Liz Rose (born in Dallas, Texas) is an American country music songwriter best known for her work with Taylor Swift. She has co-written several of Swift's songs and singles, including "White Horse" and "You Belong with Me," both of which won her and Swift a Grammy Award in 2010.
Liz Rose was born in Dallas, Texas and raised in Irving, Texas. Rose moved to Nashville, Tennessee with her then-husband, Johnny, and began writing songs through the suggestion of a friend. One of her first cuts was "Elisabeth," which was recorded by Billy Gilman. In 2003, Gary Allan took Rose's "Songs About Rain" into the country top 20.
Rose began writing songs for Taylor Swift on Swift's 2006 self-titled debut album, on which Rose has seven co-writer's credits. Among those cuts were the album's first two singles, "Tim McGraw" and "Teardrops on My Guitar," which helped Rose win a Songwriter of the Year award from SESAC in 2007.
Rose continued to collaborate with Swift on her second album, 2008's Fearless, collaborating on the singles "White Horse" and "You Belong with Me" as well as the title track. "White Horse" won both of them the Grammy Award for Best Country Song in 2010, and "You Belong with Me" was nominated for Song of the Year.
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