Natasha is no stranger to the stage. It all began at the young age of three when she was invited to the stage to sing “God Bless America” on the local country music show Goldie’s Best Little Opryhouse in her hometown of Owensboro, Kentucky. Dressed in a jean skirt, red cowgirl hat, and white cowgirl boots, Natasha immediately captured the attention and electrified the crowd. That particular moment led her to an opportunity of a lifetime—becoming a part of the regular Opryhouse cast. Goldie Payne gave her the opportunity to live a dream from that very opryhouse stage, and since then Natasha continues to capture the attention of her audience as she does what she knows best…perform. “I knew from the first moment Natasha stepped on stage she had a contagious smile but didn't

realize she came with a complete package both on stage and off. Natasha is what music is all about, and it includes her heart and soul,” explains Goldie.

Natasha is known around her hometown for energetic, charismatic performances that are entertaining and well-planned. Her cheerful personality and contagious smile is pleasing to music lovers and audience members alike.

With the release of her new EP entitled What I Was Waiting For, Natasha showcases her talent in singing true traditional country music accompanied by the crooning of the steel guitar, the singing of the fiddle, and the pure sounds coming from Nashville’s most popular session players: Brent Mason, Scotty Sanders, Bryan Sutton, Dave Pomeroy and others. The authentic sounds of traditional country music, often ignored in the contemporary country genre, are especially notable in songs like “For Old Time’s Sake” and her remake of the old Grand Ole Opry favorite ”Candy Kisses,” featuring Ben Isaacs on upright bass and background vocals, along with his sister Sonya Isaacs. This new release is sure to capture the attention of true country music fans.

Not limited to the country music opryhouse in Kentucky, Natasha has grown up singing in church and has performed for numerous events and functions in her hometown as well as in Nashville, Pigeon Forge, Hershey, Pennsylvania and various other cities. She has opened for country music stars James Otto and the legendary George Jones. Natasha’s involvement in the worship ministry at Owensboro Christian Church has been a significant part of her life as well as her foundation, as she lives her passion for Christ and for leading others to Him through the gift of music, praise and worship. She is always ready and willing to share with others that the voice and true gift of singing comes from none other than her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Taking her dreams from small town to Music City, she moved to Nashville to obtain a degree in Music Business from the prestigious Belmont University while simultaneously chasing her dream of becoming a country music artist. “It’s a difficult life juggling school and music, but when you want it bad enough, nothing stands in the way,” comments Natasha as she reflects on being a full time student and performer.

Since her move to Nashville, Natasha left briefly to perform in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee at Dolly Parton’s renowned theme park Dollywood, as a part of the Country Crossroads cast. In Pigeon Forge, she also appeared at the popular Country Tonite Theater, voted the #1 best show in Pigeon Forge for seven consecutive years. Then it was back to Nashville to share Christmas 2008 with Louise Mandrell as Natasha performed on Louise’s “A Country Christmas” show at Gaylord’s famous Opryland Hotel.

From the feet of a 3 year old in little white cowgirl boots to feet sharing the stage with Louise Mandrell, Natasha is destined to be a country music fan favorite. With a voice and personality unlike any other, the artist will surely entertain you and leave you wanting more. As Nashville recording engineer and producer Steve Chandler commented, “Natasha has the right attitude, not egotistical, nice looking, and intelligent.”

For more information about Natasha, visit her MySpace at www.myspace.com/natashaneely.