Yesterday, Nashville’s all-female, singer-songwriter collective, Song Suffragettes, celebrated their sixth anniversary with two rounds featuring 9 women singer-songwriters and a special presentation to respected hit songwriter Laura Veltz who has penned 6 No. 1 hits in recent years including Maren Morris’ “The Bones” and Dan + Shay’s “Speechless."
Veltz accepted the Yellow Rose of Inspiration Award for her contributions to the songwriting community including writing many of the songs that have inspired the over 250 women who have performed on the Song Suffragettes stage through the years. Veltz is only the second woman to receive that honor after esteemed songwriter and publisher Liz Rose who received it last year.
Beverly Keel, Dean of Middle Tennessee State University’s College of Media and Entertainment, moderated a Q&A with Veltz, diving into her career and her songwriting methods. Veltz also surprised the sold-out Listening Room Café audience with an acoustic performance of Morris’ next single “To Hell And Back,” which she co-penned alongside Morris and Jessie Jo Dillon.