Liz Rose

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Liz Rose
Origin Dallas, Texas, U.S.
Genres Country
Occupation(s) Songwriter
Years active Early 2000s-Present
Associated acts Gary Allan, Taylor Swift, Jill Johnson, Mockingbird Sun

Liz Rose (born in Dallas, Texas) is an American country music songwriter best known for her work with Taylor Swift. She has co-written twenty of Swift's officially-released songs and singles, including "White Horse," "Teardrops on My Guitar," and "You Belong with Me," which won her and Swift a Grammy Award in 2010.


Liz Rose was born in Dallas, Texas and raised in Irving, Texas.[1] Rose moved to Nashville, Tennessee with her then-husband, Johnny Rose, and began writing songs through the suggestion of a friend. One of her first cuts was "Elisabeth," which was recorded by Billy Gilman.[1] In 2003, Gary Allan took Rose's "Songs About Rain" (co-written with Pat McLaughlin) into the country top 20.[1]

Rose began writing songs with Taylor Swift on Swift's 2006 self-titled debut album, on which Rose has seven co-writer's credits.[2] Among those cuts were the album's first two singles, "Tim McGraw" and "Teardrops on My Guitar," which helped Rose win a Songwriter of the Year award from SESAC in 2007.[3]

Rose continued to collaborate with Swift on her second album, 2008's Fearless, collaborating on the singles "White Horse" and "You Belong with Me"[4] as well as the title track. "White Horse" won both of them the Grammy Award for Best Country Song in 2010,[5] and "You Belong with Me" was nominated for Song of the Year.[6]

On Swift's fourth album, 2012's Red, Rose co-wrote one song, entitled "All Too Well."[7]

She has also worked with songwriting for Swedish country singer Jill Johnson[8] and Nashville-based band Mockingbird Sun, co-writing their second single "Lucky Guy."[9]

She was nominated for Song Of The Year again in 2016 for her work on the song Girl Crush performed by Little Big Town. She is nominated against her long time collaborator Taylor Swift who is nominated for her song Blank Space.

She also frequently contributes to Carrie Underwood and her music. She contributed to a few songs on Storyteller.

Her daughter is country/Americana artist Caitlin Rose.[10]


  1. ^ a b c "Taking the "Backward" Approach with LIZ ROSE". Larry Wayne Clark. Retrieved 11 February 2010. 
  2. ^ Joe Edwards (26 January 2007). "For teen country star Taylor Swift, the time was just right". The Seattle Times. Retrieved 11 February 2010. 
  3. ^ Edward Morris (6 November 2007). ""Tim McGraw" Composer Liz Rose Is SESAC's Songwriter of the Year". CMT. Retrieved 11 February 2010. 
  4. ^ Edward Morris (29 September 2009). "SESAC Honors Songwriter Liz Rose for Taylor Swift's "You Belong With Me"". CMT. Retrieved 11 February 2010. 
  5. ^ Sara D. Anderson (31 January 2010). "'White Horse' wins best country song — Grammys 2010". AOL Radio Blog. Retrieved 11 February 2010. 
  6. ^ "2010 Nominees". Retrieved 12 February 2010. 
  7. ^ "Red". Music. Taylor Retrieved 24 October 2012. 
  8. ^ "Jill Johnson flirtar med katastrofen". Allehanda (in Swedish). 28 September 2011. Retrieved 5 February 2014. 
  9. ^ "Mockingbird Sun". 
  10. ^ "La vie en Rose". The Independent. 25 July 2010. Retrieved 26 August 2010.