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Top Songs Written by Lori McKenna

Lori McKenna has been one of the most in-demand writers in Nashville for quite some time now. The songstress has written a lengthy catalog of hits for other artists as well as collections of her own personal writing in The Balladeer, The Bird and The Rifle, The Tree, and more. Here are a few songs that McKenna has written for other artists.


1. “Crowded Table” - The Highwomen

The Highwomen, composed of Brandi Carlile, Natalie Hemby, Amanda Shires, and Maren Morris, joined forces to build an all-female supergroup. Written by McKenna, Carlile, and Hemby, is a song about the need for inclusivity. There is a number of moving parts stapled in its lyricism such as they crave acceptance.

“I want a house with a crowded table / And a place by the fire for everyone / Let us take on the world while we're young and able / And bring us back together when the day is done.”


2. “Girl Crush” - Little Big Town

“Girl Crush,” written by McKenna, Hillary Lindsey, and Liz Rose, is a guitar-driven ballad. Produced by Jay Joyce, the single found a home on the band’s sixth studio album Pain Killer. The song reached number one on US country radio and was the second most played song of 2015. The song’s lyricism speaks of the obsession from a women towards another women who took away her flame.


This song won McKenna a Grammy nomination for Song of the Year and won the Grammy for Best Country song.


3. “God Made Girls” - Raelynn