With a love for the performing arts, and a style of her own, Natalie Nicole Ragins has found her gift in music, and is setting the standard for generations to come. As a graduate of the University of Georgia, with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Middle School Education, Ragins never left her first love of music. Instead, she utilizes her formal training in Language Arts and Social Studies to well round her destiny as a musician, writer, and producer.
Born in Atlanta, Ragins developed her unusual interest in music at the age of 3. This fascination with music convinced Ragins’ mother, Margaret, to enroll her in a weekend arts program. Initially, Ragins participated in dance and gymnastics classes, but quickly turned her attention elsewhere. At the age 6, she transitioned herself to the arena of art and drama-making her first “big decision”. She began studying the saxophone but her interest in the piano soon developed. Ragins enrolled in a piano class by the age of twelve. Soon after, she was playing for a local church. By the age of 18, Ragins was writing songs, and performing on the piano, organ, keyboards/synthesizers, etc…. Ragins’ gift and passion for music has taken her throughout the country and abroad to places such as: Bermuda, France, England, Germany, Sweden, Mexico, Suriname, Canada, Cotê d’Ivoire, Nigeria, Ghana, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, South Africa, various Caribbean Islands, etc…
The artistry of Natalie Ragins has gifted her the opportunities to collaborate with: Donnie McClurkin, Avery Sunshine, Tyler Perry, John P. Kee, Mary Mary, Cheryl Pepsii Riley, Mervyn Warren, Adam Blackstone, PJ Morton, and many others. Her creative musical style is accentuated through a variety of genres such as: Gospel (Contemporary, Christian, Traditional), R&B, Soul, Hip Hop, Jazz (Afro-Cuban, Swing, Contemporary), Funk, Latin, Rock, and Country. She possesses the ability to incorporate many musical art forms into her performances, song writing, and production. Ragins has worked with Tyler Perry as a keyboardist/ organist for several stage plays: “Madea’s Big Happy Family (2010)”, “Laugh To Keep From Crying (2011)”, “A Madea’s Christmas (2011)”, “Aunt Bam’s Place (2012)”, “I Don’t Want To Do Wrong (2012)”, “Madea Gets A Job (2013)”, “Madea’s Neighbors From Hell (2014)”, & “The Haves and the Have Nots (TV Series-2014- Episode 20)...just to name a few. Ragins has also been a part of a few movies: “Madea’s Big Happy Family (2011)”, “Joyful Noise (2012)”, “A Madea Christmas (2013)”, & “The Hate You Give (2019)”. Ragins was acting as the Musical Director for Tyler Perry’s touring play, “Hell Hath No Fury Like A Woman Scorned” (2014). She toured & recorded a DVD with Tyler Perry’s stage play, “Madea On The Run” (2016). Natalie was afforded the amazing opportunity to tour with Tyler Perry's most recent theatrical production, “Madea's Farewell Tour Play” (2019 & 2020). Natalie’s musical production can also be heard in the Greg Kirkland single, “Give” (2019). Be sure to checkout Natalie’s own singles, "I'll Stand", "Mighty Fortress", “Walk With Me”, & “Worship & Praise”. All songs are currently available in iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Spotify, & all other digital music outlets.