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HOWARD Wins the Country Song Category in USA 2006 Independent Music Awards and
also has #1 Video Hit on Country Music
The Gold Coast
artist/songwriter has won the Country Song of the Year in the 5th Annual Independent Music Awards in the United
States with her song 'I Don't Want To Live Like That' from
her debut album 'Yesterday's Makeup' launched this year at the Tamworth Country
Music Festival. What a great win for Natalie. Martin Folkman,
Program Director of Music Resource Group said: "This year generated the largest
number of entries to date, making this deserved achievement that much more
"The Independent Music Awards draws entries
from artists and bands throughout the world who create, record and market music
without the benefit of access to major media channels, a restriction that places
special demands and challenges on these fine artists' abilities. Among the
program benefits IMA Winners receive is access to tools that can help them
market, manage, promote and build their
"Selected from thousands
of CDs and Electronic submissions, the winners of this year's IMAs represent a
vital source of inspiration and spirit for all who make and appreciate
The judging panel included a distinguished
group of artists and industry professionals - Norah Jones, Melissa Etheridge,
Joe Perry, Bill Wyman, George Clinton, Jonatha Brooke, Chris Thile, Paquito
D'Rivera, Sara Lee, Hubert Sumlin, Abby White, Alexandra Patsdavas, Robert
Goodale, Melinda Newman and Dan
The online Jukebox and
the full list of 2006 Independent Music Award winners are available on www.musiciansatlas.com
Natalie has had a very exciting year since the release of
her debut album 'Yesterday's Makeup'. The recent win of the Musicoz CMC
Best Country Artist Award in Wollongong on 1st December with her song 'I Can't', plus Top 10 nominations in
the Pop Category: her current video clip 'You Never Knew Me' hit #1 this week on the Country Music Channel
Top 20 Countdown Chart while 'The Long
Night' reached #1 in June this year: a runner-up award in the 2005
International Acoustic Music Awards with her song 'I Want To Get Out' as well as a win
and numerous finalist nominations in various songwriting awards.
Natalie has had 3 consecutive Country Track Top 15 Hits...
'I Don't Want To Live Like That', 'The
Long Night' and 'You Never Knew
Me'. Her new single 'Is It
Just Me' was released to radio last week (NFS#102 Track 1). Co-written by
Nashville writers Rob Crosby (Martina
McBride/Brooks & Dunn) and Craig Carp (Alan Jackson), this song asks the
question "Is it a one sided love affair?". This is modern country, mixed
with pop and rock styles. Request ‘Is It Just Me’ at your local radio
I want to wish everybody a wonderful, happy and safe Christmas Day weekend and i hope Santa is 'extra good' with all your pressies!!!! XXOO...I'll be having a white Christmas this year away from my family....so enjoy the warm summer sunshine down under folks!!
And a big THANKS to the fans, friends and family for taking the time out on this most awesome year for me....showing me all your support and encouragement and compliments and the sweet sweet fan mail i recieve and mostly for being such an important part of my musical adventures...i am so grateful.
Love and hugs to you and yours this Christmas, Nattie ;)
December 17th, 2005
”YOU NEVER KNEW ME” #1 on Country Music Channel!”
This week Natalie enjoys her second #1 on the Country Music Channels Top 20! This is Natalie's third video release off her debut CD 'Yesterday's Make-up'. THANKS to the fans, friends and family for taking the time to show your support and for requesting your little hearts out! To preview songs off the album please go to the Music page on this website. And to Request Natalie’s video clip YOU NEVER KNEW ME and others please go to: www.countrymusicchannel.com.au ...And tune in daily to the Country Music Channel for your favourite country music videos!!!
December 2nd, 2005
CONGRATULATIONS NATTIE! Natalie Howard wins ‘CMC Best Country Artist Award’ in the 2005 National MusicOz Awards!!
