Natalie Hemby

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Natalie Hemby
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Background information
Birth nameNatalie Nicole Hemby
Born (1977-03-24) March 24, 1977 (age 41)
Puxico, Missouri, United States[1]
OriginNashville, Tennessee, United States
Occupation(s)Songwriter, singer
Years activelate 2000s-present
Associated actsMiranda Lambert, Little Big Town

Natalie Nicole Hemby Wrucke (born March 24, 1977) is an American country music songwriter and singer. She has written songs for Lee Ann Womack, Eli Young Band, Toby Keith, Miranda Lambert, Sunny Sweeney and Little Big Town.

Early life[edit]

Hemby was born in Puxico, Missouri.[1]



Hemby has accumulated five #1 Billboard singles during her career. Hemby's cuts include "White Liar" and "Only Prettier" by Lambert,[2] "Pontoon" and "Tornado" by Little Big Town,[3] "Drinks After Work" by Keith and "Automatic" by Miranda Lambert. She is currently a writer at Creative Nation Music Publishing, and has formerly been affiliated with EMI Publishing and Carnival Music.[4]

Solo album[edit]

On January 13, 2017, Hemby released her first studio album, Puxico, named after her birthplace, via her own label, GetWrucke Productions.[1][5]

Personal life[edit]

Hemby is married to record producer Mike Wrucke.[3]


Studio albums[edit]

Puxico (2017)


Year Artist Album Song Co-written with
2006 LeeAnn Womack Call Me Crazy "The Bees" Daniel Tashian
2008 Eli Young Band Jet Black & Jealous "Mystery in the Making" Mike Eli
James Young
2009 Miranda Lambert Revolution "White Liar" Miranda Lambert
"Only Prettier"
"Airstream Song"
"Virginia Bluebell" Miranda Lambert
Jennifer Kennard
Carrie Underwood Play On "Play On" Carrie Underwood
Luke Laird
2010 Amy Grant Somewhere Down the Road "Overnight" Amy Grant
Luke Laird
Audrey Spillman
2011 Miranda Lambert Four the Record "Fine Tune" Luke Laird
"Baggage Claim" Miranda Lambert
Luke Laird
Eli Young Band Life at Best "The Fight" Tim Putnam
"How Quickly You Forget" Mike Eli
Daniel Tashian
2012 Kelly Clarkson Greatest Hits – Chapter One "Don't Rush" Blu Sanders
Lindsay Chapman
Little Big Town Tornado "Pontoon" Barry Dean
Luke Laird
"Tornado" Delta Maid
"Self Made" Jedd Hughes
Karen Fairchild
Jimi Westbrook
"Night Owl" Karen Fairchild
Kimberly Schlapman
Phillip Sweet
Jimi Westbrook
Nashville Cast The Music of Nashville: Season 1 Volume 1 "Buried Under" Chris DeStefano
2013 Sheryl Crow Feels Like Home "Stay at Home Mother" Sheryl Crow
Brett Eldredge Bring You Back "Go On Without Me" Ross Copperman
Brett Eldredge
Toby Keith Drinks After Work "Drinks After Work" Luke Laird
Barry Dean
Lady Antebellum Golden "Downtown" Shane McAnally
Luke Laird
Keith Urban Fuse "Good Thing" Keith Urban
Mike Elizondo
2014 Miranda Lambert Platinum "Automatic" Miranda Lambert
Nicolle Galyon
"Girls" Nicolle Galyon
Jimmy Robbins
"Babies Makin' Babies"
"Smokin' & Drinkin'"
feat. Little Big Town
Luke Laird
Shane McAnally
"Hard Staying Sober" Miranda Lambert
Luke Laird
Sunny Sweeney Provoked "Second Guessing" Sunny Sweeney
"Used Cars"
"Backhanded Compliment"
Blake Shelton Bringing Back the Sunshine "Anyone Else" Luke Laird
Barry Dean
Little Big Town Pain Killer "Quit Breaking Up With Me" Shane McAnally
"Good People" Jay Joyce
Jeremy Spillman
"Things You Don't Think About" Ross Copperman
Shane McAnally
"Turn The Lights On" Jay Joyce
Jeremy Spillman
Jimi Westbrook
Karen Fairchild
Kimberly Schlapman
Phillip Sweet
2015 Halestorm Into the Wild Life "What Sober Couldn't Say" Lzzy Hale
Scott Stevens
Joe Hottinger
Kelly Clarkson Piece by Piece "Good Goes the Bye" Shane McAnally
Jimmy Robbins
Jana Kramer Thirty One "Said No One Ever" Nicolle Galyon
Miranda Lambert "[Hot Pursuit" Soundtrack]" "Two Of A Crime" Nicolle Galyon
Miranda Lambert
Kacey Musgraves Pageant Material "Good Ol' Boys Club" Kacey Musgraves
Luke Laird
2016 Miranda Lambert The Weight of These Wings
"Highway Vagabond" Luke Dick
Shane McAnally
"Ugly Lights" Miranda Lambert
Liz Rose
"Pink Sunglasses" Rodney Clawson
Luke Dick
"Getaway Driver" Miranda Lambert
Anderson East
"Smoking Jacket" Miranda Lambert
Lucie Silvas
"Pushin' Time" Miranda Lambert
Foy Vance
"Things That Break" Miranda Lambert
Jessi Alexander Stewart
"Tomboy" Miranda Lambert
Aaron Raitiere
"Keeper of the Flame" Miranda Lambert
Liz Rose
"Six Degrees of Separation" Miranda Lambert
Nicolle Galyon
2017 Nelly Furtado The Ride "Tap Dancing" Nelly Furtado
Liz Rose
2018 Kacey Musgraves Golden Hour "Butterflies" Kacey Musgraves
Luke Laird
"Velvet Elvis" Kacey Musgraves
Luke Dick
"Rainbow" Kacey Musgraves
Shane McAnally

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Association Category Nominated Work Result
2014 Country Music Association Song of the Year "Automatic" Nominated
2014 Nashville Songwriters Association International Awards Song of the Year "Automatic" Won
2015 Academy of Country Music Song of the Year "Automatic" Won
2015 Grammy Awards Best Country Song "Automatic" Nominated


  1. ^ a b c Roland, Tom (3 January 2017). "Luke Combs, Brett Young, RaeLynn Among 2017's Hopeful Newbies" (PDF). Billboard Country Update. Billboard. Retrieved 9 February 2017.
  2. ^ Hemby, Natalie (June 8, 2011). "Songwriting Tips with Natalie Hemby". CCM Magazine. Retrieved May 9, 2013.
  3. ^ a b "Natalie Hemby". EMI Music Publishing. 2015. Archived from the original on 19 February 2015. Retrieved 9 February 2017.
  4. ^ Skates, Sarah (31 October 2011). "Natalie Hemby Finds New Publishing Home". Music Row. Retrieved 9 May 2013.
  5. ^ Moss, Marissa R. (November 28, 2016). "Miranda Lambert Songwriter Natalie Hemby Readies New Album". Rolling Stone. Retrieved January 5, 2017.