|Origin||Hanford, California, U.S.|
Ed Hill (born in Hanford, California) is an American country music songwriter. Hill has been active since the early 1970s. Hill plays piano and keyboard and has backed Merle Haggard and Kris Kristofferson. Hill joined the Palomino Club's house band, the Palomino Riders, in the late 1970s, and backed artists like Marty Robbins and Willie Nelson. In 1980, he joined the Gilley's Urban Cowboy Band and won a Grammy Award for Best Country Instrumental Performance for "Orange Blossom Special/Hoedown".
In 1980 and 1982, he was nominated for an Academy of Country Music Award in the piano player category.
In late 1987, he joined New Haven Music which was sold to BMG in 1997.
He has won four Nashville Songwriters Association International Awards for "Songs I Wish Had Written". They include: It Matters To Me (song) by Faith Hill, Georgia Rain by Trisha Yearwood, Find Out Who Your Friends Are by Tracy Lawrence and Just Fishin' by Trace Adkins.
Singles written or co-written by Ed Hill
- 2011 - Just Fishin' - Trace Adkins - Broadcast Music, Inc. 1 Million-Air Award
- 2010 - I'm All About It - Randy Houser
- 2008 - Hold On To Me - Rissi Palmer
- 2008 - That's a Man- Jack Ingram
- 2007 - Spoken Like a Man - Blaine Larsen
- 2007 - Find Out Who Your Friends Are - Tracy Lawrence - Broadcast Music, Inc. 2 Million-Air Award
- 2007 - How 'bout Them Cowgirls - George Strait - Broadcast Music, Inc. 1 Million-Air Award
- 2005 - Songs About Me - Trace Adkins - Broadcast Music, Inc. 1 Million-Air Award
- 2005 - Somebody's Hero - Jamie O'Neal
- 2005 - Georgia Rain - Trisha Yearwood
- 2004 - Goes Good With Beer John Michael Montgomery
- 2004 - You Do Your Thing - Montgomery Gentry
- 2004 - I Wish - Jo Dee Messina
- 2004 - How Far - Martina McBride 1994
- 2002 - One More Time - Kenny G / Chanté Moore
- 2000 - There You Are - Martina McBride - Broadcast Music, Inc. 1 Million-Air Award
- 1999 -Whatever You Say - Martina McBride - Broadcast Music, Inc. 2 Million-Air Award
- 1999 - She's Always Right - Clay Walker
- 1998 - Buckaroo - Lee Ann Womack
- 1998 - Just Another Heartache - Chely Wright
- 1998 - Ordinary People (Clay Walker song) - Clay Walker
- 1997 - One, Two, I Love You - Clay Walker
- 1997 - What If I Do- Mindy McCready
- 1996 - C-O-U-N-T-R-Y - Joe Diffie
- 1995 - The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (song) - Reba McEntire - Broadcast Music, Inc. 2 Million-Air Award
- 1995 - It Matters To Me (song) - Faith Hill - Broadcast Music, Inc. 3 Million-Air Award
- 1994 - Be My Baby Tonight - John Michael Montgomery - Broadcast Music, Inc. 5 Million-Air Award
- 1992 - Runnin' Behind - Tracy Lawrence - Broadcast Music, Inc. 2 Million-Air Award
- 1991 - In a Different Light (Linda Davis album)- Linda Davis
- 1989 - 'Til Love Comes Again - Reba McEntire
- Ed Hill | MusicWorld | BMI.com Archived June 7, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.
- Ed Hill: Persistence & Inspiration Archived April 15, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.
- Grammy Awards of the 1980s Archived August 20, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.
- ‘Find Out Who Your Friends Are’ Makes History | News | BMI.com Archived October 8, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.
- CMT : News : Ed Hill, Casey Beathard Lauded for Tracy Lawrence No. 1
- CMT : News : Toby Keith Wins BMI Song, Songwriter Honors Archived February 21, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
- BMI Declares "As Good as I Once Was" Year's Top Song | VH1 News
- It goes a little something like this, Don Cook, Bernie Nelson, Rivers Rutherford, Ed Hill Archived May 20, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
- NSAI Songwriter Achievement Awards – 2012 on NSAI Archived March 14, 2014, at the Wayback Machine.
- NSAI Songwriter Achievement Awards - 2007 on NSAI Archived February 25, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.
- Steele, Paisley Top NSAI Award Winners | Billboard
- Trace Adkins Confirms - PROUD TO BE HERE Is Set for August 2 Release on Show Dog - Universal Music - The Business Journals
- Ed Hill ••• Top Songs as Writer ••• Music VF, US & UK hits charts
- "I'm All About It - Randy Houser : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards : AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 18 August 2015.