Natalie is over the moon with her big win at the Australian MusicOz Awards on Thursday night! Natalie currently in the States promoting her debut single ‘I Don’t Want to Live Like That’ released by Go Grrrl Records (Nashville) took out the ‘2005 CMC Best Country Artist Award’. Disappointed she couldn’t be there for the big event Natalie filmed her acceptance speech where she eloquently thanked her parents, the fans, her friends, family, and musical peers involved with the making of her debut project ‘Yesterday’s Make-Up’ and for all the support she has gained from Australian Country Radio, The Country Music Channel, and other media. Sponsors for the CMC Best Country Artist Award and prize package includes: The Country Music Channel, a Maton acoustic guitar through Turramurra Music, a production with Matt Fell [of Love Hz Studios], a distribution deal with ‘One Stop Distribution’, and performance times during the 2006 Telstra Tamworth Country Music Festival on the CMC stage outside ‘The Vault’ (Peel Street Tamworth). The 5th Annual Music Awards on Thursday 1st of December was an amazing display of unsigned Australian musical talent in a huge impressive live show at the WIN Entertainment Centre in Wollongong. The National Musicoz Awards is Australia's Premier Awards for Unsigned Artists and is dedicated to promoting independent Australian artists. Winners were selected by a panel consisting of top music industry professionals and all songs entered were judged on originality and strength of melody, lyrics, composition and performance. The Musicoz Awards will be broadcast on SBS Television on the 17th of December. To read more….go to http://www.musicoz.org/results/finalists05.html#country
November 15th, 2005
Nattie’s a Finalist in the Country category of the 2005 National MusicOz Awards!!
Natalie is a Top 5 finalist in the Country category in the 2005 National MusicOz Awards. The National Musicoz Awards is Australia's Premier Awards for Unsigned Artists and is dedicated to promoting independent Australian artists. The Winners (including the Top 5 of each category) will be announced on the 1st December at the Gala Event held at the WIN ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE, Wollongong, N.S.W. Winners are selected by a panel consisting of top music industry professionals and all songs entered are judged on originality and strength of melody, lyrics, composition and performance. Tickets to the 2005 National Musicoz Awards are on sale NOW. You can get them from Ticketek for $35 and if you buy 10 tickets you get 2 free. Doors open at 7pm. http://www.musicoz.org/results/finalists05.html
November 11th, 2005
”YOU NEVER KNEW ME” #6 on Country Music Channel!”
Thanks to all the wonderful requests Natalie’s current video clip YOU NEVER KNEW ME is sitting pretty at #6 on the Australian Country Music Channel this week. Can it go all the way to #1 Like the previous hit video clip 'The Long Night' duet with american hit singer/songwriter James Dean Hicks??? Maybe, keep those requests coming in pals! YOU NEVER KNEW ME is co-written by Natalie with Brian Dean Maher of the current radio and video smash hit 'You’re Like Coming Home' from the group LONESTAR...this catchy up-tempo New-grass tune can be previewed on the music page of this site. Filmed by the very awesome, fun and cool fellow Aussie and ‘Golden Guitar’ recipient Ross Wood. Check out Nattie’s video clips for yourself and many others produced by Ross Wood at www.countryclips.com under Videography on his website. And to Request Natalie’s video clip YOU NEVER KNEW ME please go to: www.countrymusicchannel.com.au ...And tune in daily to the Country Music Channel for all your ‘fave’ country music videos!!!
November 3rd, 2005
”YOU NEVER KNEW ME” moves up another 3 spots on Country Music Channel!”
Natalie’s current video YOU NEVER KNEW ME enjoys its fourth week in the Country Music Channels Top 20! This week charting in at #8! This is Natalie's third video release off her debut CD 'Yesterday's Make-up'. A BIG thank-you goes out to all Natalie’s great fans who request her videos and music on the Country Music Channel and on Radio!!! To preview songs off the album ‘YESTERDAY’S MAKE-UP’ please go to the Music page on this website. And to Request Natalie’s video clip YOU NEVER KNEW ME please go to: www.countrymusicchannel.com.au ...And tune in daily to the Country Music Channel for your favourite country music videos!!!
November 1st, 2005
The 2005 MusicOz Awards Top 10 Results are in….and our Nattie’s a winner!
