Hit Songwriter Bios—Hillary Lindsey
"Hillary Lindsey grew up in the small town of Washington, Georgia writing songs since age 10. She moved to Nashville to enroll in Belmont University's Music Business school in 1994. After fostering relationships within the musical community, Hillary was quickly signed to Famous Music Publishing. In her first year as a writer she had eight cuts.
"Hillary has had her songs recorded by Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Martina McBride, Lee Ann Womack, Lindsey Lohan, Sara Evans and Jessica Andrews. In 2002, Hillary enjoyed her first #1 song 'Blessed', recorded by Martina McBride. During 2003, she had the following singles on the country charts: 'Three Mississippi' by Terri Clark (top 30) and 'Backseat Of A Greyhound Bus' (top 15) by Sara Evans. In 2004, Hillary had two singles 'This One's For The Girls' by Martina McBride (top 5) and 'Simple Life' by Carolyn Dawn Johnson (top 15).
"Hillary has also enjoyed international success with EMI Belgium recording artist Sarah, who took her song 'Very Last Moment' to the top of the pop charts. Recently pop star Lindsey Lohan also recorded 'Very Last Moment.' Warner recording artist Ilse Delange, brought her song 'I'm Not So Tough' to the number one position in her native country, Holland. Hillary's most recent international cut was on Austria's Star Mania winner Verena, with a song called 'Take It.'
"Most recently, Hillary's songs have been recorded by Faith Hill, Trisha Yearwood, Shelly Fairchild and Jessica Andrews. American Idol Winner Carrie Underwood took her song 'Jesus, Take The Wheel' to the top of the country singles charts in January, 2006."
Hillary Lindsey has participated in the Durango Songwriters Expo several times and is always a crowd favorite. Aside from being one of the hottest writers in Nashville, by all accounts Hillary is also one of the finest singers in the business.
Jesus Take The Wheel Lyrics
She was drivin' last Friday
She had a lot on her mind
Jesus take the wheel
It was still getting colder when she made it to the shoulder
Jesus take the wheel
Oh, I'm letting go