The Highwomen's Hemby realizes a Fantasy
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The Highwomen's Hemby realizes a Fantasy

Thursday, February 11, 2021 – Songwriter Natalie Hemby, who is also a member The Highwomen, inked a world-wiide recording contract with Fantasy Records and will release a new solo album later this year.

The GRAMMY-winning songwriter is also is a double nominee for Country Song of the Year at next month's GRAMMY Awards for The Highwomen's "Crowded Table," and Miranda Lambert's number one country single, "Bluebird." Last year, Hemby won her first GRAMMY Award, Best Song Written for Visual Media for Lady Gaga's "I'll Never Love Again," from "A Star Is Born."

"Natalie Hemby is a masterful singer-songwriter, a visionary artist, and a dynamic, influential presence among Nashville's creative community," said Fantasy Records President, Margi Cheske. "We're thrilled to welcome her to the Fantasy family and look forward to working closely with the great team at Mick Management to bring this incredible new album to the world."

"Both Mick Management and Fantasy Records have an exceptional and eclectic roster of artists they work with, said Hemby." "Their teams are some of the most respected in the music business. I'm so proud to be a part of their musical is truly a dream come true for me."

Since Hemby signed her first publishing deal at 19, the Nashville native has amassed eight number one country singles including Lady A's "Downtown," Justin Moore's "You Look Like I Need A Drink," Jon Pardi's "Heartache Medication," Little Big Town's "Pontoon" and "Tornado," and Lambert's "White Liar," "Automatic," and "Bluebird." Her songs have also been recorded by Kacey Musgraves, Maren Morris, Sheryl Crow, Lady Gaga, Dierks Bentley, Eli Young Band, Kelly Clarkson, Rag'n'Bone Man and Labrinth.

In 2019, Hemby, Morris, Brandi Carlile and Amanda Shires formed The Highwomen. The supergroup's self-titled debut album debuted at number one on Billboard's Country chart and won Americana Music Honors & Awards for Album of the Year, Duo/Group of the Year, and Song of the Year ("Crowded Table.")

Hemby's first solo album, "Puxico," was released in 2017.

The upcoming new album, produced and mixed by her husband, Mike Wrucke. He also produced "Puxico."

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