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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.[1] 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.[1] In 2003, Gary Allan took Rose's "Songs About Rain" into the country top 20.[1]

Rose began writing songs for Taylor Swift on Swift's 2006 self-titled debut album, on which Rose has seven co-writer's credits.[2] 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.[3]

Rose continued to collaborate with Swift on her second album, 2008's Fearless, collaborating on the singles "White Horse" and "You Belong with Me"[4] as well as the title track. "White Horse" won both of them the Grammy Award for Best Country Song in 2010,[5] and "You Belong with Me" was nominated for Song of the Year.[6]