“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.” 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 Kelly Clarkson, Maren Morris, Sheryl Crow, Miranda Lambert, Kacey Musgraves, Lady Gaga, Dierks Bentley, Eli Young Band, Lady Antebellum, Chris Isaak, Blake Shelton, Little Big Town, Lee Ann Womack, Johnnyswim, and more. Hemby has garnered seven No. 1 country singles – Lady Antebellum’s “Downtown,” Little Big Town’s “Pontoon” and “Tornado,” Miranda Lambert’s “White Liar” and “Automatic,” Justin Moore’s “You Look Like I Need A Drink,” and Jon Pardi’s “Heartache Medication.”
Hemby is a driving force among songwriters and artists alike. 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 in January 2017. PUXICO, Hemby’s first released record, received rave reviews from The Wall Street Journal, No Depression Magazine, PopMatters, The New York Times and Rolling Stone. In August 2017, she opened for Faith Hill and Tim McGraw on their SOUL II SOUL tour, and opened for Amy Grant and Vince Gill for 10 Nights at the Ryman Theatre for their Christmas Show.
In 2019, Natalie joined The Highwomen alongside Brandi Carlile, Maren Morris and Amanda Shires. Their self-titled album received numerous accolades and critical acclaim across the industry. In 2020, Hemby became a GRAMMY winner for “I’ll Never Love Again” which she penned for Lady Gaga in “A Star Is Born.”