Natalie Hemby performs the song “Worn” from her album Puxico during her Opry debut.
Before breaking out as a solo artist, Natalie Hemby had writing credits for big names like Lee Ann Womack, Little Big Town, Miranda Lambert, and other country A-listers. Big hits like Little Big Town’s “Pontoon” and Lambert’s “Automatic” come to mind when we think of the Nashville’s star’s uncanny talent as a songwriter.
We previously covered the release of Hemby’s debut album, Puxico, which is dedicated to the up-and-coming country artist’s grandfather’s hometown and its annual homecoming celebration. For Puxico, Hemby sat down to write songs that would showcase a more personal side. One of the record’s nine songs, “Worn,” is a beautiful depiction of the passage of time and the aging of things and people.
With publications like Rolling Stone Country declaring her “an omnipresent force behind some of Nashville’s most treasured tunes,” it’s about time she got to reveal her talents on stage at country music’s iconic Ryman Auditorium
To celebrate Hemby’s Opry debut, watch the video of her powerful performance of “Worn,” live at the Grand Ole Opry.