Natalie is a finalist in both the Pop and Country music category’s in the 2005 MusicOz Awards with songs from her debut album Yesterday’s Make-up [available on The Merch Page of this site]. The Musicoz Awards is Australia's Premier Awards for Unsigned Artists and is open to all songwriters, bands, singers and musicians. Musicoz is dedicated to promoting independent Australian artists. Musicoz Winners will be exposed to the Australian music industry and in the running for: Prize packages include: Development Recording Package with Sony Music, Festival Music Publishing Opportunity, Management Representation by Michael Long, Perform Live on National Television, Studio Time, Professional Music Video, Industry Showcase, Live Touring, Recording Gear, Musical Instruments, Photo Shoot, Work with Australia's best Producers and Engineers, International Marketing Package , Cash and much more... Winners will be selected by a panel consisting of top music industry professionals. All songs entered are judged equally on originality and strength of melody, lyrics, composition and performance. The Top 5 finalists for each category will be released November 15th! We wish you all the best Nattie!!! To check it out; go to http://www.musicoz.org/results/finalists05.htm
October 24th, 2005
Nattie is a finalist in the US Independent Music Awards!
Nattie’s song “I Don’t Want To Live Like That” is a finalist in the 2006 Independent Music Awards held in the United States. Some of the Judges for the 2006 IMAs were major artists and industry exec’s: Norah Jones, Melissa Etheridge, Joe Perry [Aerosmith], Bill Wyman [The Rolling Stones], Abby White [Performing Songwriter Magazine], Robert Goodale [UltraStar Entertainment] and Melinda Newman [Billboard Magazine] to name a few. All IMA winners and finalists will be featured in the 2006 edition of the Musicians Atlas, read by music press, talent buyers, label executives, promoters and other industry decision makers. Unlike any other music industry contest or competition, The Independent Music Awards creates great opportunities for Indie artists, labels and releases. Co-sponsored by Borders Books & Music, winners of this year’s programme are promoted to more than 7 million music fans and industry professionals via print, radio and online promotions. CONGRATULATIONS!! We all wish Natalie the best! To preview the IMA nominated song now, just go to The Music Page.
October 23rd, 2005
”YOU NEVER KNEW ME” Shooting for Top 10 on Country Music Channel!”
Natalie’s current video YOU NEVER KNEW ME enjoys its third week in the Country Music Channels Top 20! This week charting in at #11! This is Natalie's third video release off her debut CD 'Yesterday's Make-up'. To preview songs off the album please go to the Music page on this web site. And to Request Natalie’s video clip YOU NEVER KNEW ME please go to: www.countrymusicchannel.com.au ...And tune in daily to the Country Music Channel for your favorite country music videos!!!
October 19th, 2005
”YOU NEVER KNEW ME” Goes Top 20 on CMR!”
Natalie’s current single YOU NEVER KNEW ME has hit the Top 20 coming in at #19 on Country Music Radio’s Country Tracks Top 30 Chart. Tune in to Nick Erby and the CMR Network this coming Sunday night to hear YOU NEVER KNEW ME! A big Thanks goes out to all the wonderful DJ’s across Australia and to all the awesome fans out there requesting up a storm! To Request Natalie’s video clip on CMC for YOU NEVER KNEW ME please go to: www.countrymusicchannel.com.au
October 9th, 2005
”YOU NEVER KNEW ME” Goes Top 20 on CMC!”
Natalie’s new video clip YOU NEVER KNEW ME has made the Top 20 on the Country Music Channel thanks to all the fantastic fans out there requesting up a storm!.... “Well don’t quit now!!! Keep the love coming guys ’n’ gals, and keep it country!! Hugs from Nattie J” To Request the new video clip YOU NEVER KNEW ME now Go to: www.countrymusicchannel.com.au
October 6th, 200
”30 Best Make-up and Break-up’ Video Clips on CMC!”
Natalie’s new video clip for YOU NEVER KNEW ME comes in at #14 on the ’30 Best Make-up and Break-up’ Video clips on Country Music Channel. The quotation attached to the video clip reads;….”Natalie could do a pop quiz for her boyfriends after a few months. What is my favorite colour?...What is my favorite food?...”….Very funny CMC, and probably true.…ha ha! Request the new video clip YOU NEVER KNEW ME now Go to: www.countrymusicchannel.com.au
October 4th, 2005
”YOU NEVER KNEW ME” enters Country Music Radio Chart!
Natalie’s new single, You Never Knew Me has entered the CMR Chart and sits at position #28 this week. THANKS to all the fans, friends and family for taking the time to show Natalie your support by requesting her songs and video clips Australia wide… But don’t stop now!!!! Ha ha! To Request the new video clip YOU NEVER KNEW ME now Go to: www.countrymusicchannel.com.au
September 22nd, 2005
Nat’s appearing at Mildura’s 9th Annual Country Music Festival!
