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Luke Robert Laird (born c. 1978 in Hartstown, Pennsylvania)[1] is an American country music songwriter and producer. His #1 Billboard singles include Carrie Underwood’s "So Small", "Last Name", "Temporary Home", and "Undo It", Blake Shelton’s "Hillbilly Bone" featuring Trace Adkins, Sara Evans’s "A Little Bit Stronger", Rodney Atkins’s "Take a Back Road", Eric Church’s "Drink in My Hand", Little Big Town's "Pontoon",[2] Hunter Hayes' "Somebody's Heartbreak",[3] Chris Young’s "You".,[4] Eric Church's "Talladega, Luke Bryan's "I See You," and Jon Pardi's "Head Over Boots."[5] He has also written and produced songs for Tim McGraw, Rascal Flatts, Kacey Musgraves, Toby Keith, Ne-Yo, John Legend, Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert, Darius Rucker, and many others.[6] After graduating from Grove City Area High School, Laird moved to Tennessee
Tennessee
in 1997 and attended Middle Tennessee
Tennessee
State University. In December 2001 he graduated from MTSU with a degree in Recording Industry Management,[4] then became an assistant tour manager for Brooks & Dunn while seeking a contract as a songwriter.[7] In 2002 he signed a publishing deal with Bertelsmann Music Group
Bertelsmann Music Group
Publishing and landed his first cut on Lee Ann Womack's There's More Where That Came From album with a song titled "Painless" co-written with Bill Luther and Hillary Lindsey.[8] He was named BMI's Country Songwriter of the Year in 2012, having co-written five songs that appeared on the year's most played list.[9] Additionally, his song with Rodney Atkins, "Take a Back Road" was named Song of the Year.[10] Both in 2012 and 2013, he was nominated for Songwriter of the Year at the Academy of Country Music Awards[11][12] In 2014, Laird received a Grammy Award
Grammy Award
for his work as a producer on Kacey Musgraves
Kacey Musgraves
album Same Trailer Different Park, which was named Best Country Album[13]

Contents

1 Creative Nation 2 Songwriting discography 3 Production discography 4 Awards and nominations 5 References

Creative Nation[edit] In 2011, Laird and his wife Beth Mason Laird[14] founded Creative Nation, a music publishing and management company that is home to Country Music songwriters and producers, including Laird, Barry Dean, Natalie Hemby, Lori McKenna, Steve Moakler, Kassi Ashton, and Maggie Chapman. The company has partnerships with Universal Music Publishing Group[15] and Pulse Recording.[16] Creative Nation
Creative Nation
is based in Nashville, Tennessee.[17] Songwriting discography[edit]

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Year Artist Album Song Co-written with

2005 Lee Ann Womack There's More Where That Came From "Painless" Hillary Lindsey, Bill Luther

2007 Tim McGraw Let It Go "Put Your Lovin' On Me" Hillary Lindsey

Rascal Flatts Still Feels Good " Help Me Remember" Hillary Lindsey, Edward Hill

Carrie Underwood Carnival Ride "So Small" Carrie Underwood, Hillary Lindsey

"Last Name"

"Twisted" Brett James, Hillary Lindsey

2008 Crystal Shawanda Dawn of a New Day "Try" Hillary Lindsey, Edward Hill

Jessica Simpson Do You Know "You're My Sunday" Jessica Simpson, Hillary Lindsey

"Sipping On History"

Phil Stacey Phil Stacey "Find You" busbee

2009 Emerson Drive Believe "That Kind of Beautiful" Hillary Lindsey, Gordie Sampson

"Your Last" Lisa Carver

Mitchel Musso Mitchel Musso "Get Out" Lindy Robbins, Matthew Wilder

Joe Nichols Old Things New "Figure That One Out"

Carrie Underwood Play On "Mama's Song" Carrie Underwood, Kara DioGuardi, Marti Frederiksen

"Undo It"

"Temporary Home" Carrie Underwood, Zac Maloy

"Play On" Carrie Underwood, Natalie Hemby

Holly Williams Here with Me "Keep the Change" Hillary Lindsey

2010 Trace Adkins Cowboy's Back In Town "Don't Mind If I Don't" Ashley Gorley

Laura Bell Bundy Achin' and Shakin' "Boyfriend?" Laura Bell Bundy, Barry Dean

"Everybody" Laura Bell Bundy, Mike Shimshack

Sarah Buxton Sarah Buxton "Big Blue Sky" Jedd Hughes

Amy Grant Somewhere Down the Road "Overnight" Amy Grant, Natalie Hemby, Audrey Spillman

