Soundbites of Nashville

Soundbites of Nashville Songwriter

Discover the stories behind the songs with a performance from award-winning Nashville songwriter, Laura Veltz.

Nashville Songwriter
Laura Veltz
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Four-time GRAMMY®-nominated songwriter Laura Veltz is behind many of today’s biggest hits including MULTI-PLATINUM and PLATINUM smashes “Speechless” (Dan + Shay), “What If I Never Get Over You” (Lady A), Drunk Last Night (Eli Young Band), “Lonely Eyes” (Chris Young), “I Could Use A Love Song,” “Rich” and “The Bones” (Maren Morris). 

With a trifecta of GRAMMY® Awards nominations for Best Country Song under her belt with “Speechless,” “The Bones” and “Better Than We Found It” (Morris), Laura is currently among the inaugural class of nominees in the newly minted Songwriter Of The Year, Non-Classical category. Named a 2020 Variety Hitmaker, she has also been awarded four NSAI Awards (“Songs I Wish I’d Written”) and presented with the Yellow Rose of Inspiration Award by the Nashville-based Song Suffragettes for her contributions to the songwriting community.

In 2020, “The Bones” took on a deeper meaning and soared to new heights – reaching No. 1 on the Country charts, achieving Top 10 on both Hot AC and Top 40 charts and shattering the record for most consecutive weeks held by a solo female artist after spending 19 weeks atop the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. The song’s historic reign propelled Laura to become the first female to claim the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Top Country Songwriter chart, a feat she held for five consecutive weeks. The global smash also earned Laura the coveted ACM and CMA Awards for Song of the Year as well as BMI Pop Song of the Year.

Laura’s recent foray into music for film comes with “Dream Girl,” co-written and performed by Tony Award winner Idina Menzel, which was featured in the Amazon/Sony Pictures adaptation of Cinderella. Her latest releases include three songs on Morris’ third studio album, including the title track “Humble Quest”, Callista Clark’s Top 20 debut “It’s ‘Cause I Am” and the title track of Lady A’s eight studio album “What A Song Can Do.” Most recently, Laura collaborated with Demi Lovato to co-write 13 of the 16 tracks on her eighth studio album HOLY FVCK and added producer credits to resume while working with Madeline Edwards for her debut project CRASHLANDED. Her songs have also been recorded by Kelly Clarkson, Reba McEntire, Miranda Lambert, The Highwomen, Dierks Bentley, Kane Brown, Monsta X, Trisha Yearwood, Little Big Town, Ryan Hurd, Brothers Osborne, Carly Pearce, Mitchell Tenpenny, and more.

For the latest info and more, follow Laura’s journey on Instagram.