Natalie Howard

Natalie Howard

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Biography

Australian born singer-songwriter, NATALIE HOWARD divides her time between the 'Gold Coast' Queensland Australia and 'Nashville' Tennessee USA.

She received a grant through the RADF [Regional Arts Development Fund] in her home town that financed a trip to America to write and record her first demo session. Thus, triggering a snowball effect that got her hooked on song writing. Natalie now migrates back and forth from Australia to Tennessee to continue building her catalogue of original music and developing her craft for singing and song writing.

2004 saw the emergence of artist/songwriter Natalie Howard to the Australian Radio, and Finalist nominations in: Australian Independent CM Awards, a Winner and four time Finalist in the Tasmanian & N.Z. Songwriting Contest, Semi Finalist in the TSA Songwriters Professional Section, 3 consequtive Country Tracks Top 15 hits and Top 20 Countdown plus a Number 1 music video on The Country Music Channel (Australia), and more recently in the 2005 Hawking Brothers Best New Talent category of the Victorian and National CM Awards; 2005 Australian National Songwriting Contest Contemporary Ballad Top 10 Finalist; and runner-up in the Bluegrass/Country section of the IAMA (International Acoustic Music Awards USA); Winner of the 2005 CMC Best Country Artist Award in the 5th Annual National Musicoz Awards in Australia, and Winner of the 2006 Country Song of the Year in the IMA's (Independent Music Awards [USA]).

Natalies debut AUSTRALIAN CD YESTERDAYS MAKE-UP is available through her website and all good music stores in Australia, and the American release "NATALIE HOWARD" now available in the United States through 'Go Grrrl Records' and 'CBuJ Entertainment' [www.CBuJ.com]

Nat's debut American released single "I Don't Want to Live Like That" at your Country Music Radio stations NOW! Request it today!!

Natalie writes from her own experiences from heartache to happiness. Her candid point of view combined with her female perspective makes for straight forward lyrics. I have always preferred a direct approach over a vague message when it comes to my own music thats why I gravitate towards country music as my main foundation even though my musical background is swamped with a mixture of pop styles as well as more traditional country classics. If it [the song] grabs my attention on more than one level then I love it, no matter what the musical style of the song or artist! Its the common experience deriving from the heart of the artist that attracts me. Im a huge fan of singer songwriters. Co-writing has been such a great gift. I have learned so much and I have been blessed, inspired and encouraged. Some of Nats collaborations include; Bill Chambers, James Dean Hicks, Gary Burr, James House, Rick Price, Jim McCormick, James Slater, Kevin Bennett, Brian Maher, Rod McCormack, Rob Crosby, Dean Miller, Tony Ramey, Tommy Lee James & Terry McBride.

For more on Natalie Howard please go to her website: www.nataliehoward.net

Lyrics

The Long Night

Written By: Natalie Howard/Terry McBride/Tommy Lee James

THE SHADOW’S GETTING LONGER – THE CHILL IN THE AIR
THE MOON IS SLOWLY RISING – AS THE DAY DISAPPEARS
IN AN EMPTY APARTMENT – THE CURTAINS PULLED TIGHT
I CAN’T SHUT OUT THE LONELY – NO MATTER HOW I TRY
MY TEARS FALL LIKE THE DARKNESS
MY HEART SINKS WITH THE SUN
AND THERE’S NO PLACE TO RUN, BABY FROM

THE LONG NIGHT
HOW DO I MAKE IT WITH OUT YOU
TIME STANDS STILL, HERE IT COMES
THE LONG NIGHT
I LIE AWAKE DREAMING THAT YOU’RE STILL HERE WITH ME
TILL THE MORNING SETS ME FREE
TILL THE MORNING SETS ME FREE

LIGHT ANOTHER CANDLE – POUR ANOTHER DRINK
TRY TO FIND SOME COMFORT – AND TRYING NOT TO THINK OF
WHERE YOU ARE RIGHT NOW – AND HOW I’M MISSNIG YOU (I’M MISSING YOU)
I CAN NOT FIND A RAY OF HOPE - NO MATTER WHAT I DO
MY TEARS FALL LIKE THE DARKNESS
MY HEART SINKS WITH THE SUN
AND THERE’S NO PLACE TO RUN,
(THERE’S NO PLACE TO RUN) BABY FROM

