Natalie Hemby

Natalie Hemby

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Biography

"You know when you hear a song and it takes you back to a memory? That's what I want. I want to give people moments to remember." Singer/Songwriter Natalie Hemby makes those moments through songs that have a style and intensity that are uniquely hers. Sometimes quirky, sometimes sarcastic, she has a talent for making brutal honesty sound like a pat on the back. On her first project, "Under the Radar", Natalie blends brit rock and soul with ethereal tracks that lift the senses and bring a smile to those of us who have been waiting for something fresh and pure. Keeping it all in the family, Natalie has written all 10 songs, while her husband, Mike Wrucke, played, produced, engineered, and mixed the record. "It is a nice marriage of musical influences between the both of us. Michael takes the music to a new level with his production and talent." Throw the sounds of the Cardigans, Travis, U2, and the Smashing Pumpkins into the same apartment and you begin to get an idea of what Natalie and Michael are up to. Natalie was born in Bloomington, Illinois, but was raised in Nashville, TN. At age 19, she signed her first publishing deal and began writing with the likes of Mike Dulaney (Faith Hill), Jay Joyce (Patti Griffin, Shelby Lynne, Rubyhorse), Tim Putnam (Others, Michael W. Smith) and wrote with such artists as Rachael Lampa, Susan Cagle, and the Wilkinsons. Natalie's song "Sweet Girl" was featured in the television show "Felicity" during the fire episode, and just recently, her song "L.A.", performed by the Wilkinsons, went to ..5 on the Canadian Country charts. She is currently shopping her project and continues to write for new artists. Drawing inspiration from real life and make believe, she is able to tap into an emotional vein of everyday struggle and turn them into songs of pain, passion, and grace. Armed with the support and talent of her family, Natalie is making waves in Nashville's eclectic music pond. She is moving ahead enthusiastically, and will be making plenty of memories on the way up.