Ed Hill

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Ed Hill
OriginHanford, California, US
Years active1970-present

Ed Hill (born in Hanford, California) is an American country music songwriter. Hill has been active since the early 1970s. Hill plays piano and keyboard and has backed Merle Haggard and Kris Kristofferson.[1][2][3] Hill joined the Palomino Club's house band, the Palomino Riders, in the late 1970s, and backed artists like Marty Robbins and Willie Nelson.[1][2][4] In 1980, he joined the Gilley's Urban Cowboy Band and won a Grammy Award for Best Country Instrumental Performance for "Orange Blossom Special/Hoedown".[2][5]

In 1980 and 1982, he was nominated for an Academy of Country Music Award in the piano player category.[1]

In late 1987, he joined New Haven Music which was sold to BMG in 1997.[1][2]

He has won four Nashville Songwriters Association International Awards for "Songs I Wish Had Written". They include: It Matters To Me (song) by Faith Hill, Georgia Rain by Trisha Yearwood, Find Out Who Your Friends Are by Tracy Lawrence and Just Fishin' by Trace Adkins.[1][2][3][6][7][8][9][10][11][12][13]

In 2012, Hill was nominated for a Grammy Award in the Best Country Song category for Just Fishin' written with Casey Beathard and Monty Criswell.[10][14]

Singles written or co-written by Ed Hill[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Ed Hill | MusicWorld | BMI.com Archived June 7, 2013, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i Ed Hill: Persistence & Inspiration Archived April 15, 2013, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae http://www.discogs.com/artist/Ed+Hill
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-06-15. Retrieved 2013-05-30.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ Grammy Awards of the 1980s Archived August 20, 2013, at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ a b ‘Find Out Who Your Friends Are’ Makes History | News | BMI.com Archived October 8, 2013, at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ a b c CMT : News : Ed Hill, Casey Beathard Lauded for Tracy Lawrence No. 1
  8. ^ a b c CMT : News : Toby Keith Wins BMI Song, Songwriter Honors Archived February 21, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ BMI Declares "As Good as I Once Was" Year's Top Song | VH1 News
  10. ^ a b c It goes a little something like this, Don Cook, Bernie Nelson, Rivers Rutherford, Ed Hill Archived May 20, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
  11. ^ NSAI Songwriter Achievement Awards – 2012 on NSAI Archived March 14, 2014, at the Wayback Machine
  12. ^ NSAI Songwriter Achievement Awards - 2007 on NSAI Archived February 25, 2013, at the Wayback Machine
  13. ^ Steele, Paisley Top NSAI Award Winners | Billboard
  14. ^ a b Trace Adkins Confirms - PROUD TO BE HERE Is Set for August 2 Release on Show Dog - Universal Music - The Business Journals
  15. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab Ed Hill ••• Top Songs as Writer ••• Music VF, US & UK hits charts
  16. ^ "I'm All About It - Randy Houser : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards : AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 18 August 2015.
  17. ^ a b http://www.bmi.com/photos/entry/559610l[dead link]