Natalie will be performing songs from her debut album, ‘Yesterday’s Make-up’ everyday during the Mildura Country Music festival held in Victoria, Australia [September 23rd – October 2nd]. For touring schedule please go to Nat’s gig page on this site.
September 17 th, 2005
Nattie’s New Video “YOU NEVER KNEW ME” is out now!
Nat’s new single ”You Never Knew Me” is a quirky, tongue in cheek, upbeat acoustic driven toe-tapper that Natalie best describes it’s catchy style as ‘Newgrass’. This song is Natalie’s own interpretation of bluegrass country and shows her sense of humour and versatility as an artist and songwriter. Written by Natalie with Nashville songwriter Brian Maher [Lonestars current hit single ‘You’re Like Comin’ Home’]. The brand new video clip was filmed in Cornersville Tennessee by Aussie filmmaker Ross Wood. Check it out now on the Country Music Channel. To Request the new video clip YOU NEVER KNEW ME now Go to: www.countrymusicchannel.com.au
September 14 th, 2005
Nattie’s Heading Home!
Nattie’s been a busy girl spending the past couple of months, writing new material over in Nashville with some of her favourite collaborators. Once home she’ll be heading way down south to Mildura VICTORIA to perform during the annual Independent Country Music Festival and Awards Show at the end of the month. A finalist in the Rising Star female category 2004, Natalie will be performing everyday during the festival and will be performing the songs from her debut album ‘Yesterday’s Make-up’. For touring schedule please go to Nat’s gig page on this site.
August 27 th, 2005
2005 Tasmania and New Zealand Independent Artist Awards!
This very prestigious award is open to all Australian and New Zealand Independent Recording Artists. Natalie's album 'Yesterday's Makeup' is a Top 5 Finalist in the Album Award which is judged on suitability of material, production, vocals, commercial appeal and country content. Winner and runners-up will be announced at the Songwriters Awards Night on the 9th September at the Australian Italian Club, Launceston.
August 18 th , 2005
”30 Best Sexiest Women” on CMC!
Nattie‘s video ‘I Don’t Want to Live Like That’ has been included in CMC’s 30 BEST SEXIEST WOMEN, she comes in at #22. Other Aussie gals making it into the chart are Melinda Schneider, Kasey Chambers and Felicity. Tune in to The Country Music Channel to watch the countdown, go to www.countrymusicchannel.com.au to find out times and dates. Thanks to all the fans who voted for Nattie to be one of the 30 BEST SEXIEST WOMEN….woohoo!
August 5 th , 2005
Nattie on NU Country TV!
Nattie‘s video ‘I Don’t Want to Live Like That’ has been included in the next Episode of NU Country TV. The video shot by Ross Wood in Nashville at popular hangout ‘The Tin Roof’ will appear in episode #5 of series #4 of NU Country TV this Saturday – August 6 th at 8pm on Channel 31. Natalie will be featured along with video clips from The Greencards and Vince Gill. To find out more, follow this link: www.nucountry.com.au/articles/diary/previews2005/series4_2005/episode5.htm
August 2 nd , 2005
CMC Country 2005 – Double CD Set out August 8th!
Nattie’s duet with James Dean Hicks THE LONG NIGHT is featured on the forthcoming CMC Country 2005 double CD Set due for release August 8 th through all Sanity Music Stores! CMC Country returns in 2005 with 39 of the most popular tracks played on Country Music Channel (Australian cable channel on Austar and Foxtel Digital). CD 1 contains 21 favorites from Aussie artists including: Kasey Chambers, Keith Urban, Beccy Cole, Paul Kelly and our very own Natalie Howard with her hit duet sung with James Dean Hicks, THE LONG NIGHT!!! CD 2 showcases 18 hit tracks from the USA. To see an image and complete track listing of this product and the rest of the Sanity.com.au catalogue, visit; http://www.sanity.com.au/631813-3974
July 25 th, 2005
The New 98.9FM – For The Best Country…Interviews Nattie!
