Salt & Light Studio hosts songwriter Natalie Hemby
Salt & Light Studio hosted Grammy-nominated songwriter Natalie Hemby this week, giving students a unique perspective into the world of songwriting.
Hemby has written six #1 country hits for artists including Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Miranda Lambert, and Justin Moore. She's written songs for other successful artists including Kelly Clarkson, Kacey Musgraves, Sheryl Crowe, Dierks Bently, Eli Young Band, Maren Morris, Chris Isaak, Blake Shelton, Lee Ann Womack, and Johnnyswim. She also just cowrote two songs with Lady Gaga, both appearing on the A Star is Born soundtrack.
A driving force among songwriters and arists alike, Hemby shared her artistry with students: "It takes lots of sacrifice to be an artist. It's also learning how to prioritize and how to say no to things. Learn what you are good at. You have to believe in yourself and believe God has a purpose for your life"
Hemby also encouraged students to persevere and not to be discouraged to take a job they might not love to finance what they are passionate about.
"Let go of your successes as you let go of your failures. You have to let them go if you are going to grow." says Hemby.
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