Nicolette Hayford


Originally from Starke, Florida, Nicolette Hayford has immersed herself in the songwriting community since moving to Nashville. Published by both SMACKSongs and River House Artists, Hayford has had multiple cuts with artists such as Ashley McBryde, William Michael Morgan, Meghan Patrick, Robert Counts, and Bishop Gunn. Hayford is best known for co-writing Ashley McBryde’s Billboard-charting single, “A Little Dive Bar In Dahlonega.” Her latest success comes from McBryde’s current single, “One Night Standards.” Currently heading to country radio, the song was co-written with McBryde and GRAMMY Award-winning songwriter/producer and CEO of SMACKSongs, Shane McAnally.

As a songwriter, she brings to the table her powerful and well-crafted lyrics, and loves to collaborate with both strong lyrical and melodic writers. Along with being a successful songwriter in the world of country music, she loves to write pop music and hopes to collaborate with more pop-oriented songwriters in the future.


Songs written by Nicolette Hayford

Year Artist Album Song Co-writer(s)
2019 Ashley McBryde Single One Night Standards Shane McAnally, Ashley McBryde
Meghan Patrick Wild As Me Things I Shouldn't Say Meghan Patrick
Robert Counts Single Backseat Driver Robert Counts, Matt Willis
2018 Ashley McBryde Girl Going Nowhere A Little Dive Bar in Dahlonega Ashley McBryde, Jesse Rice
Livin' Next To Leroy Ashley McBryde
Bishop Gunn Natchez Alabama Travis McCready, Ben Lewis
2016 William Michael Morgan Vinyl Back Seat Driver Robert Counts, Matt Willis