Nattie will be interviewed by Alec of 98.9FM in Brisbane this Thursday the 28 th July at 5.30pm. They began broadcasting the weekly 98.9FM Music Network Country Airplay Top20 three weeks ago and it is heard on 98.9FM BRISBANE and the NIRS (National Indigenous Network). Some of the major Radio Stations within that network that you can tune into to hear Natalie’s interview are 4KIG [Townsville]; 8KIN FM [Alice Springs]; 4US [Rockhampton]; and 4RR FM [Charleville]. You will also be able to hear Natalie being interviewed during The Music Network Country Airplay Top 20 this Saturday at 10am, and Sunday at 5pm, & Monday at 6pm….. so the dates to listen in are as follows: Saturday 30 th, Sunday 31 st, & Monday 1 st August.
July 16 th, 2005
Nattie’s making her next music video for CMC!
Hi everyone…thanks for being patient, I haven’t posted in a little while….but that’s because I’ve been a busy bee…I’m over in Nashville right now, writing new material, as always….and there always seems to be a lot to do in Nashville while I am here….but I am excited to say that I am about to shoot my next music video. Sometime next week, we [Ross Wood and I] are still tossing around the ideas, but we think we have the foundation all sorted….It will be for YOU NEVER KNEW ME [track 8 on Yesterday’s Make-up]….oh, and I have to say that I am so happy to know that THE LONG NIGHT is still gracing the airwaves and sticking in there on CMC!....I am so blessed…thanks y’all…..uh oh, I’m picking up that Nashville twang…look out!! And thanks to my new friends out there who write me, and tell me about yourselves - you are so sweet…keep in touch….ciao for now!!......luv Nattie ;) [To listen to a sample of ‘You Never Knew Me’ please go to the Music page on this site.]
July 6 th, 2005
Watch out for Nattie on NU Country!
Nattie’s video clip with James Dean Hicks ‘The Long Night’ has been included in NU Country TV – Episode 1 – Series 4 and there is a great ‘write up’ in Dave’s Diary about Natalie. Follow the links below to read more.
Channel 31 – is based in Melbourne and can be viewed about 100 kilometers south to Gippsland, Phillip Island, Geelong and Bellarine Penninsula and north to Mt. Macedon and Kilmore. It has a regular viewer audience of about 100, 000 for its music shows. They screen at 8pm on Saturday and are repeated Sunday, Monday and Fridays. To find out more go to; http://www.nucountry.com.au or try these direct links; http://www.nucountry.com.au/articles/davesdiary.htm or; http://www.nucountry.com.au/articles/diary/july2005/050705_nataliehoward.htm And this one which includes Keith Urban http://www.nucountry.com.au/articles/diary/previews2005/series4_2005/episode1.htm
June 17 th, 2005
Nattie’s #1 on CMC this week!
Nattie has cause for celebration this week! It’s her first #1 chart position. Pop the cork, and pour the champagne!!! It’s party time!! ‘The Long Night’ video duet with artist/songwriter James Dean Hicks has been present in the Country Music Channels Top 20 chart for 6 weeks. ‘The Long Night’ enjoyed 5 weeks on the Country Music’s Top 15 Most Played chart collated from Radio play lists across Australia, and charted high on Mildura’s HOT FM Top 100 chart [#2], and CMR’s Country Tracks Top 30 [#13]. To request “The Long Night” video clip go to: www.countrymusicchannel.com.au/requests.asp
THANKS to the fans, friends and family for taking the time to show me your support and for being a part of my adventures! Love and hugs to you and yours, Nattie ;)
June 11 th, 2005
”THE LONG NIGHT” #2 on CMC this week!
’The Long Night’ video duet with James Dean Hicks #2 this week!!!! I do have to thank a lot of people who have been diligently supportive of me. Firstly my family, of course, and my pals, and my crazy cool fans, a “God Love Yah Thank-You” goes out to the local community especially you guys and gals from Highland Park and Nerang!!! I cracked-up laughing when I saw you guys made it into the Top 20 Countdown with me! Good on ya for getting yourselves the recognition! Ha ha! #1 Here we come!!!! Cross those fingers folks! To request “The Long Night” go to: www.countrymusicchannel.com.au/requests.asp
June 4 th, 2005
”THE LONG NIGHT” jumps to #3 on CMC this week!
