Raised by her truck driver father, a KB drinkin', camel smokin' man with the charm of Burt Reynolds, he would sing along to classics by Willie Nelson while Natalie lay in the sleeper cab of his prime mover – and that's where her love of country music began. It's hard to believe that Natalie has been singing for just three years, but after realising at 34 that she had more to offer than just words on a page, she has travelled all over the country sharing songs of love and loss. Natalie has just released her latest single 'Water Over Wine' - produced by Michael Muchow from Moko Productions - along with the video which was produced by Tom Blake from Gravity Films.
'Water Over Wine' is taken from Natalie's latest album 'Apple and Pride' (listen here) and is a song about motherhood and the trials and tribulations of a divorce. With all of her previous singles hitting No.1 on the iTunes Country Singles Chart on the day of release, Natalie has in just 3 years proved she's a forced to be reckoned with in the Country Music scene. Supporting artist including Catherine Britt, Sara Storer, Fanny Lumsden and Bill Chambers, Natalie has also managed to find time between recording sessions to run a 'Woman Enough' tour. The tour is not only in support of her latest album and single, but also an unwavering statement that 'woman, you are enough.' It aims to inspire and empower creative women everywhere and features some of countries biggest names including Catherine Britt and Lyn Bowtell.
Saturday 18th Jan - The Pub – Tamworth, NSW (w/ Lachlan Bryan, Catherine Britt, Melody Moko, Kristy Cox)
Monday 20th January – Moonshiners – Tamworth, NSW (11.00am)
Monday 20th January – The Welders Dog – Tamworth, NSW (5.00pm – 8.00pm)
Wednesday 22nd January – The Longyard – Tamworth, NSW (4.00pm) (w/ Catherine Britt)
Wednesday 22nd January – The Welders Dog – Tamworth, NSW (8.00pm – 11.00pm)
Thursday 23rd January – Fanzone – Tamworth, NSW (4.00pm)
Friday 24th January – Capitol Theatre – Tamworth, NSW
Question: Can you tell us about Water Over Wine?
Natalie Henry: Water Over wine is a grown up version of Mary Mary quite contrary, it's about choosing a better life - one that you're in love with, and leaving behind all that doesn't give your garden silver bells.
Question: What motivates you most when writing music?
Natalie Henry: An event taking place, a moment in time when your heart is broken, or someone or something gives you grief. A good story or memory also helps.
Question: What inspired the album, Apple and Pride?
Natalie Henry: Moving forward, moving on from the biggest relationship of my life to date. Keeping a little of that old love we both had for music. I added Mona Lisa, a song that my ex wrote.
Question: How would you describe your music?
Natalie Henry: Honest.
Question: Do you prefer performing live or recording?
Natalie Henry: Live 100%. Feeling the audience feel your raw emotion is unbeatable.
Question: What should we expect from your upcoming tour?
Natalie Henry: A whole lot of women empowering women.
Question: Which is your favourite song to perform live and why?
Natalie Henry: Mona Lisa, It was written about me, before we even knew it was.
Question: If you could have anyone, in the world, attend a show, who would it be?
Natalie Henry: My Dad. He loved country music. if he was here, he would be at every show.
Question: Which music/artists are you currently listening to?
Natalie Henry: Dori Freemans new album ~ Every Single Star
Question: What or who was your inspiration to go into the music industry?
Natalie Henry: I would have to say my youngest daughter. When she was born, I felt a sense of completeness, a new feeling of knowing myself more than I ever did. I started writing and the rest is history.
Question: If you could collaborate with another artist, who would it be?
Natalie Henry: It's too hard. I enjoy every encounter, but I guess my ultimate would be Dolly Parton.
Question: What is the biggest challenge you have faced along the way to your musical success?
Natalie Henry: Time.
Question: What's a typical day like?
Natalie Henry: I wake, I feel, I sing and repeat.
Question: Can you share your socials?
Natalie Henry: www.facebook.com/nataliehenrymusic/
Interview by Brooke Hunter