Luke Laird is a GRAMMY® winning producer and hit songwriter. Since moving to Nashville from a small farming town in Pennsylvania, Luke has been hailed as one of the top songwriters in the industry with 20 Billboard® No. 1 singles, 2 Billboard No. 1’s as a producer and he was named this year’s ACM Songwriter of the Year and the BMI Songwriter of the Year in 2012. As a songwriter, he has had over 100 album cuts and 38 radio singles – 24 of which have hit the Top 5. In his career, Luke has had three separate years where every one of his singles peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard® charts. Luke currently writes for and co-owns Nashville-based publishing and management company, Creative Nation with his wife, Beth.
Among his producing credits, Luke co-produced Kacey Musgraves’ debut album, Same Trailer, Different Park, which released in 2013. The following year he received a GRAMMY® for Best Country Album and an ACM Award for Album of the Year for the project. In 2015, Luke returned to the studio to co-produce Kacey’s critically-acclaimed sophomore album, Pageant Material.
Last year Luke was nominated for two GRAMMY® Awards, two ACM Awards, two CMA Awards, was a recipient of the CMA Triple Play Award and received two NSAI Songs I Wish I Would Have Written Awards. He was most recently nominated for Best Country Song for “Diamond Rings and Old Barstools” (Tim McGraw) and Best Country Album for co-producing Pageant Material (Kacey Musgraves) at the 2016 GRAMMY® Awards.
Luke’s 20 No. 1 Billboard® singles: “Gonna” (Blake Shelton), “I See You” (Luke Bryan), “Talladega” and “Give Me Back My Hometown” (Eric Church), “American Kids” (Kenny Chesney), “Sunshine & Whiskey” (Frankie Ballard), “One Of Those Nights” (Tim McGraw), “Downtown” (Lady Antebellum), “Somebody’s Heartbreak” (Hunter Hayes), “Beat This Summer” (Brad Paisley), “Pontoon” (Little Big Town), “Drink In My Hand” (Eric Church), “You” (Chris Young), “A Little Bit Stronger” (Sara Evans), “Take A Back Road” (Rodney Atkins), “Hillbilly Bone” (Blake Shelton), “Temporary Home,” “Undo It,” “So Small,” and “Last Name” (Carrie Underwood).
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