’The Long Night’ video duet with James Dean Hicks jumps 8 positions this week to number #3! Wow! This is so awesome! Thanks again to all the wonderful country music fans out there supporting my music and going out of their way to request my video clips. I can’t thank you enough. You guys are truly the greatest! ….But hey don’t stop now!! Ha! Keep that love coming! Much love…..Nattie ;) To request “The Long Night” go to: www.countrymusicchannel.com.au/requests.asp
May 27 th, 2005
”THE LONG NIGHT” Climbs another 2 spots on CMC this week!
’The Long Night’ video duet with James Dean Hicks jumps another 2 positions this week to number #11! That’s so awesome, we are so close to slipping into the Top 10!!!! A big huge thanks to all my pals [fans] requesting my video, and a lot of you inform me that you try to do it everyday…you guys are the best! Top 10 Top 10 Top 10 Top 10….here we come…I hope xo Nattie ;) To request “The Long Night” go to: www.countrymusicchannel.com.au/requests.asp
May 20 th, 2005
”THE LONG NIGHT” Climbs 5 spots on CMC!
The follow up video clip to “I Don’t Want To Live Like That”….’The Long Night’ duet with James Dean Hicks jumps 5 positions this week to number #13…..Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaah I am so excited!!! Keep those requests coming in….thank-you so much to all those who take the time to request country music videos on CMC…. “The Long Night” is a special song and I want to thank Ross Wood again….thank-you Rosco!! And Thank-you Jedd [Hughes] for hooking me up with your good pals Tommy Lee James and Terry McBride, I thoroughly loved writing with them on this piece…Hugs Nattie ;)
To request “The Long Night” go to: www.countrymusicchannel.com.au/requests.asp
May 14 th, 2005
”THE LONG NIGHT” Hits Top 20 on CMC!
The follow up video clip to “I Don’t Want To Live Like That”….’The Long Night’ duet with James Dean Hicks jumps into the Top 20 this week sitting at #18. Requests are so important, they are used to determine how often CMC plays a clip and directly influence the order of the CMC Top 20 Countdown. If you request a song, you could see your name on the request show “My Country” every day from 2pm – 4pm. A huge big thank-you to all the fans and friends out there requesting my videos. Keep ’em coming in guys! Click on the CMC logo above to go to the request page now and select “The Long Night”!
May 6 th, 2005
The 25th Australian National Songwriting Contest RESULTS for 2005!
Natalie’s song ‘Intoxicated’ co written by Natalie with Rick Price and Rod McCormack, and featured on Natalie’s album “Yesterday’s Make-up”, is one of the Top 10 Finalists in the CONTEMPORARY BALLAD category in the 25th Australian National Songwriting Contest. The Awards ceremony will be held June 2nd at Wests Ashfield, Sydney. All Top 10 Finalists who are in attendance will be called up for recognition on stage in front of an audience including many music industry representatives, celebrities and songwriters. To listen to a sample of Nat’s song ‘Intoxicated’ please go to the Music Page on this web site.
To view the complete listing of the 2005 Finalists go to; www.asai.org.au
May 5th, 2005
YESTERDAY’S MAKE-UP available in stores NOW!
Yep you can walk in and get “Yesterday’s Make-up” now at HMV, Sanity, JB Hi Fi’s, Borders Book Stores, and popular independent country music stores. But naturally you can still order it online right here! Ask for Nattie to autograph it for you!
May 4th, 2005
Adam Brands new video shoot!
Hey ev’ryone! I got to help out Adam and ev’ryone involved in making his next new video clip! How cool and lucky am I, ha ha….Naturally I can not give away all his secrets, but I think I CAN tell you that it’s gonna be a fantastic clip! So be looking out for that one really soon on CMC. Adam and the crew filmed at a few different locations, in the Gold Coast areas, Springbrook and beautiful Byron Bay. I got to do some important jobs during his shoot, I got to be umbrella holder, music playback-er, chauffeur, errand shopper, and even a stand in for Adam while he was off getting his powder done [not that he needed that really! But hey he deserves the full star treatment don’t you think!] Well I had a blast, so thanks Adam, Ross, Graham, Lisa and Ange!
April 27th, 2005
“The Long Night” Top 20
The follow up single to “I Don’t Want To Live Like That”….’The Long Night’ duet with James Dean Hicks jumps three spots from #16 to #13 this week on the Country Tracks Charts! A huge big thank-you to all the DJ’s who are playing ‘The Long Night’, and to all the fans for requesting!
