jamie Nattier is a singer and songwriter from Patoka, Illinois, where he was raised
on the family farm. He's the son of a farmer and a teacher, and grew up surrounded
by horses, cows, grain and oil fields. A solid family foundation gave him a strong
work ethic, respect for the value of a good education and the confidence to pursue
singing and songwriting, which is a huge part of Jamie's life.
At the age of 12, Jamie's dad bought him a Fender starter guitar from a music store
in nearby Centralia and started to pick through songs, learning by ear. He took a
few lessons over the years, and by the age of 15, he 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, watching and learning ... and getting better, and was now playing
at 4-H and church events. Talented beyond his years, his playing and singing ability
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.
Songwriting came into the mix in high school, around age 16. After tinkering around
with some melodies, Jamie began recording them into his home computer. Soon his original
songs were playing on local radio stations. RockBand has licensed his song (co-written
with CJ Watson and Al Trolio), "If Trucks Drank Beer." Jamie now has more than 300
original songs in his catalog.
Frequent trips to Nashville to attend workshops, co-write and to perform in public
have turned Jamie into a seasoned writer and musician. You might find him at The
Commodore, The Bluebird Cafe, The Cadillac Ranch, or Tootsie's, down on SoBro. He's
also played The Nashville Palace, The Listening Room, Hotel Indigo, Richard's Cafe
and the Scoreboard Bar & Grill, all popular hangs for Nashville music folks.
Jamie, now 23, is a natural country singer, with a wide range, smooth tone and just
enough twang to keep it real. A few professional singing lessons from notable Nashville
coaches have helped him with his phrasing and delivery, as well as stage performance.
He's always striving to improve, and when he's not plowing fields or working the
horses, he spends much of his spare time practicing. Jamie is also into movies, going
out to eat and spending time with his family.
Jamie tries to write something every day: a line, an idea, a title, a melody ...
something, just to keep the muse nearby. Right now, Jamie is focused on getting a
hold, cut or label deal, and is busy writing and performing in southern Illinois