Hunter-based country singer Natalie Henry releases new single Water Over Wine ahead of upcoming Singleton show with Catherine Britt and Melody Moko

NEW SINGLE: Hunter-based country songstress Natalie Henry, during a visit to Muswellbrook this week.
NEW SINGLE: Hunter-based country songstress Natalie Henry, during a visit to Muswellbrook this week.

IT'S hard to believe that Natalie Henry has been singing for just three years.

But, after realising at age 34 that she had more to offer than words on a page, she's travelled all over the country sharing songs of love and loss.

The vivacious songstress, who visited Muswellbrook during the week, is gearing up for a gig at Singleton next month to promote her new track, Water Over Wine, from the album Apple and Pride.

She'll appear at the Criterion Hotel, along with special guests Catherine Britt and Melody Moko, on Saturday, December 14.

Water Over Wine has tough shoes to fill, too, given that every one of Henry's previous singles has hit number one on the iTunes Country Singles Chart on the day of its release.

"It's a result of writing songs about motherhood and the trials and tribulations of a divorce," she said.

"I feel like Water Over Wine is the perfect country song for a new generation of women and mothers."

Michael Muchow, from Moko Productions, produced the single.

He has previously worked with artists including Catherine Britt, Tim Rogers, Bill Chambers and Melody Moko.

He's played guitar on albums and tours for Kasey Chambers and Fanny Lumsden, among others, too.

Meanwhile, the video was produced by Tom Blake from Gravity Films and shot in Newcastle.

"It's not only my story but it embodies the story of all women who've been made to feel lesser for leaving a relationship," Henry said.

"In spite of making it harder on themselves, mothers, lovers and friends choose water over wine."

Henry has also managed to find time between recording sessions to undergo a Woman Enough tour.

It's not only in support of her new album, but also an unwavering statement that "woman, you are enough".

It aims to inspire and empower creative women everywhere and features some of country's biggest names including Britt and Lyn Bowtell.

Bill Chambers once described Henry as having a "unique voice" and playing music "that straddles that ragged fence between country and folksy blues".