April 12th, 2005
“The Long Night” Video to Debut on CMC
The follow up video to “I Don’t Want To Live Like That”….’The Long Night’ duet with James Dean Hicks will air this month.
Go to http://www.countrymusicchannel.com.au/requests.asp to request it now!
April 9th, 2005
“Yesterday’s Make-up” Album of the Week
Natalie’s album ‘Yesterday’s Make-up’ will be album of the week…Tune in tonight to CMR [Country Music Radio] and listen to Nick Erby interview Nat during the Coffee Break! Find out why Nat named her album ‘Yesterday’s Make-up’, how she got started in the music business and hear her stories about song writing here and overseas in Nashville, and where she gets her inspiration and what’s around the corner! Also there will be CD prize packs to give away!
April 8th, 2005
“The Long Night” most played country song!
Natalie’s duet with James Dean Hicks ‘The Long Night’ [NfS 93] jumped up 4 spots to #11 for the most airplay down under on radio in Country Music this week! A big thanks to all the DJ’s out there who keep Nattie’s songs spinning, and of course to everyone who requests her music!
March 19th-20th, 2005
OPAL FM Benefit Concert in Lightning Ridge
Natalie will be performing songs off her new album ‘Yesterday’s Make-up’ to country music followers in Lightning Ridge. Natalie will be joined on stage by James Dean Hicks who is visiting Australia to promote their duet ‘The Long Night’.
The benefit concert put together by the A.C.M.L.A. (Australian Country Music Listeners Association) organisers Smoky and Paula Sheldrick with the assistance of country music performer Matt Frost hope to raise much needed funds to keep the community radio station OPAL FM on the airwaves. Special guest Barbara Morrison of 2SER Sydney will co-host the event along with Smoky Sheldrick.
March 8th-11th, 2005
Queensland Radio Tour
Natalie will be travelling up the east coast of Queensland performing songs off her debut album ‘Yesterday’s Make-up’. Live in studio interviews with radio announcers Angelo DiCarlo from 4CRM Mackay, Boaty from 4TTT Townsville, Glenn Mintern from 4TO FM Townsville, John Nutting of the ABC Network Townsville, Sebastian from Coast FM 101.9 Cairns, Paul James’ Breakfast Show 4ZR Innisfail, and Ted Annand from 88.7 KIK FM Mareeba, Cairns.
February 23rd, 2005
“The Long Night” Video Shoot with Ross Wood
Final shooting took place today on the beautiful beaches at Coogee in Sydney. ‘The Long Night’ is scheduled to air on The Country Music Channel in April.
February 12th, 2005
‘I Don’t Want to Live Like That’ Chart Success!
Nattie’s single ‘I Don’t Want to Live Like That’ rocked all the way to #4 on the MILDURA’S HOT FM TOP 100 Country Hits Chart! Wahoo!!! Thanks Mildura!
January 31st, 2005
‘I Want To Get Out’ Wins Runner-up in International Acoustic Music Awards
Natalie has won a runner-up award in the Bluegrass/Country category in the IAMA (International Acoustic Music Awards) with her song ‘I Want to Get Out’ [acoustic version] available from her debut single release ‘Love You Anyway’. ‘I Want to Get Out’ is a moving song with universal appeal co-written with New Orleans singer/songwriter Jim McCormick. It’s constructed with emotional imagery expressing the discontent someone feels when they are involved in an unhealthy relationship.
Winners were chosen by a Blue Ribbon Judging Committee comprised of music industry professionals including A&R managers from Record Labels, Publishers, and Producers. Entries were judged equally on music, performance, production, originality, lyrics, melody and composition. All first prizes and runner-up winners will receive a track on IAMA compilation CD which goes out to radio stations.
To listen to ‘I Want to Get Out’ please go to the music page.
“Yesterday’s Make-up” CD Launch and the Tamworth Country Music Festival
Natalie’s official launch will be held during the Australian Country Music Peoples Choice Awards during the Tamworth Country Music Festival on Thursday the 21st of January. Natalie will also be appearing on the Music Oz Stage, Golden Guitar songwriters series, so check your local listings!