Evening of Stories and Songs to Feature Chart Topping Songwriters The Love Junkies — Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna and Liz Rose
NASHVILLE, TN — Music Health Alliance (MHA) announces the lineup for its annual “Coulda Shoulda Woulda” event, presented by Amazon, to benefit the Nashville-based non-profit as it continues its life-saving advocacy and assistance for our nationwide music community. Iconic artists and songwriters The Love Junkies – Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna and Liz Rose – are set to join forces in an impressive evening of stories and songs at 6:30 pm CT on Tuesday, April 25 at Nashville’s City Winery. Contact email@example.com for event sponsorships and advance table sales are open now by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grammy-winning songwriter and Music Health Alliance board member Liz Rose, a founding member of The Love Junkies, created “Coulda Shoulda Woulda” as a compelling spin on the traditional writers round with the concept that guests will get to experience never-heard-before songs and ones that got away…the ‘coulda, shoulda, woulda” songs from some of today’s biggest hitmakers.
“Coulda, Shoulda, Woulda not only celebrates a decade of serving the healthcare needs of music, it also enables us to continue to provide critical healthcare programs and services to Heal The Music,” shared Music Health Alliance Founder and CEO, Tatum Allsep. “We’re honored to have the inspiring, boundary-pushing talents of Liz, Lori and Hillary, the brilliant trio that make up The Love Junkies, as well as Amazon as our title sponsor plus the support of our table sponsors. Together, we are committed to ensuring that no one in the music industry ever has to face the heartbreaking choice between buying food or medicine again.”
As Music Health Alliance enters its tenth year, providing free advocacy and support to over 20,000 members of our nationwide music community and saving the industry over $100 Million in healthcare costs, events like “Coulda Shoulda Woulda” grants and individual and corporate donations are critical to continue Music Health Alliance’s advocacy and free services. 86% of all dollars donated go directly to MHA’s programs and services – for every $1 donation, MHA is able to provide $30 in life-saving healthcare resources to Heal The Music.
“Amazon values opportunities to support programs that have a lasting, positive impact in our community,” said Courtney Ross, Senior Manager, Community Engagement for Amazon. “We’re proud to sponsor this event that provides much needed assistance for our music community.”
For every $1 donation, MHA is able to provide $30 in life-saving healthcare resources to Heal The Music. Working tirelessly the powerhouse team of 12 advocates assist music industry professionals with the entire spectrum of their healthcare needs, ranging from assistance with medical bills or physical and mental health guidance that includes finding doctors or prescription medicine, finding financial grants while recovering from a serious health issue, affordable health insurance, or answers to Medicare questions.
MHA fights so those in our industry never have to feel alone in a health crisis and removes obstacles so patients can receive lifesaving care. MHA continues to advocate on behalf of songwriters, producers, audio engineers, musicians, recording artists, publishers and more across the country. Thanks to the direct efforts of MHA, over 20,000 members of the music community across the country have gained access to lifesaving transplants, medicine, mental health resources, end of life care and many other necessary services. Its services are free to any person who has worked in the music industry for two or more years or who has credited contributions to 4 commercially released recordings or videos. Spouses, partners, and children of qualifying individuals may also receive access to the non-profit’s services from birth to end of life.
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About The Love Junkies: Known collectively as the “Love Junkies,” Liz Rose, Lori McKenna, and Hillary Lindsey are not only great friends, but also some of the most sought-after collaborators in Nashville. They were GRAMMY-nominated for Best Country Song as well as Song Of The Year with their Little Big Town hit, Girl Crush in 2016 taking home the win for Best Country Song. They were GRAMMY nominated together again for Miranda Lambert’s All Comes Out In The Wash in 2020 for Best Country Song. The Love Junkies landed three more cuts on Mirandas record, Wildcard including Fire Escape, Track Record, and Way Too Pretty For Prison featuring Maren Morris. Other notable cuts from the Love Junkies include Parker McCollum’s recent release I Ain’t Going Nowhere, Cry Pretty by Carrie Underwood, Hummingbird by Maren Morris, Three Whisky’s And The Truth, Something Strong, Throw Your Love Away, Lost In California, Sober, and Tumble And Fall all recorded by Little Big Town. They have collaborated with some of the most successful artists in Nashville including Luke Combs, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Lainey Wilson, Carrie Underwood, Gabby Barrett, and more!
About Hillary Lindsey: One of Nashville’s most respected songwriters and go-to hitmakers, Georgia native Hillary Lindsey moved to Nashville in 1994 to attend Belmont University’s Music Business school and quickly became an active part of the industry, earning a publishing deal and soon after celebrating her first in a long string of hits.
