"I'd guess that I've written 300 songs or so," says Nattier, 23, who's been singing and playing for more than half of his young life. "I try to write something every day: a line, an idea, a title, a melody ... something, just to keep me in touch with my music." Nattier will be releasing more material over the upcoming year.
Nattier's music has been reviewed by Bill Shore, who has written hits for Garth Brooks, George Strait and many others. Shore describes Jamie's music as "lyrically strong, with a positive message and good feel. Great commercial potential." Cyndea and John Wendell, owners of SongwriterNation.com, say, "Jamie knows how to tell stories with his writing that pull listeners right into the settings of his songs. Jamie is a multi-talented force to be reckoned with when it comes to today’s most talented country singers, songwriters and musicians."
One of the songs on the EP, "Love Grows Wild Out Here," recently beat out thousands of other entries to win the Country category in the prestigious SongDoor 2012 International Songwriting Competition. "The quality of the songwriting from someone so young means it's in them, in their bones. Jamie's natural singing ability and his authentic country voice are something you can't teach," says SongDoor president Tony Zotta.
For more information or to purchase "Here On The Farm," please visit http://jamienattier.com.
ABOUT JAMIE NATTIER
Jamie Nattier is a singer and songwriter from Patoka, Illinois, where he was raised on the family farm. At the age of 12, Jamie's dad bought him a Fender starter guitar, and he started to pick through songs, learning by ear. By the age of 15, Jamie began going to a weekly local Opry-type show, practicing in-between. After a year, he got up on stage and played in some ensembles, 4-H and church events, and began writing original material. His performances eventually got the attention of a local country-rock cover band, which he now leads. Since 2005, Jamie's made dozens of radio station appearances and has a sizable fan base, both locally and online, and has written more than 300 songs. He makes frequent trips to Nashville, and has played such famous venues as The Commodore, The Bluebird Cafe, The Cadillac Ranch and Tootsie's.