Laura Veltz

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Laura Veltz
Birth nameLaura Jeanne Veltz
OriginNew York City, U.S.
  • Songwriter
  • musician
  • Vocals
  • rhythm guitar
  • accordion
  • percussion
Years active1996–present

Laura Jeanne Veltz[1] is a Grammy-nominated American songwriter and musician. She previously was the vocalist and multi-instrumentalist of family pop-rock group Cecilia.[2] She was nominated for the first ever Grammy Award for Songwriter of the Year at the 65th Annual Grammy Awards for her work on releases by Maren Morris, Demi Lovato and Ingrid Andress.[3]

Early life and career[edit]

Laura Veltz started her music career as a vocalist and multi-instrumentalist of her family pop-rock group Cecilia in 1996 to 2006. After the group split up, in 2008, she moved to Nashville, Tennessee to pursue her career as a songwriter, lured by Kye Fleming and Mark D. Sanders.[4] She started her songwriting career in Nashville by writing with country music group Edens Edge on their debut self-titled album.[5]

In 2020, Veltz was nominated for her first Grammy Award in the category of Best Country Song for writing Dan + Shay's "Speechless".[6]

Songwriting discography[edit]

Title Year Artist(s) Album
"Slow Motion" 2011 Edens Edge Edens Edge
"Skinny Dippin'" 2012 Edens Edge
"Who Am I Drinking Tonight?"
"Cherry Pie"
"What I Love About Your Love" 2012 Jana Kramer Jana Kramer
"Drunk Last Night" 2013 Eli Young Band 10,000 Towns
"Lonely Eyes" Chris Young A.M.
"For a Boy" 2015 RaeLynn Non-album single
"Livin' Ain't Killed Me Yet" Reba McEntire Love Somebody
"Love You Hate You Miss You" 2016 Levi Hummon Levi Hummon
"Sugar" Maren Morris Hero
"I Could Use a Love Song"
"Piano" Cassadee Pope Summer
"We Do Us" 2017 Ryan Hurd Ryan Hurd
"We Went to the Beach" Little Big Town The Breaker
"Never Again" Eli Young Band Fingerprints
"Legacy" The Cadillac Three Legacy
"Color" Carly Pearce Every Little Thing
"To a T" 2018 Ryan Hurd Platonic
"Weed, Whiskey and Willie" Brothers Osborne Port Saint Joe
"There's a Girl" Trent Harmon You Got 'Em All
"On Paper"
"My Somebody"
"Keeping Score"
(featuring Kelly Clarkson)
Dan + Shay Dan + Shay
"One Way" Dierks Bentley The Mountain
"Live Forever" Kane Brown Experiment
"Second to Last" Devin Dawson Dark Horse
"Diamonds or Twine" 2019 Ryan Hurd To a T
"Y'all People - Dedicated to the 'CoJo Nation'" Cody Johnson Ain't Nothin' to It
"The Feels" Maren Morris Girl
"A Song for Everything"
"To Hell & Back"
"The Bones"
"That's on Me" Jake Owen Greetings from... Jake
"In It"
"24/7/365" MacKenzie Porter Non-album single
"What If I Never Get Over You" Lady A Ocean
"What I'm Leaving For"
"Mississippi to Me" Ryan Hurd Panorama
"Half Hoping" Platonic
"Old Soul" The Highwomen The Highwomen
"Woman Like Her" 2020 Eric Paslay Nice Guy
"Trying on Rings" Maddie & Tae The Way It Feels
"Write a Book"
"New Dog Old Tricks"
"Preciatcha" Caylee Hammack If It Wasn't for You
"Halfway Home" Carly Pearce Carly Pearce
"Heart's Going Out of Its Mind"
"Woman Down"
"I Dare You" Kelly Clarkson Non-album single
"Never Have I Ever" Danielle Bradbery In Between: The Collection
"When This Is Over"
(featuring Tauren Wells, Rita Wilson & The Oak Ridge Boys)
Jimmie Allen Bettie James
"Body Language of a Breakup" Lindsay Ell Heart Theory
"Sheryl Crow" Tim McGraw Here on Earth
"Better than We Found It" Maren Morris Non-album single
"The Knife or the Hatchet" 2021 Ryan Hurd Pelago
"What a Song Can Do" Lady A What a Song Can Do
"Bucket List" Mitchell Tenpenny Midtown Diaries
"Whatever Forever Is" Devin Dawson The Pink Slip
"It's 'Cause I Am" Callista Clark Real to Me
"Real To Me"
"Woman You Got" Maddie & Tae Through the Madness, Vol. 1
"Heaven Right Now" Thomas Rhett Country Again: Side A
"Bigger Man"
(with Maren Morris)
Joy Oladokun In Defense of My Own Happiness
"Dream Girl" Idina Menzel Cinderella
"Indigo" Mickey Guyton Remember Her Name
"The Dreaming" Monsta X The Dreaming
"Get You" Shawn Austin Planes Don't Wait
"Lucky for Me" 2022 Eli Young Band Love Talking
"Humble Quest" Maren Morris Humble Quest
"Background Music"
"Pain" Ingrid Andress Good Person
(featuring Yungblud)
Demi Lovato Holy Fvck
"Skin of My Teeth"
"Eat Me"
(featuring Royal & the Serpent)
"Holy Fvck"
"Happy Ending"
"Come Together"
"Dead Friends"
"4 Ever 4 Me"
"Spurs" Madeline Edwards Crashlanded
"Mama, Dolly, Jesus"
"These Tears" Maddie & Tae Through the Madness Vol. 2
"Antsy" Upsahl Sagittarius
"Another Round" 2023 Reyna Roberts Non-album single
"Still Alive" Demi Lovato Scream VI
"Hey Little Mama" Morgan Evans Life Upside Down
"ONE NATION UNDERDOGS" Royal & the Serpent RAT TRAP 1: the blueprint
"Swine" Demi Lovato Non-album single
"Make Me Hate Me" Idina Menzel Drama Queen
"Good Time Getting There" Dallas Smith Dallas Smith
"Get the Hell Out of Here" Maren Morris The Bridge
"The Tree"
"Once A Year" Ingrid Andress TBA
"Diamond" Callista Clark TBA
"Attention" 2024 Georgia Webster TBA
"Good On You" Priscilla Block TBA
"So Do I" Tenille Arts To Be Honest

