Liz Rose is a GRAMMY Award-winning songwriter, 2007 SESAC Nashville Songwriter of the Year, CMA & ACM Award winning songwriter, founder of a music publishing company, and Texas Heritage Songwriter Hall Of Fame inductee. She is also on the board of directors for Country Music Association (CMA), Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI), and most recently, being one of the first of two songwriters inducted into the National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA).
Rose was born and raised in the Dallas, Texas area. In the mid-1990s she moved to Nashville and began writing songs at the age of 37. One of her first cuts was "Elisabeth", recorded by Billy Gilman in 2001. In 2003, Gary Allan took Rose's "Songs About Rain" into the country Top 20.
Liz was a frequent collaborator of Taylor Swift
’s, co-writing 16 songs together, including the No. 1 crossover hits "Teardrops on My Guitar", "You Belong With Me" (which won the 2010 BMI Award for Song of the Year), "Tim McGraw", "White Horse" (which won the 2010 Grammy Award for Best Country Song) and "All Too Well" to name a few. Most recently, Liz has been nominated for the 2023 GRAMMY Award for Song of the Year with “All Too Well (10 Minute Version) (Taylor’s Version)".
Liz was the recipient of the 2012 ACM Award for Song of the Year in honor of Eli Young Band’s “Crazy Girl.” She has also penned songs for many other artists including Tim McGraw, Dan + Shay, Allison Krauss, Blake Shelton, LeeAnn Womack, Chris Young, Bonnie Raitt and more. In 2015, she won Song Of The Year at the Country Music Association awards and won the Grammy for Best Country Song for writing "Girl Crush" by Little Big Town. "Girl Crush" was written with Hillary Lindsey and Lori McKenna, and collectively they call themselves The Love Junkies. Together, they have cuts with Tim And Faith, Little Big Town, Maren Morris, Miranda Lambert, Cam, and Carrie Underwood.
In the midst of a career of telling other people’s stories, Liz debuted an album of her life story, called Swimming Alone
in 2016. “I started looking back and found some things in my past that really stuck out. I thought it was time to write my own record.” Rose adds, “Then I had some great friends, loved ones and mentors encourage me to record them and sing them. I’m not a great singer, but I love to sing and it’s my story, so...” Swimming Alone
invites the listener on a journey into Rose’s past, detailing memories from her parents’ family-run dime store with Five & Dime, to falling in and out of love in Ex-Husbands.
Liz recently collaborated with Miranda Lambert on her last album Wildcard
landing her 5 cuts including, "It All Comes Out In The Wash" which was nominated for the GRAMMY Award for Best Country Song in 2020. Rose also has recent releases with many of Country Music’s top artists including, Maren Morris, Gabby Barrett, Lauren Alaina, Ingrid Andress, Kenny Chesney, and more!
Liz Rose is not only a songwriter, but a successful publisher. Rose began as a publisher before signing her first songwriting deal with Jody Williams Music. In 2010, Rose launched Liz Rose Music with her son Scott Ponce as a home for burgeoning songwriters. The company continues to grow and sign new talent. The company operates on the simple principle, "Great Songs, Great People.” Since its inception, Liz Rose Music has built a diverse, distinguished, and talented roster of songwriters and has acquired Number 1 hits.