Natasha James releases new single

Written by on August 9, 2011 in CD / DVD Releases, News To Shout About! - 1 Comment

 Natasha James Releases New Single “My Country Has The Blues” To Radio;

“My Country” Is Most Added Single Upon Its Release 

Critically-Acclaimed “Tequila Time” Still Topping Charts 2 Years After Release   

Natasha james "My Country Has the Blues" Artwork

“Tequila Time is a very strong band playing music…a group of solid songs and sung by a lady with a message. That message is delivered by one of the best California troubadours to come from the West Coast in years. Laid back vocals throughout gives a feel that she could have come from just down the road. The spirit of Gram Parsons lives on in California music. A laid back, feel-good listen.”
                                                         PLANET WEEKLY   


“Outstanding musicians, a top shelf producer…a classic sound…an amalgom of blues, rock, alt-country and Tex-Mex…a winning formula ripe for today’s Roots/Americana…the album flows with ease, grace and a maturity reserved for seasoned veterans like this.”

                                                          THE ALTERNATE ROOT


       (Sonoma, Calif.) – Perhaps it’s the timing, given the challenging condition our economy is currently in; then again, it could simply be the quality of the song itself. Or maybe it’s a little of each. Either way, the politically- and socially-charged new single from Natasha James, “My Country Has The Blues,” (Highway One Records), released to national and international radio to coincide with Independence Day, became the #1 Most Added Single to Radio shortly after its July 1 release. 

       Adding to her already high profile in the Country/Americana world, Music New Nashville profiled James in a Cover Story (“Natasha James – An American Troubadour”) this past June. At the same time, James’ critically-acclaimed, award-winning 2009 album, “Tequila Time” has been at #1 on the respected Roots Music Report Roots Country Internet Chart for almost four months! 

      Produced in conjunction with Stephen Hart (White Stripes, Neville Brothers, John Lee Hooker) at The Site Recording in Marin County, engineered by Ronnie Rivera, and mastered by multiple Grammy winner Dave Reitzas (Barbara Streisand, Barry Manilow) at Westlake Studios in Los Angeles, “My Country Has The Blues” is a timely anthem for what is happening all around us in our country, a catchy tune with James’ unique Americana blend of country, blues, roots, and rock.



My country has the blues/she’s just like me and you

She’s trying hard but she’s confused/we better help her to get through

Instead of standing on the sidelines/we better get some guidelines

Instead of criticizing/we better start uniting

          In “My Country Has the Blues,” James once again shows us she has her finger on the pulse of the human condition, with lyrics as insightful as they are timely and universal, and married to an infectious musical track guaranteed to have you singing along, with the words running in your head long after the song has ended. 

           Watch  a video of Natasha James’ “If You Think This Is Love” here:

Natasha James If You Think This Is Love Video    




         James has recently enjoyed extensive European radio airplay on stations including

Radio Eurohertz (“Doc Shultze Country Time” program); and “Country Time (UKW 88.0), as well as European station and website, Tell Them Country (read an interview with James by Tell Them Country’s Sara Haskell:   Domestically, James was recently profiled on “The Wimmin’s Show” heard over KZUM 89.3 FM in Lincoln, NB along with fellow blues divas, Shemekia Copeland and Janiva Magness. “Tequila Time” was played in its entirety on 

      Released in 2009, “Tequila Time” garnered James high acclaim and international airplay, making the top 5 of multiple formats in the charts. It also received favorable reviews from some of the most high-profile music publications both in the States and abroad (OUTLAW; MAVERICK; MUSIC CONNECTION; CASHBOX to name a few) as well as virtually every Nashville-based publication (MUSIC NEWS NASHVILLE; NASHVILLE GAB; NASHVILLE COUNTRY CLUB; COUNTRY ENTERTAINMENT USA). Tequila Time was honored as “Country Album of the Year” by the Los Angeles Music Awards in 2009, with James winning “Producer’s Choice: Country Songwriter of the Year” at the 2010 LAMA’s.      

     Natasha is also currently writing music for some upcoming reality television shows produced by Dennis Gelbaum.