One of Nashville’s most respected songwriters and go-to hitmakers

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Hillary Lindsey


Award winning writter of country hits "Girl Crush" and "Jesus Take The Wheel"

One of Nashville’s most respected songwriters and go-to hitmakers, Georgia native Hillary Lindsey moved to Nashville in 1994 to attend Belmont University’s Music Business school and quickly because an active part of the industry, earning a publishing deal and soon after celebrating her first in a long string of hits.

Now with 27 #1 songs under her belt, Hillary has had songs recorded by Lady Gaga, Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift, Morgan Wallen, Florida Georgia Line, Kacey Musgraves, Luke Bryan, Little Big Town, Dierks Bently, Tim McGraw, Kelsea Ballerini, HARDY, Gary Allan, Lady A, and countless others – including a career total so far of five CMA Triple Play Awards – in 2010, 2014, 2016, 21017 and 2021. The prestigious CMA Triple Play Award honors a songwriter who has penned at least three chart-topping hits within a 12-month period. In 2020 and 2021, she was awarded with back to back ACM Songwriter of the Year awards, as well as honored by the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum with her own feature in the American Currents exhibit, and in 2022, Hillary was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Her many other awards include GRAMMYs for Best Country Song for “Jesus Take The Wheel” (Carrie Underwood) in 2007 and “Girl Crush” (Little Big Town) in 2016. “Girl Crush” also earned honors for CMA Song of the Year and Single of the Year in 2015 and topped the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for a record-breaking 13 weeks. Hillary’s award-winning “Blue Ain’t Your Color” won NSAI Song of the Year for 2017. The NSAI Song of the Year award is an award voted on by her peers as part of NSAI’s “Ten Songs I Wish I Had Written” and was her third time garnering the coveted award following the same wins for “Jesus Take The Wheel” and “Girl Crush” – a number unprecedented by any other songwriter since Kris Kristofferson in 1973. “Blue Ain’t Your Color” also won MusicRow Magazine Song of the Year for 2017, the 2017 American Music Awards Country Song of the Year and was recognized at the 2017 CMA Awards as CMA Sing of the Year for 2017. In 2019, Hillary received ASCAP’s esteemed Global Impact Award in recognition of the enduring worldwide popularity of her work.
Hillary is no stranger to success in the world of film and television, having earned Academy Award nominations for the songs “There’s A Place For Us”, recorded by Carrie Underwood for The Chornicles of Narnia: The Voyage of The Sawn Treader soundtrack, and also for “Coming Home”, recorded by Gweneth Paltrow for the Country Strong soundtrack. Both songs were also nominated for Golden Globe awards for Best Original Song. In 2018, Hillary had two songs, “Always Remember Us This Way” and “I’ll Never Love Again”, featured in the blockbuster film, A Star Is Born, starring Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper – the later winning a GRAMMY in 2020 for Best Song Written for Visual Media.
She has penned songs for Carrie Underwood, Little Big Town, Lady Gaga and many more