THE LONG NIGHT
HOW DO I MAKE IT WITH OUT YOU
TIME STANDS STILL, HERE IT COMES
THE LONG NIGHT
I LIE AWAKE DREAMING THAT YOU’RE STILL HERE WITH ME
TILL THE MORNING SETS ME FREE
TILL THE MORNING SETS ME FREE

SINCE YOU’RE GONE, YOU’RE GONE, YOU’RE GONE
AND TIME GOES ON AND ON AND ON

THE LONG NIGHT
HOW DO I MAKE IT WITH OUT YOU
TIME STANDS STILL, HERE IT COMES
THE LONG NIGHT
I LIE AWAKE DREAMING THAT YOU’RE STILL HERE WITH ME
TILL THE MORNING SETS ME FREE, OH
TILL THE MORNING SETS ME FREE…

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©2004 OzStar Music Australia
Natalie Howard
OzStar Music [ASCAP] / Still Working For The Man [BMI] Admin. By ICG. /
Terry McBride/Still Working For The Man [BMI] Admin. By ICG.
Natalie Howard > vocals, backing vocals / James Dean Hicks > guest vocalist, backing vocals /
Vaughn Jones > piano / Marty Smith > drums, loops / Todd Gilmour > bass /
Mat Harrison > fiddle, mandolin / Dallas Southan > pedal steel /
Michael Flanders, Jason Millhouse > guitars / Nyree Klip, Michael Hoad > backing vocals.

I Don't Want to Live Like That

Written By: Natalie Howard/James Dean Hicks

ALL SHE EVER SAID WHEN SHE MET HIM
WAS SHE FELT LIKE HER SHIP HAD COME IN
SHE LIKES WHAT HE’S GOT A HAMPTON HOUSE AND FIFTY FOOT YACHT
HE DOESN’T TOUCH HER HEART AND HE DOESN’T MOVE HER SOUL
BUT HE’S GOT A BANK ACCOUNT WITH A LOT OF ZEROS
MATERIAL STUFF, BUT NOT ALOT WHEN YOU ADD IT UP
GUESS IT’S WORTH MORE TO HER THAN LOVE, BUT

I DON’T WANT TO LIVE LIKE THAT
I DON’T WANT TO BE THAT GIRL
I DON’T WANT TO TRADE EVERYTHING I AM
TO LIVE IN SOME MAKE BELIEVE FANTASY WORLD
AND I DON’T WANT TO PLAY PRETEND
AS IF I’M HAPPY WHERE I’M AT
CAUSE IF THAT’S CALLED LIVING
THEN I DON’T WANT TO LIVE LIKE THAT

I GOT THIS OTHER GIRLFRIEND SHE FIGHTS FOR THE CAUSE
SHE’S A HIGH POWERED DO GOOD ATTORNEY AT LAW
BUT SHE DOESN’T TRUST MEN SHE’S BASED HER WHOLE CASE ON ONE OF THEM
SHE GAVE HIM HER HEART BUT HE DIDN’T TREAT HER RIGHT
NOW TWELVE HOUR DAYS END IN MARTINI NIGHTS
AND SHE TAKES OUT HER HURT ON ANY GUY THAT COMES UP TO HER
SHE SAYS THAT’S WHAT THEY ALL DESERVE, BUT

I DON’T WANT TO LIVE LIKE THAT
I DON’T WANT TO BE THAT GIRL
I DON’T WANT TO TRADE EVERYTHING I AM
TO LIVE IN SOME BITTER ANGRY WORLD
AND I DON’T WANT TO TELL MY HEART
THAT A LONELY LIFE IS WHERE IT’S AT
CAUSE IF THAT’S CALLED LIVING
THEN I DON’T WANT TO LIVE LIKE THAT

BELIEVE ME I SHOULD KNOW
BECAUSE THAT WAS ME NOT LONG AGO

I WOKE UP ONE MORNING AND I DRIED ALL THE TEARS
CAUSE THE FACE I SAW WHEN I LOOKED IN THE MIRROR
SCARED ME TO DEATH - I WAS AS LOW AS I COULD GET
YEH THAT’S WHEN I TOLD MYSELF, THAT

