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How I Wrote That Song Spotlight: Panelist Natalie Hemby

Posted in News on January 29, 2015

Natalie Hemby (@nataliehemby) is a driving force among songwriters, revered as one of the top female scribes in the industry. Hemby signed her first publishing deal in 1997 and has since written songs recorded by artists Sheryl Crow, Miranda Lambert, Eli Young Band, Lady Antebellum, Rosi Golan, Toby Keith, Little Big Town, Lee Ann Womack and more. In the past four years, Hemby has garnered five #1 country singles — Lady Antebellum’s “Downtown,” Little Big Town’s “Pontoon” and “Tornado” and Miranda Lambert’s “White Liar” and “Automatic.” Among her impressive discography of songs are Miranda Lambert’s “Baggage Claim” (#3 Billboard single), “Only Prettier” (#12 Billboard single), Toby Keith’s “Drinks After Work” (#17 Billboard single) and Kelly Clarkson’s “Don’t Rush” featuring Vince Gill (#27 Billboard single). This year, Hemby co-wrote seven songs on Miranda Lambert’s most recent release, Platinum, has a cut on Keith Urban’s Fuse and co-wrote four songs on Little Big Town’s latest album, Pain Killer. She is currently a songwriter with Creative Nation/Pulse. Learn more about Henby and her knack for creating infectious tunes at this year’s “How I Wrote That Song” panel and join the conversation on Twitter with #BMIHIWTS.