Jessica Harp A Woman Needs "Good Enough For Me" Hillary Lindsey, Carrie Underwood

Little Big Town The Reason Why "Shut Up Train" Hillary Lindsey, Chris Tompkins

Katharine McPhee Unbroken "Last Letter" Katharine McPhee, Barry Dean

"Anybody's Heart"

Blake Shelton Hillbilly Bone "Hillbilly Bone" (featuring Trace Adkins) Craig Wiseman

Clay Walker She Won't Be Lonely Long "People In Planes" Barry Dean

Cassandra Wilson
Cassandra Wilson
feat. John Legend Cassandra Wilson: Silver Pony "Watch The Sunrise" John Legend, Steven Jones

2011 Lauren Alaina Wildflower "Funny Thing About Love" Lauren Alaina, Brett James

Rodney Atkins Take a Back Road "Take a Back Road" Rhett Akins

Francesca Battistelli Hundred More Years "So Long" Francesca Battistelli

Jason Michael Carroll Numbers "Hell or Hallelujah" Jason Michael Carroll, Jeremy Spillman

Charlotte Church Back to Scratch "Suitcase" Barry Dean, Charlotte Church

"Unraveling"

"The Story Of Us"

Eric Church Chief "Hungover & Hard Up" Eric Church

"Over When It's Over"

Sara Evans Stronger "A Little Bit Stronger" Hillary Lindsey, Hillary Scott

"Life Without Losing" Sara Evans, Barry Dean, Andrew Dorff

Miranda Lambert Four the Record "Fine Tune" Natalie Hemby

"Baggage Claim" Miranda Lambert, Natalie Hemby

Steve Moakler Watching Time Run "Best Thing" Steve Moakler

Xenia Send You Hope "Snapshot" David Hodges, Hillary Lindsey

2012 Boys Like Girls Crazy World "Life of the Party" Martin Johnson

"Shoot" Martin Johnson

Lee Brice Hard 2 Love "Parking Lot Party" Lee Brice, Thomas Rhett, Rhett Akins

Luke Bryan Spring Break…Here to Party "Little Bit Later On" Luke Bryan, Ashley Gorley

Eric Church Chief "Drink in My Hand Eric Church, Michael P. Henney

Florida Georgia Line Here's to the Good Times "Party People" Shane McAnally, J. T. Harding

Brandon Heath Blue Mountain "Blue Mountain" Barry Dean, Brandon Heath

Megan Hilty It Happens All The Time "Walk Away" Carrie Underwood, Ne-Yo

Little Big Town Tornado "Pontoon" Barry Dean, Natalie Hemby

"On Fire Tonight" Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman, Phillip Sweet, Jimi Westbrook

Neal McCoy XII "A-OK" Barry Dean, Brett Eldredge

Jennette McCurdy Jennette McCurdy "Put Your Arms Around Someone" Jennette McCurdy, Jessi Alexander

"Have To Say Goodbye"

Tim McGraw Emotional Traffic "Halo" Jedd Hughes

Ne-Yo R.E.D. "She Is" Ne-Yo

Jay Sean, Jewel, Owl City Child Hunger Ends Here (ConAgra Foods) "Here's Hope" Hunter Hayes, Barry Dean

Carrie Underwood Blown Away "Nobody Ever Told You" Carrie Underwood, Hillary Lindsey

"Thank God for Hometowns" Ashley Gorley, Hillary Lindsey

"One Way Ticket" Carrie Underwood, Josh Kear

Chris Young Neon (Chris Young album) "You" Chris Young

2013 Jason Aldean Night Train "1994" Barry Dean, Thomas Rhett

Lee Brice Hard 2 Love "Parking Lot Party" Lee Brice, Rhett Akins, Thomas Rhett

Luke Bryan Crash My Party "I See You" Luke Bryan, Ashley Gorley

"Your Mama Should've Named You Whiskey" Thomas Rhett, Jeremy Spillman

Joel Crouse Ever the River Runs "If You Want Some" Joel Crouse, Jamie Houston

Sheryl Crow Feels Like Home "We Oughta Be Drinkin" Sheryl Crow, Chris DuBois

"Homecoming Queen" Brandy Clark, Shane McAnally

Ronnie Dunn Peace, Love, and Country Music "I Wish I Still Smoked Cigarettes" Barry Dean, Lori McKenna

