Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, United States
Natalie Hemby Wrucke (born Natalie Nicole Hemby on March 15, 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.
Raised in Nashville, Tennessee, Hemby signed her first publishing deal at the age of 19, and began writing with the likes of Jay Joyce (Patti Griffin, Shelby Lynne) and wrote with artists such as Rachael Lampa (When I fall, You Never Know) and the Wilkinsons (L.A.). Natalie’s song “Sweet Girl” was featured in the television show “Felicity” during the fire episode. In March of 2008, she signed a deal with Carnival Music Publishing and has had cuts by Lee Ann Womack (The Bees), Eli Young Band (Mystery in the Making), Miranda Lambert (White Liar, Only Prettier, The Airstream Song, Virginia Bluebell), and more recently the title track to Carrie Underwoods 3rd album (Play On). Drawing inspiration from real life and make believe, she is able to tap into an emotional vein of everyday struggle and turn them into songs of pain, passion, and grace.
Hemby is married to record producer Mike Wrucke.
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