NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - MARCH 01: Liz Rose speaks during the 13th CMA Triple Play Awards at Saint Elle on March 01, 2023 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Davis/Getty Images)

It won’t be long before we have some of Nashville’s biggest songwriters coming to Augusta.  You don’t want to miss out on The KICKS 99 Songwriter Series!  Get details on the show HERE. Songwriter Liz Rose is going to be part of the show coming up on March 8th at the Columbia County Performing Arts Center. She’s written some big hits that you’ll definitely know.  And she’ll not only sing those songs, but she’ll also share the stories behind those big songs.

Who Is Liz Rose?

Liz Rose was born and raised in Texas.  And while she has written a lot of big songs, you might be surprised to learn that she didn’t start writing songs until she was 37. But since then, she’s written a lot of great songs and won numerous awards.

She’s written 16 songs with Taylor Swift, including quite a few number one hits like “Tim McGraw”, “Teardrops On My Guitar”, and “You Belong With Me”. She helped write “White Horse”, which won the GRAMMY for Best Country Song. In addition, she helped write “Crazy Girl” which won ACM Song of the Year.

Liz also co-wrote Little Big Town’s hit “Girl Crush”, which won a GRAMMY for Best Country Song in 2016 as well as the CMA Award for Song of the Year in 2015.

Writing Songs For Big Artists

Throughout her extensive career, Liz Rose has written for many artists. She’s written for Alison Krauss, Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood, Chris Young, Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw, and more. Altogether, her songs have sold more than 20 million copies.

In addition to songwriting, Liz established her own publishing company with her son back in 2010.  They have a growing list of songwriters that have joined the company, including Liz’s daughter, Caitlin Rose. But her entrepreneur spirit doesn’t end there. At one point, Liz also owned a unique clothing store called Castilleja in Nashville.

Songwriter Liz Rose

So you know she’s written songs for Taylor Swift. But let’s take a look at a few of her other hits you might not realize! You’ll also notice she writes with two other females frequently: Hillary Lindsey and Lori McKenna.  The three of them make up a songwriting team they call “Love Junkies.”

  • "Burn It Down" - Parker McCollum

    It’s a newer song that you might have just started hearing recently. “Burn It Down” is a song that talks about getting rid of the memories made after the end of a relationship.  This song was co-written by Parker McCollum with Liz Rose, along with Lori McKenna and Hillary Lindsey. The song was released in May 2023 and is one of the tracks on Parker’s Never Enough album.

  • "Cry Pretty" - Carrie Underwood

    Parker McCollum’s song isn’t the only time that Liz Rose has collaborated with Lori McKenna and Hillary Lindsey.  The three of them, along with Carrie Underwood, wrote Carrie’s “Cry Pretty”. The song was on her album by the same title that came out in 2018.

  • "It All Comes Out In The Wash" - Miranda Lambert

    This Miranda Lambert song is another product of Liz Rose in collaboration with Lori McKenna and Hillary Lindsey, along with Miranda. It’s a fun song that plays on “dirty laundry” and compares to actual dirty laundry. The song was released back in July 2019 and was on her 7th studio album, Wildcard.

  • "Songs About Rain" - Gary Allan

    Let’s take it back a little further or some of Liz Rose’s early work.  You might remember Gary Allan’s song, “Songs About Rain”.  This song was a collaboration between Rose and Pat McLaughlin. It was released in November 2003.  It was on Gary’s See If I Care album.

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