Brett Eldredge Bring You Back "On and On" Brett Eldredge, Shane McAnally

"Gotta Get There" Brett Eldredge, Barry Dean

Amy Grant How Mercy Looks from Here "I'm Not Giving Up On You" Molly Reed

Hunter Hayes Hunter Hayes "Somebody's Heartbreak" Hunter Hayes, Andrew Dorff

Toby Keith Drinks After Work "Drinks After Work" Natalie Hemby, Barry Dean

Lady Antebellum Golden "Downtown" Shane McAnally, Natalie Hemby

Tim McGraw Two Lanes of Freedom "One of Those Nights" Rodney Clawson, Chris Tompkins

Kacey Musgraves Same Trailer Different Park "Blowin' Smoke" Kacey Musgraves, Shane McAnally

"I Miss You" Kacey Musgraves, Josh Osbourne

"Back On The Map" Kacey Musgraves

"It Is What It Is" Kacey Musgraves, Brandy Clark

"Step Off" Kacey Musgraves, Shane McAnally

Jake Owen Days of Gold "Tall Glass of Something" Barry Dean, Jaren Johnston

Brad Paisley Wheelhouse "Beat This Summer" Brad Paisley, Chris DuBois

Thomas Rhett It Goes Like This "Call Me Up" Rhett Akins, Shane McAnally

Darius Rucker True Believers "Radio" Darius Rucker, Ashley Gorley

Thompson Square Just Feels Good "Testing The Water" Shane McAnally, Hillary Lindsey

2014 Frankie Ballard Sunshine & Whiskey "Sunshine & Whiskey" Jaren Johnston

"Drinky Drink" Jaren Johnston

Kenny Chesney The Big Revival "American Kids" Kenny Chesney, Shane McAnally

Eric Church The Outsiders "Give Me Back My Hometown" Eric Church

Gloriana Best Night Ever Single "Best Night Ever" Ashley Gorley, Hillary Lindsey

Lucy Hale Road Between "You Sound Good to Me" Ashley Gorley, Hillary Lindsey

Hunter Hayes Storyline "Wild Card" Hunter Hayes, Barry Dean

Lady Antebellum 747 "Damn You Seventeen" Shane McAnally, Rodney Clawson

"Slow Rollin'" Rodney Clawson

Miranda Lambert Platinum "Hard Staying Sober" Miranda Lambert, Natalie Hemby

"Smokin' and Drinkin'" Natalie Hemby, Shane McAnally

Tim McGraw Sundown Heaven Town "Lincoln Continentals And Cadillacs" Rodney Clawson, Ashley Gorley

"Diamond Rings and Old Barstools" Barry Dean, Jonathan Singleton

Kacey Musgraves Same Trailer Different Park "Keep It To Yourself" Kacey Musgraves
Kacey Musgraves
Shane McAnally

Angaleena Presley American Middle Class "Surrender" Angaleena Presley, Barry Dean

Blake Shelton Bringing Back the Sunshine "Gonna" Craig Wiseman

"Anyone Else" Barry Dean, Natalie Hemby

"Messed Up" Shane McAnally, Ashley Gorley

Dallas Smith Tippin Point "Slow Rollin'" Rodney Clawson

Thompson Square Just Feels Good "Testing The Water" Shane McAnally, Hillary Lindsey

Carrie Underwood N/A "Keep Us Safe" Carrie Underwood, Hillary Lindsey, Shane McAnally

2015 Luke Bryan Crash My Party "I See You" Luke Bryan, Ashley Gorley

Eric Church The Outsiders "Talladega" Eric Church

Skylar Grey Furious 7 Soundtrack "I Will Return" Skylar Grey, Jonathan Rotem

Ashley Monroe On To Something Good Single "On To Something Good" Barry Dean, Ashley Monroe

Cam Untamed "Half Broke Heart" Camaron Ochs, Tyler Johnson

Kacey Musgraves Pageant Material "High Time" Kacey Musgraves, Shane McAnally

"Dime Store Cowgirl" Kacey Musgraves, Shane McAnally

"Pageant Material" Kacey Musgraves, Shane McAnally

"This Town" Kacey Musgraves, Brandy Clark

"Die Fun" Kacey Musgraves, Shane McAnally

"Good Ol' Boys Club" Kacey Musgraves, Natalie Hemby

Jon Pardi California Sunrise "Head Over Boots"[5] Jon Pardi

RaeLynn Me EP "Better Do It" Barry Dean, RaeLynn

2016 Brandy Clark Big Day in a Small Town "Homecoming Queen" Brandy Clark, Shane McAnally

Jake Owen American Love "American Love" Jaren Johnston

"If He Ain't Gonna Love You" Shane McAnally, Chris Stapleton

Luke Bryan Kill the Lights "Fast" Luke Bryan, Rodney Clawson

Production discography[edit]