I DON’T WANT TO LIVE LIKE THAT
I DON’T WANT TO BE THAT GIRL
I DON’T WANT TO TRADE EVERYTHING I AM
TO LIVE IN SOME COLD AND EMPTY WORLD
AND I DON’T WANT TO WASTE ONE DAY
BECAUSE THAT’S ONE I CAN’T GET BACK
CAUSE IF THAT’S CALLED LIVING
THEN I DON’T WANT TO LIVE LIKE THAT

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©2004 OzStar Music Australia
Natalie Howard
OzStar Music [ASCAP] / On The Mantel Music [BMI]
Natalie Howard > vocals, backing vocals / James Dean Hicks > backing vocals
Rob Black > guest guitarist / Marty Smith > drums / Todd Gilmour > bass
Michael Flanders, Jason Millhouse > guitars / Nyree Clip > backing vocals.

I Want To Get Out

Written By: Natalie Howard/Jim McCormick

THIS LITTLE HELL WE’RE IN TOGETHER
AINT WHAT I HAD IN MIND
IT AINT GETTING BETTER
I DID MY BEST YOU TOOK THE REST
AND WE BOTH KNOW IT TAKES MORE THAN THAT
AND I HATE TO LEAVE THINGS WHERE THEY’RE AT, I HATE THAT

I WOULD ALWAYS WATCH THE CREDITS ROLL UNTIL THEY STOPPED
COULDN’T WALK AWAY WITHOUT TAKING ONE LAST LOOK
I’D STAY UP ALL NIGHT LONG SO I WOULDN’T MISS WHAT WAS GOING ON
AND I’D SAVOUR EVERY WORD ON THE LAST PAGE OF EVERY BOOK
BUT NOW, OH NOW, I WANT TO GET OUT
BEFORE IT’S OVER
I WANT TO GET OUT

THERE’S STILL A TRACE OF THE LOVE I HAD WITH YOU
AND I’D LIKE TO TAKE IT WITH ME, YOU DON’T HAVE TO TAKE IT WITH YOU
BECAUSE IT’S NOT ENOUGH AND IT’S TOO MUCH TO MAKE WHAT YOU ANDI DON’T HAVE WORK
BELIEVE ME I’M SORRY FOR WHAT IT’S WORTH, THIS HURTS, CAUSE

I WOULD ALWAYS WATCH THE CREDITS ROLL UNTIL THEY STOPPED
COULDN’T WALK AWAY WITHOUT TAKING ONE LAST LOOK
I’D STAY UP ALL NIGHT LONG SO I WOULDN’T MISS WHAT WAS GOING ON
AND I’D SAVOUR EVERY WORD ON THE LAST PAGE OF EVERY BOOK
BUT NOW, OH NOW, I WANT TO GET OUT
BEFORE IT’S OVER
I WANT TO GET OUT

I WANT TO GET OUT, I WANT TO GET OUT
I WANT TO GET OUT, I WANT TO GET OUT, CAUSE

I WOULD ALWAYS WATCH THE CREDITS ROLL UNTIL THEY STOPPED
COULDN’T WALK AWAY WITHOUT TAKING ONE LAST LOOK
I’D STAY UP ALL NIGHT LONG SO I WOULDN’T MISS WHAT WAS GOING ON
AND I’D SAVOUR EVERY WORD ON THE LAST PAGE OF EVERY BOOK
BUT NOW, OH NOW, I WANT TO GET OUT
BEFORE IT’S OVER, OH WOH
I WANT TO GET OUT

OF THIS LITTLE HELL
WE’RE IN TOGETHER

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©2004 OzStar Music Australia
Natalie Howard
OzStar Music [ASCAP] / Hook Farm Music [BMI]
Natalie Howard > vocals, backing vocals / Dallas Southan > Pedal Steel /
Marty Smith > drums / Todd Gilmour > bass / Vaughn Jones > keys / Michael Fix > acoustic guitar
Michael Flanders, Jason Millhouse > guitars / Nyree Clip > backing vocals.

Discography

"I Don't Want to Live Like That" out NOW on US Country Radio!