Grammy-nominated songwriter Ed Hill had his first major label single in 1989 with Reba McEntire’s “’Til Love Comes Again.” Since then, he’s received multi-million sales awards for the singles “It Matters To Me” by Faith Hill, “Be My Baby Tonight” by John Michael Montgomery, Tracy Lawrence, Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney’s “Find Out Who Your Friends Are” which was the Academy of Country Music’s Vocal Event of the Year 2008, “Runnin’ Behind” also by Tracy Lawrence, “Just Fishin’” and “Songs About Me” by Trace Adkins, “How ‘Bout Them Cowgirls” by George Strait, “Whatever You Say” and “There You Are” by Martina McBride and “The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter” by Reba McEntire.
Other notable chart-topping singles include “Drinking Class” by Lee Brice which was Billboard’s most played country song of 2015, “Most People Are Good” by Luke Bryan which was the Music Row Awards Song of the Year 2018, “Georgia Rain” by Trisha Yearwood, “Buckaroo” by Lee Ann Womack, “Somebody’s Hero” by Jamie O’Neal, “How Far” by Martina McBride, “I Wish” by Jo Dee Messina, “C-O-U-N-T-R-Y” by Joe Diffie, “Look Where She Is Today” by Doug Stone, “What If I Do” by Mindy McCready, “Just Another Heartache” by Chely Wright, “Ordinary People,” “She’s Always Right,“ “One, Two, I Love You” and “Your Love Makes Me Wanna Stay,” by Clay Walker, “You Do Your Thing” by Montgomery Gentry, “That’s A Man” by Jack Ingram, “Goes Good with Beer” by John Michael Montgomery, “One More Time” by Kenny G and Chante Moore, “Light Up The Night” by Boyzone, “I’m All About It” by Randy Houser, “Spoken Like a Man” by Blaine Larsen, “Hold on to Me” by Rissi Palmer, “In a Different Light” by Linda Davis and “Eight Feet High” by Stacy Dean Campbell. He’s had other cuts on many of these same artists plus cuts on Tim McGraw, Chris Young, Sara Evans, Rascal Flatts, Gary Allen, LeAnn Rimes, Aaron Tippin, Neal McCoy, Asleep At The Wheel, Sammy Kershaw, Darryl Worley, Willie Hightower, Chris Janson, Jeff Carson, Colt Ford, John Schneider, Phil Driscoll, Aaron Goodvin, Doug Dillard, and others, plus singles in Canada, Australia, Ireland and England, as well as songs in multiple major movies.
Ed was the BMI Songwriter of the Year in 2006. He has received dozens of BMI awards, nominated twice by The Academy of Country Music in the “Piano Player of the Year” category and was a member of the Grammy Award-winning Urban Cowboy Band. He was nominated for The Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2018 and 2019. Especially meaningful are the five Nashville Songwriters Association International Awards he received for “Songs I Wish I Had Written,” as these awards are voted on by his songwriting peers in the industry.
He will be releasing a revamped version of his #1 hit for John Michael Montgomery, “Be My Baby Tonight” in July 2021.