The Bees

Album: Call Me Crazy (2008)
  • Natalie Hemby was working in marketing at Comcast when Lee Ann Womack cut this song. "I didn't have a publishing deal, and I was working at Comcast. I had just read The Secret Life of Bees after my grandmother passed away, so I was coming from a very personal place as well as being inspired by the book," she recalled to Billboard magazine. "I never thought another thing about it. Then, Lee Ann cut it, and Keith Urban sang with her on the song. I was so overjoyed."

    This proved to be a breakthrough song for Hemby, who has since become one of Nashville's go-to songwriters penning hit tunes for the likes of Miranda Lambert ("White Liar" and "Only Prettier") and Little Big Town ("Pontoon" and "Tornado").
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