Now with 27 #1 songs under her belt, Hillary has had songs recorded by Lady Gaga, Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift, Avicii, Florida Georgia Line, Kacey Musgraves, Luke Bryan, Little Big Town, Dierks Bentley, Tim McGraw, Gary Allan, Lady Antebellum, and countless others – including a career total so far of five CMA Triple Play Awards – in 2010, 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2021. In 2020 and 2021, she was awarded with back to back ACM Songwriter Of The Year awards, as well as honored by the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum with her own feature in the American Currents exhibit, and in 2022, Hillary was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall Of Fame.
Her many other awards include Grammys for Best Country Song for “Jesus Take The Wheel” (Carrie Underwood) in 2007 and “Girl Crush” (Little Big Town) in 2016. “Girl Crush” also earned honors for CMA Song Of The Year and Single Of The Year in 2015 and topped the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for a record-breaking 13 weeks. Hillary’s award-winning “Blue Ain’t Your Color” won NSAI Song of the Year for 2017. The NSAI Song Of the Year award is an award voted on by her peers as part of NSAI’s “Ten Songs I Wish I Had Written” and was her third time garnering this coveted award, a number unprecedented by any other songwriter since Kris Kristofferson in 1973. “Blue Ain’t Your Color” also won MusicRow Magazine Song of the Year for 2017, the 2017 American Music Awards Country Song Of The Year and was recognized at the 2017 CMA Awards as CMA Single Of The Year for 2017. In 2019, Hillary received ASCAP’s esteemed Global Impact Award in recognition of the enduring worldwide popularity of her work.
Hillary is no stranger to success in the world of film and television, having earned Academy Award nominations for the songs “There’s A Place For Us,” recorded by Carrie Underwood for The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader soundtrack, and also for “Coming Home,” recorded by Gwyneth Paltrow for the Country Strong soundtrack. Both songs were also nominated for Golden Globe awards for Best Original Song. In 2018, Hillary had two songs, “Always Remember Us This Way” and “I’ll Never Love Again,” featured in the blockbuster film, A Star Is Born, starring Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper—the latter winning a Grammy in 2020 for Best Song Written for Visual Media.
About Lori McKenna: Over the last three decades, as she became a wife and mother of five, Lori McKenna has also emerged as one of the most respected, prolific singer-songwriters in popular music. On her latest release, The Balladeer, Lori McKenna is offering her most uplifting and up-tempo album in a catalog that spans 20 years. Produced by GRAMMY award winning Dave Cobb and recorded in Nashville’s historic Studio A, The Balladeer follows an incredible stretch of career momentum, including two consecutive Grammy wins as a songwriter for Best Country Song – Little Big Town’s “Girl Crush” and Tim McGraw’s “Humble and Kind.” She has been nominated for the award four other times, most recently with Taylor Swift’s “I Bet You Think About Me,” which features Chris Stapleton and was released in 2021 on her re-recorded album, Red (Taylor’s Version). In 2016, she made history by becoming the Academy of Country Music’s first female Songwriter of the year and in 2017, she became the first female ever to win the Country Music Association’s Song of the Year award two years in a row. Yet her success doesn’t stop there. McKenna co-wrote Lady Gaga’s “Always Remember Us This Way,” which was featured in the Academy Award-winning 2018 film, A Star Is Born, and was also nominated for Grammy Song of the Year in 2020. She has written songs for a multitude of other award-winning artists including Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, Sara Bareilles, Faith Hill, Hunter Hayes, Reba McEntire, and more.
About Liz Rose: Liz Rose is a Songwriter Hall of Fame inductee, multiple GRAMMY Award-winning songwriter, founder of Liz Rose Music publishing company, and Texas Heritage Songwriter Hall Of Fame inductee. A frequent collaborator of Taylor Swift’s, Rose co-wrote 16 songs with Swift, including 2023 GRAMMY nominated Song of the Year, All Too Well (10 minute version)(Taylors Version), the No. 1 crossover hits Teardrops on My Guitar, You Belong With Me, Tim McGraw and GRAMMY’S 2010 Best Country Song, White Horse.
In 2015, she won Song Of The Year at the Country Music Association awards and GRAMMY Best Country Song for the Little Big Town smash, Girl Crush. She has celebrated cuts with Carrie Underwood’s Cry Pretty and Kenny Chesney’s Better Boat.
She has collaborated with Miranda Lambert landing 5 songs on her “Wildcard” album including single, It All Comes Out In The Wash, which was GRAMMY Nominated for Best Country Song in 2020. She has also penned songs for many other artists including Tim McGraw, Dan + Shay, Parker McCollum, Vince Gill, Blake Shelton, Kenny Chesney, Chris Young, and more. She is a dedicated contributor to the songwriting community in Nashville, as a board member of NSAI, CMA, and most recently, one of only two songwriters to be on the board of NMPA.