| Singer, songwriter|
| Hillary Lindsey|
| Carrie Underwood, Gwyneth Paltrow, Martina McBride, Sara Evans|
Country Music Association Award for Song of the Year, Grammy Award for Best Country Song
Grammy Award for Song of the Year
Carrie Underwood, Liz Rose, Lori McKenna, Chris DeStefano, Luke Laird
Hillary Lindsey is an American singer-songwriter. She has written songs with or for several popular artists including Michelle Branch, Faith Hill, Martina McBride, Shakira, Lady Antebellum, Gary Allan, Sara Evans, Carrie Underwood, Kellie Pickler, Bon Jovi, Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, Tim McGraw and Luke Bryan. Lindsey won a Grammy Award for Best Country Song for Carrie Underwood's "Jesus, Take the Wheel". 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 Lindsey a double nominee in 2011. As of 2015, she has had 15 number one singles as a writer.
She has been nominated twice for the prestigious Grammy Award for Song of the Year for her work on "Jesus Take the Wheel" and "Girl Crush".
In addition to co-writing eight songs for Carrie Underwood's 2012 release Blown Away, Lindsey is 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 Lindsey 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. She has had two songs featured on the ABC television series Nashville: "Telescope"" performed by Hayden Panettiere and "Change Your Mind" performed by Clare Bowen and Sam Palladio.
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