will be chatting with well known Australian DJ Daryl Kirkup during the segment "Around the Campfire'....more

How to see and meet

16th April, 2007
See Natalie NOW in the 'Handbook for Country Music Fans'!!!
Are you a country music fan who would like to:   Get front row seats at concerts? Get backstage and meet your favourite Country Music star?... more  

Natalie Howard

8th April, 2007
Natalie's song a 'HOT' track on The Independent Music Network Chart in the US!!!
This week 'I Don't Want To Live Like That' is a 'HOT' track on The Independent Music Network 'Country Top 30 Countdown' jumping from #31 to #13......   more


6th April, 2007
Congratulations Natalie - 'I Can't is #1 !!
The song with which Natalie won the Musicoz CMC Best Country Artist Award in Australia has reached the #1 spot on The Z Country Top 10 . The Musicoz Awards is Australia's Premier Award for Independent Artists. ..more


23rd March, 2007

' 'I Can't' on ZFM Country Top 10 !'
Natalie's Musicoz CMC Best Country Artist Award Winning Song 'I Can't' is this week #4 on The Z Country Top 10 after 4 weeks on the chart... more.


22nd January, 2007
Aussie News.....

'The Long Night' video clip in Top 10 on CMC's new '30 BEST' Series!!!

Natalie's video clip with James Dean Hicks 'The Long Night' is airing NOW in the '30 BEST Ross Wood Clips' on The Country Music Channel....more


13th January, 2007
'I Can't' Top 10!!
Natalie's Australian single 'I Can't' has entered the coveted Top 10 of Kix Hot Country Top 20 Countdown coming in this week at #8....more


8th January, 2007

Extra songs NOW added to London's Hot n Gold!!!!

Since the release of Natalie's US 2006 IMA Country Song of the Year winning track 'I Don't Want To Live Like That' on London's Hot n Gold internet radio, 3 more tracks have been added from her excellent album 'Yesterday's Makeup' and USA and Canadian self-titled release....more


6th January, 2007
Aussie News.....

'I Can't' Chart Success!!

Natalie's Musicoz CMC Best Country Artist Award Winning Song 'I Can't' has entered the Top 20 of the Australian Top 100 Country Hits coming in this week at #17... more

Photo taken by Joe Hardwick.