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Year Artist Album Details

2012 Ne-Yo R.E.D. Producer

2013 Brett Eldredge Bring You Back Producer

Kacey Musgraves Same Trailer Different Park Producer

Thomas Rhett It Goes Like This Producer

2015 Kacey Musgraves Pageant Material Producer

Awards and nominations[edit]

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Grammy Awards

2015 Nominee: Best Country Song (writer) - "American Kids" by Kenny Chesney 2015 Nominee: Best Country Song (writer) - "Give Me Back My Hometown" by Eric Church 2014 Winner: Best Country Album (producer) - "Same Trailer Different Park" by Kacey Musgraves

Country Music Association Awards

2015 Winner: Triple Play Award 2014 Winner: Triple Play Award 2014 Nominee: Song of the Year (writer) - "Give Me Back My Hometown" by Eric Church 2013 Winner: Triple Play Award 2013 Nominee: Song of the Year (writer) - "Pontoon" by Little Big Town 2013 Nominee: Album of the Year (producer) - Same Trailer Different Park by Kacey Musgraves 2013 Nominee: Single of the Year (producer) - "Merry Go 'Round" by Kacey Musgraves 2011 Winner: Triple Play Award

Academy of Country Music Awards

2015 Nominee: Best Country Song (writer) - "American Kids" by Kenny Chesney 2015 Nominee: Best Country Song (writer) - "Give Me Back My Hometown" by Eric Church 2015 Winner: Songwriter of the Year 2014 Winner: Album of the Year (producer) - Same Trailer Different Park by Kacey Musgraves 2014 Nominee: Songwriter of the Year 2013 Nominee: Songwriter of the Year 2012 Nominee: Songwriter of the Year

American Country Awards

2013 Nominee: Song of the Year (writer) - "Pontoon" by Little Big Town

BMI Country Music Awards

2012 Winner: Songwriter of the Year 2012 Winner: Song of the Year (writer) - "Take a Back Road" by Rodney Atkins

References[edit]

^ Chiodo, Pet (June 1, 2010). "Hit-song writer and former local Laird enjoys Nashville music scene". The Meadville Tribune.  ^ Parker, Eric (September 4, 2012). " Little Big Town
Little Big Town
Earns First No. 1 Single". MusicRow.  ^ Wyland, Sarah (April 3, 2013). " Hunter Hayes
Hunter Hayes
to Premiere New Song on ACM Awards". Great American Country.  ^ a b Allen, Eric (July 6, 2011). "Luke Laird: One of Music City's Top Songwriters is also an MTSU Alum". The Murfreesboro Pulse. Retrieved November 6, 2011.  ^ a b Thompson, Gayle (January 4, 2017). "Story Behind the Song: Jon Pardi, 'Head Over Boots'". The Boot.  ^ " Luke Laird
Luke Laird
- Credits". AllMusic.  ^ "Luke Laird". Universal Music Publishing Group. Retrieved November 6, 2011.  ^ Landauer, Janelle (March 23, 2008). " Luke Laird
Luke Laird
Chases His Dream of Becoming A Songwriter –– And Scores BIG With 'So Small'". Country Music Online. Retrieved November 6, 2011.  ^ "2012 BMI Country Awards". Broadcast Music, Inc.  ^ Paulson, Dave (October 30, 2012). "2012 BMI Country Awards honor Tom T. Hall, Dallas Davidson, Luke Laird". The Tennessean.  ^ "Academy of Country Music :: News". Academy of Country Music. January 6, 2012. Retrieved January 29, 2014.  ^ Rogers, Christopher (February 13, 2013). "2013 Academy Of Country Music Award Nominees: Taylor Swift & More — Full List". Hollywood Life. Retrieved January 29, 2014.  ^ Lewis, Randy (January 26, 2013). "Grammys 2014: Kacey Musgraves
Kacey Musgraves
wins award for best country album". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved January 29, 2014.  ^ "POWER PLAYERS: 30 UNDER 30: Beth Mason Laird, Director of writer/publisher relations, BMI Nashville". Billboard. August 18, 2010.  ^ " Universal Music Publishing Group
Universal Music Publishing Group
Re-Signs Nashville Hit-Maker Luke Laird To New, World-Wide Publishing Agreement" (Press release). Universal Music Publishing Group. March 6, 2012.  ^ "Pulse Recording and Creative Nation
Creative Nation
Announce Exclusive Partnership". Globenewswire.com. Retrieved 2014-08-10.  ^ "About". Creative Nation. 

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