Awards and nominations[edit]

Grammy Awards[edit]

Year Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2020 Best Country Song "Speechless"
(Shared with Dan + Shay and Jordan Reynolds)
Nominated [7]
2021 "The Bones"
(Shared with Maren Morris and Jimmy Robbins)
Nominated [8]
2022 "Better than We Found It"
(Shared with Maren Morris, Jimmy Robbins and Jessie Jo Dillon)
Nominated [9]
2023 Songwriter of the Year, Non-Classical "Background Music", "Feed", "Humble Quest", "Pain", "29" Nominated [10]

Academy of Country Music Awards[edit]

Year Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2021 Song of the Year "The Bones"
(Shared with Maren Morris and Jimmy Robbins)
Won [11]

Country Music Association Awards[edit]

Year Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2020 Song of the Year "The Bones"
(Shared with Maren Morris and Jimmy Robbins)
Won [12]


  1. ^ "SPEECHLESS". ASCAP. American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. Retrieved September 19, 2023.
  2. ^ Brace, Eric (October 15, 1999). "Cecilia: All in the Family". The Washington Post. Retrieved June 16, 2022.
  3. ^ "Meet The Nominees For Songwriter Of The Year, Non-Classical At The 2023 GRAMMYs". Retrieved 2022-11-22.
  4. ^ "Laura Veltz". Nashville Songwriters Association International. Retrieved June 16, 2022.
  5. ^ Kawashima, Dale (January 26, 2018). "Laura Veltz Co-Writes #1 Country Hit "I Could Use A Love Song" For Maren Morris, And Co-Writes Hits For Chris Young and Eli Young Band". Songwriter Universe. Retrieved June 16, 2022.
  6. ^ Despres, Tricia (June 11, 2020). "Laura Veltz Cementing Her Status as One of Our Most Important Songwriters". American Songwriter. Retrieved June 16, 2022.
  7. ^ Hertweck, Nate (November 21, 2019). "Here Are The Nominees For Best Country Song - 2020 GRAMMYs". Grammy Awards. Retrieved June 16, 2022.
  8. ^ Hertweck, Nate (November 29, 2020). "Get Lost In The Best Country Song Award Nominees - 2021 GRAMMYs". Grammy Awards. Retrieved June 16, 2022.
  9. ^ Beaugez, Jim (November 28, 2021). "Saddle Up With The Best Country Song Nominations - 2022 GRAMMYs". Grammy Awards. Retrieved June 16, 2022.
  10. ^ "Grammy Awards 2023: The main nominees". BBC. November 17, 2022. Retrieved November 18, 2022.
  11. ^ Warner, Denise (April 18, 2021). "ACM Awards 2021: Winners List (Complete)". Billboard. Retrieved June 16, 2022.
  12. ^ Lenker, Maureen Lee (November 11, 2020). "See the full winners list for the 2020 CMA Awards". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved June 16, 2022.