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, Little Big Town, Jon Pardi, Kacey Musgraves, and Lady Gaga. In 2019, she joined the quartet The Highwomen alongside Brandi Carlile, Amanda Shires and Maren Morris.
|Birth name||Natalie Nicole Hemby|
|Born||March 24, 1977|
Puxico, Missouri, United States
|Origin||Nashville, Tennessee, United States|
|Genres||Country, folk music, singer-songwriter|
|Years active||late 2000s-present|
|Associated acts||The Highwomen|
Hemby has accumulated five No. 1 Billboard singles during her career. Hemby's cuts include "White Liar" and "Only Prettier" by Miranda Lambert, "Pontoon" and "Tornado" by Little Big Town, "Drinks After Work" by Toby Keith and "Automatic" by Miranda Lambert. She is currently a writer at Universal Music Group Nashville (UMPG), and has formerly been affiliated with EMI Publishing and Carnival Music.
On January 13, 2017, Hemby released her first studio album, Puxico, named after the Missouri town where her grandfather lived, via the label GetWrucke Productions which she runs with her husband, music producer Mike Wrucke.
Hemby was revealed as the final member of The Highwomen, a country music group that already featured Brandi Carlile, Maren Morris and Amanda Shires, on April 1, 2019 when the group performed live for the first time at the Bridgestone Arena as part of an 87th birthday tribute concert for Loretta Lynn. "Redesigning Women" was released on July 19, 2019 as the first single from their self-titled debut album set for release on September 6, 2019.
Hemby is married to record producer Mike Wrucke.
- Puxico (2017)
With The HighwomenEdit
- The Highwomen (2019)
|2006||Lee Ann Womack||Call Me Crazy||"The Bees"||Daniel Tashian|
|2008||Eli Young Band||Jet Black & Jealous||"Mystery in the Making"||Mike Eli|
|2009||Miranda Lambert||Revolution||"White Liar"||Miranda Lambert|
|"Virginia Bluebell"||Miranda Lambert|
|Carrie Underwood||Play On||"Play On"||Carrie Underwood|
|2010||Amy Grant||Somewhere Down the Road||"Overnight"||Amy Grant|
|2011||Miranda Lambert||Four the Record||"Fine Tune"||Luke Laird|
|"Baggage Claim"||Miranda Lambert|
|Eli Young Band||Life at Best||"The Fight"||Tim Putnam|
|"How Quickly You Forget"||Mike Eli|
|2012||Kelly Clarkson||Greatest Hits – Chapter One||"Don't Rush"||Blu Sanders|
|Little Big Town||Tornado||"Pontoon"||Barry Dean|
|"Self Made"||Jedd Hughes|
|"Night Owl"||Karen Fairchild|
|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|
|Toby Keith||Drinks After Work||"Drinks After Work"||Luke Laird|
|Lady Antebellum||Golden||"Downtown"||Shane McAnally|
|Keith Urban||Fuse||"Good Thing"||Keith Urban|
|2014||Miranda Lambert||Platinum||"Automatic"||Miranda Lambert|
|"Babies Makin' Babies"|
|"Smokin' & Drinkin'"
feat. Little Big Town
|"Hard Staying Sober"||Miranda Lambert|
|Sunny Sweeney||Provoked||"Second Guessing"||Sunny Sweeney|
|Blake Shelton||Bringing Back the Sunshine||"Anyone Else"||Luke Laird|
|Little Big Town||Pain Killer||"Quit Breaking Up With Me"||Shane McAnally|
|"Good People"||Jay Joyce|
|"Things You Don't Think About"||Ross Copperman|
|"Turn The Lights On"||Jay Joyce|
|Labrinth||Non-album Single||"Jealous"||Timothy McKenzie|
|2015||Halestorm||Into the Wild Life||"What Sober Couldn't Say"||Lzzy Hale|
|Kelly Clarkson||Piece by Piece||"Good Goes the Bye"||Shane McAnally|
|Jana Kramer||Thirty One||"Said No One Ever"||Nicolle Galyon|
|Miranda Lambert||"Hot Pursuit" Soundtrack||"Two Of A Crime"||Nicolle Galyon|
|Kacey Musgraves||Pageant Material||"Good Ol' Boys Club"||Kacey Musgraves|
|2016||Miranda Lambert||The Weight of These Wings|
|"Highway Vagabond"||Luke Dick|
|"Ugly Lights"||Miranda Lambert|
|"Pink Sunglasses"||Rodney Clawson|
|"Getaway Driver"||Miranda Lambert|
|"Smoking Jacket"||Miranda Lambert|
|"Pushin' Time"||Miranda Lambert|
|"Things That Break"||Miranda Lambert|
Jessi Alexander Stewart
|"Keeper of the Flame"||Miranda Lambert|
|"Six Degrees of Separation"||Miranda Lambert|
|2017||Nelly Furtado||The Ride||"Tap Dancing"||Nelly Furtado|
|2018||Kacey Musgraves||Golden Hour||"Butterflies"||Kacey Musgraves|
|"Velvet Elvis"||Kacey Musgraves|
|Lucie Silvas||E. G. O.||"Kite"||Lucie Silvas
|Lady Gaga||A Star Is Born (2018 soundtrack)||"Always Remember Us This Way"||Lady Gaga |
|"I'll Never Love Again"||Lady Gaga |
|2019||Jon Pardi||Heartache Medication||"Heartache Medication"||Jon Pardi|
|2020||Kelly Clarkson||N/A||"I Dare You"||Jesse Shatkin|
Awards and nominationsEdit
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|2010||Academy of Country Music||Song of the Year||"White Liar"||Nominated|
|Country Music Association||Nominated|
|2013||Country Music Association||Song of the Year||"Pontoon"||Nominated|
|2014||Country Music Association||Song of the Year||"Automatic"||Nominated|
|Nashville Songwriters Association International Awards||Song of the Year||Won|
|2015||Academy of Country Music||Won|
|Grammy Awards||Best Country Song||Nominated|
|2019||Country Music Association||Song of the Year||"Rainbow"||Nominated|
|2020||Grammy Awards||Song of the Year||"Always Remember Us This Way"||Nominated|
|Best Song Written for Visual Media||"I'll Never Love Again" (Film Version)||Won|
|Academy of Country Music||Group of the Year||The Highwomen||Nominated|
|CMT Awards||Group Video of the Year||"Crowded Table"||Nominated|
|Country Music Association||Song of the Year||"Bluebird"||Nominated|
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- "Natalie Hemby". EMI Music Publishing. 2015. Archived from the original on February 19, 2015. Retrieved February 9, 2017.
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- Moss, Marissa R. (April 2, 2019). "See the Highwomen's Live Debut at Loretta Lynn Birthday Show". Rolling Stone. Retrieved March 31, 2020.
- Houghton, Cillea. "The Highwomen Light the Ultimate Bonfire in 'Redesigning Women' Video". Taste of Country. Retrieved March 31, 2020.