Bebewriter’s Songwriter Series – Hillary Lindsey
Posted by bebereader on Thursday, March 18, 2010
Had an interview this morning and now time for another writing session with Jamie Kenney, Hillary Lindsey, and @JoyWilliams 11:10 AM Mar 12th via txt
A Grammy-award winning country music songwriter, Hillary Lindsey has written songs for Faith Hill, Martina McBride, Lee Ann Womack, Sara Evans, Carrie Underwood, Kellie Pickler, Michelle Branch, Lady Antebellum, Taylor Swift and Tim McGraw.
Carrie Underwood‘s hit song, “Jesus Take The Wheel”, a song that Hillary Lindsey co-wrote with Brett James and Gordie Sampson, won a Grammy Award for Best Country Song in 2006. The song resonated so well with fans that it helped bring Underwood’s debut album to double Platinum. For six weeks, the song was #1 on the charts and in 2006 was named Song of the Year by the Country Music Association and by the Nashville Songwriters Association International.
“Hillary Lindsey has participated in the Durango Songwriters Expo several times and is always a crowd favorite. Aside from being one of the hottest writers in Nashville, by all accounts Hillary is also one of the finest singers in the business.”
From Durango Songwriters Expo
Hillary Lindsey grew up in the small town of Washington, GA and began writing songs at 10 years old. She moved to Nashville to enroll in Belmont University’s Music Business school in 1994. After forming relationships within the music community, she was quickly signed to Famous Music Publishing. In her first year as a staff writer she had eight cuts.
Hillary Lindsey is known in the songwriting community as one of the few writers in Nashville who can write any genre of music including pop. She’s also known for using strong melodies that artists are drawn to and deep, emotional lyrics. Although Lindsey has written elsewhere, she prefers Nashville. “Nothing against L.A. or New York, but Nashville is really the place to be as a writer,” she said. “Everybody had total open arms to me when I got here. It’s a good town for that, full of creativity and talent. It’s like college for songwriters here.”
Partial list of singles co-written by Hillary Lindsey:
Carrie Underwood “Jesus Take The Wheel”
Sara Evans “Backseat of a Greyhound Bus,” “As If,” “Some Things Never Change”
Martina McBride “This One’s For The Girls”
Taylor Swift “Fearless”
Michelle Branch “Sooner or Later,” “Long Goodbye,” “Summertime”
Lady Antebellum “American Honey”
Faith Hill “Shadows”
Lee Ann Womack “Painless”
David Archuleta “????????????” tee hee 😆 we’ll just have to wait and see!