Natalie Rhea is an independent filmmaker and photographer, with a strong focus on story-driven documentaries and music video production. She is originally from Fort Worth, where she earned her film degree at Texas Christian University, and now resides in Austin with her husband, Sam Riggs. During her time as a radio deejay, she was inspired by the artists coming in studio and took her art deep into the heart of the Texas Music scene. Check out her work at http://natalierhea.com.
Texas + Oklahoma: Hottest Places to Ring in the New Year
In case you haven't gathered the troops for a grand ol' New Years celebration, we've gathered the comprehensive list of places you'll definitely want to end up!
Natalie Rhea Acoustic Sessions: Sam Riggs ‘Dark As A Dungeon’
"Dark as a Dungeon" is an extremely heartfelt song written by singer/songwriter Merle Travis in the early 1940s. It is a lament about the danger, labor and grind of being a coal miner. It was made famous by Johnny Cash when he recorded it in 1968.
New Dirty River Boys Self-Titled Album Out Now
The new Dirty River Boys album is every bit of excellent as you would expect, and then some.
Our Top 5: Songs Covered by Texas Artists
I saw an artist perform the other day, who may or may not be on this list *cough cough* that did a phenomenal rendition of a song outside of their genre. It got me thinking about the artists in our Texas Music scene - the songs they choose to cover at their shows and why they choose those particular songs.
Haley Cole Launches Kickstarter Campaign
Miss Haley Cole. If you don't recognize her name now, you will soon. This lady is a rising star in the Texas Music scene. She's a bit of an indie artist with some twists of america, country and blues.
‘Would You Rather? Texas Music Edition’ | Episode One
When I do an interview with an artist, I like to start with a little game of “Would You Rather” – a nifty trick I learned from a friend to relieve the tension and make the interview for the artist quick and painless.
Underground Music: Grady Spencer & The Work
I first heard Grady Spencer about a year ago at a mutual friend's wedding. I had no idea who he was, but he sure had one of the most unique, attention catching voices I had ever heard. I also found out he went to my home church after I moved.
Natalie’s Pick of the Week: Kylie Rae Harris ‘Waited’
I wish more often there were songs like this which resonates on the inside – a song that is pure and fresh. It should happen more often than not. I admit, I can sometimes be subjective when it comes to female vocalists. But this song....
#TheClassics: Conway Twitty ‘Hello Darlin’
Everyone needs a certain appreciation for the classics – those songs that inspired the Texas and Nashville tunes we hear today. There was a certain honesty in songwriting back in the day that deserves to be recognized and remembered. Conway Twitty is most notable for holding the world record for the most number one singles of any act, with 40 number one country hits on the Billboard chart... Read
From Stoney to Cody: Our Top 5 Anniversary Songs
In case you haven't noticed on your Facebook news feed, it's wedding season! While some are starting new chapters, many are celebrating years of a blessed marriage. I thought I would follow up our 'Top 5 Country First Dance Songs' with our top 5 anniversary songs, to celebrate those who have kept their love alive and strong.