It’s evident that Natalie Hemby is doing just that – making a mark through her music that has a style and intensity that is uniquely hers. Raised in Nashville, Tennessee, Hemby signed her first publishing deal in 1997 and has since written songs recorded by artists such as Kelly Clarkson, Sheryl Crow, Miranda Lambert, Eli Young Band, Lady Antebellum, Rosi Golan, Toby Keith, Blake Shelton, Little Big Town, Lee Ann Womack, Johnnyswim, Maren Morris and more.
Hemby has garnered six No. 1 country singles – Lady Antebellum’s “Downtown,” Little Big Town’s “Pontoon” and “Tornado,” Miranda Lambert’s “White Liar” and “Automatic” and Justin Moore’s “You Look Like I Need A Drink.” Among her impressive discography is co-writing hits such as 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” feat. Vince Gill (#27 Billboard single). Her song, “A Little More Love” (Jerrod Niemann and Lee Brice) is currently climbing on the country charts.
Hemby is a driving force among songwriters and artists alike. She penned seven songs on Miranda Lambert’s Platinum release and most recently co-wrote 10 songs off Lambert’s new album, The Weight of These Wings. Hemby received international chart success after penning the Labrinth hit, “Jealous,” which Adele noted to Entertainment Weekly was the song she listened to when she needed to cry on cue for her “Hello” music video.
In 2015, Hemby debuted her documentary (which she co-produced and co-wrote the songs featured) – PUXICO. The documentary is based on her grandfather’s hometown and their legendary homecoming event and the music from the album was released this January 2017. The album is available now at all digital retailers. Hemby is currently a songwriter with Creative Nation/Pulse Music.
“You know when you hear a song and it takes you back to a memory? That’s what I want. I want to give people moments to remember.”