Hillary Lindsey is a singer-songwriter from Washington, Georgia. She has written for a variety of artists from Faith Hill to Shakira to Lady Gaga. Despite working within numerous genres, Lindsey has had the majority of her songs cut by country stars. Here are the top five songs that were written by country songwriting icon, Hillary Lindsey.
1. “Jesus, Take the Wheel” by Carrie Underwood
Noted as one of Underwood’s greatest hits, “Jesus, Take the Wheel” broke charts as number one on Billboard US Hot Country Songs of 2005-2006. This hit won Underwood Grammy Awards for Best Female Country Vocal Performance and Best Country Song. It also won Single of the Year at the 2005 Academy of Country Music Awards. This song was written with the help of writers Gordie Sampson and Brett James.
2. “Girl Crush” by Little Big Town
“Girl Crush” received 5 music awards, including two Grammys for Best Song of the Year and Best Country Group Performance. The song topped radio charts and was the second most-listened-to song of 2015. In 2016, it continued to be nominated for many awards, winning CMT’s Best Group Video of the Year. It was written by a girl trio: Lindsey, Liz Rose, and Lori McKenna.
3. “Wonder Woman” by Kacey Musgraves
“Wonder Woman” was featured on Musgraves' fourth studio album, Golden Hour. The album won many awards and is credited as Musgraves' most famous album. Lindsey worked closely with Musgraves to write “Wonder Woman." This is the only song that Lindsey has ever written with Musgraves.
4. “You Look Good” by Lady A
This hit ranked number 9 on the Billboard US Hot Country Songs chart in 2017. Lindsey co-wrote the song with songwriters Ryan Hurd and busbee in early 2016. The song was originally for Thomas Rhett, but the group picked it up in hopes of a hit. This is Lindsey’s only song with Lady A.
5. “Fearless” by Taylor Swift
Swift’s original version of Fearless was released in 2008. Being the writer she is, Swift teamed up with Lindsey and her frequent co-writer Liz Rose to create a song that reflected the feeling of falling in love. Swift toured with this record and won various awards with it in 2010. Later on in 2021, Fearless was re-recorded as Fearless (Taylor’s Version). This sparked the rise of Swift’s re-recordings and her ever-growing fandom.
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