(HOLLYWOOD, CA) – Natasha James, a Northern California-based guitarist-singer-songwriter who seamlessly blends Americana, Blues, Country and Rock into her music, has won “Producer's Choice: Country Songwriter of the Year” for the 2010 (20th Annual) Los Angeles Music Awards, it was announced by LAMA Executive Producer, Al Bowman.
This marks the second consecutive year James has taken home a win at the longest-running independent music awards show of its kind; last year she captured “Country Album of the Year” honors for her critically-acclaimed CD TEQUILA TIME (Highway One Records).
James will be awarded her “Producer's Choice: Country Songwriter of the Year” Plaque at the Los Angeles Music Awards' Main Event, happening Thursday, November 18 at Paramount Studios on the storied Paramount Theater Lot in Hollywood, Calif. Natasha will walk the Red Carpet along with film and music luminaries (and fellow Plaque recipients) that include renowned musicians Jack Blades and Tommy Shaw; actress Sally Kirkland; famed music producer Eddie Kramer; and many others.
TEQUILA TIME was touted by respected international publication MUSIC CONNECTION as “Country steeped in Blues and Tex-Mex.” James' remarkable radio success continues as both her TEQUILA TIME and BAD JUDGMENTS albums are currently being played on the air in Japan, The Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Ireland, England, France, Spain, Italy and more. Within two hours of TEQUILA TIME being uploaded, over 400 radio downloads of her songs had occurred! MUSIC NEWS NASHVILLE called “If You Think This Is Love” a “downright Bonnie Raitt blues-y performance…one of (James') best. The song is “a twangy hip shaker guaranteed to grab you by your feet and throw you in a dancing mood.”
Natasha will be a Featured Guest and Perform Live on Actors E Chat in Hollywood, Calif. on Thursday, November 18 at 10 a.m.(log onto www.actorsentertainment.com to listen and watch live). The popular web-based program interviews some of today's best and brightest entertainers from both the worlds of music and film making.