By Juan Paiz
CAB, Campus Activity Board, was able to book Natalie Stovall, Nashville native country musician and fiddler, for a concert free of admission and open to the public.
According to the press bio on Stovall’s website, nataliestovall.com, “she swept awards at the APCA national conference and with Campus Activities Magazine winning “Best Band”, “Best Entertainer”, “Best Female Performer”, and “Best Music”.
Stovall has performed everywhere from the Oprah Winfrey show to the Grand Ole Opry. since her first professional gig singing and playing the fiddle at the age of 10
“She was the first performer ever to be invited to sing God Bless America for the President at the White House Press Correspondents Dinner,” according to nataliestovall.com. “Surprisingly, she has done all of this with no record deal of any kind.”
Performing and fiddling over 200 dates a year at college campuses, military bases, fairs, festivals, clubs, and bars, Stovall keeps her shows alive and interesting.
“After her show when the smoke settles, the lights go down, and the audience finally gets to catch their collective breath, Natalie performs the most unexpected part of the show,” according to her website. “She transforms back into the smiling, unassuming, five-foot belle that you almost forgot existed just before the first downbeat.
“Standing My Ground” an EP featuring five brand new songs written by Natalie along with her version of the Charlie Daniel’s classic, “Devil Went Down To Georgia” will be released this coming spring.
“Getting up in front of a group of people, no matter how big or small, whether they know me or not… whether they even like country music… And giving everything I’ve got to win them over… That’s a holy thing to me. That’s why I do what I do,” Stovall said.