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Hillary Lindsey

Hillary Lindsey
Lindsey performing at the 2011 ASCAP concert[1]
Background information
Born USA
Genres Country
Occupation(s) Singer, Songwriter
Years active 1996–present
Associated acts Carrie Underwood, Gwyneth Paltrow, Martina McBride, Sara Evans

Hillary Lindsey is an American singer-songwriter. She has written songs with or for several popular artists including Faith Hill, Martina McBride, Shakira, Lady Antebellum, Gary Allan, Sara Evans, Carrie Underwood, Kellie Pickler, Bon Jovi, Taylor Swift, and Tim McGraw. Lindsey won a Grammy Award for Best Country Song for Carrie Underwood's "Jesus, Take the Wheel".[2][3] In 2011, Lindsey received an Academy Award nomination for "Coming Home," recorded by Gwyneth Paltrow for the soundtrack of Country Strong, in the Best Original Song category. "Coming Home" also received a Golden Globe that same year for Best Original Song along with "There's A Place For Us" making Hillary a double nominee in 2011. To date, she has 10 number one singles as a writer.

In addition to co-writing eight songs for Carrie Underwood's 2012 release Blown Away, Lindsey is also credited with providing backing vocals on the album.


In 1994, Lindsey moved to Nashville to enroll in Belmont University's Music Business school. She tells the story of a roommate who had an internship at a record label and took one of her tapes into work with her. The tape was passed around to publishers, and Hillary was quickly signed to Famous Music Publishing. In her first year as a writer she had eight cuts. She had her first number one song as a writer in 2002 with Martina McBride's "Blessed". Six of her ten number ones as a writer are Carrie Underwood tracks including "Jesus Take The Wheel", "Wasted", "So Small", "Just A Dream", "Last Name" and "Two Black Cadillacs". Thirty million records have been sold featuring her compositions. Recently, Hillary has had two songs featured on the hit ABC smash television series Nashville: "Telescope" performed by Hayden Panettiere and "Change Your Mind" performed by Claire Bowen and Sam Palladio.

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List of songs co-written by Lindsey

Artist Title
Jason Aldean "Wheels Rollin'"
Gary Allan "Every Storm (Runs Out of Rain)"
Dierks Bentley "Bourbon in Kentucky"
BoA "Obsessed"
Bon Jovi "Seat Next to You"
Michelle Branch "Sooner or Later"
"I Want Tears"
"Crazy Ride"
"Long Goodbye"
"Through the Radio"
Chris Brewer "Help Me Out of the Sewer"
Catherine Britt "Dirt Cheap"
Shannon Brown "I Won't Lie"
Caitlin & Will "Address in the Stars"
Carter's Chord "Young Love"
Terri Clark "Three Mississippi"
Miley Cyrus "When I Look at You"
"My Heart Beats for Love"
Ilse DeLange "I'm Not So Tough"
Marie Digby "Breathing Underwater"
Edens Edge "Too Good to Be True"
"Feels So Real"
Emerson Drive "That Kind of Beautiful"
Sara Evans "As If"
"Backseat of a Greyhound Bus"
"Big Cry"
"Four Thirty"
"A Little Bit Stronger"
"Otis Redding"
"Some Things Never Change"
Gloriana "Sunset Lovin"
Jessica Harp "Good Enough for Me"
Katharine McPhee "Say Goodbye"
Faith Hill "Stronger"
"This Is Me"
Carolyn Dawn Johnson "Simple Life"
Lady Antebellum "American Honey"
"Lookin' for a Good Time"
"Cold as Stone"
Aaron Lines "Waitin' on the Wonderful"
Little Big Town "Kiss Goodbye"
"Shut Up Train"
Martina McBride "Blessed"
"This One's for the Girls"
"You're Not Leaving Me"
Lauren Alaina "Tupelo"
Mindy McCready "Songs About You"
Mika "Step With Me"
Heidi Newfield "Cry Cry ('Til the Sun Shines)"
Jamie O'Neal "God Don't Make Mistakes"
Tara Oram "538 Stars"
"Pretty Red Dress"
Rachel Proctor "Where I Belong"
Rascal Flatts "Unstoppable"
"Help Me Remember"
Steel Magnolia "Not Tonight"
"Last Night Again"
Julie Roberts "Men and Mascara"
Gwyneth Paltrow "Coming Home"
Crystal Shawanda "Try"
Mindy Smith "Out Loud"
Taylor Swift "Fearless"
Carrie Underwood "Jesus, Take the Wheel"
"Just a Dream"
"Last Name"
"So Small"
"There's a Place for Us"
"This Time"
"Get Out of this Town"
"Someday When I Stop Loving You"
"Wheel of the World"
"Starts With Goodbye"
"Two Black Cadillacs"
"See You Again"
"Do You Think About Me"
"Forever Changed"
"Nobody Ever Told You"
"Thank God for Hometowns"
"Good in Goodbye"
"Leave Love Alone"
"Keep Us Safe"
Keith Urban "This Is Me"
"God Made Woman"
Rhonda Vincent "I've Forgotten You"
Michelle Wright "I've Forgotten You"
Trisha Yearwood "The Good Stuff"
Ashliegh Lisset "Kill The Headlights"
Jamie Tate "Love Looks Good on You"
Shakira "Spotlight"
"Medicine" (featuring Blake Shelton)
Tim McGraw "Shotgun Rider"
Brad Paisley "Oh Love" (duet with Carrie Underwood)
Nashville Cast "Telescope"
"Change Your Mind"
Kellie Pickler "Girls Like Me"
"I Forgive You"
Cassadee Pope "Champagne"
"One Song Away"


  1. ^ Padua, Pat (May 12, 2011). "Pic(s) of the Week: They Write the Songs Edition". Library of Congress - In the Muse: Performing Arts Blog. Retrieved ~{0} ~{1}. 
  2. ^ "Hillary Lindsey biography". Durango Songwriters Expo. Retrieved 2009-02-02. 
  3. ^ "Hillary Lindsey wins Grammy". The News-Reporter. 2007-02-15. Retrieved 2009-02-02. 
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