It’s a good thing that the songwriting collective known as the Love Junkies — composed of Lori McKenna, Liz Rose and Hillary Lindsey — is a democracy. Otherwise, Little Big Town might not be releasing their much buzzed-about current single, “Girl Crush.” Liz Rose Sets the Scene for Writing With Taylor Swift Periodically, McKenna — a mother of five from Stoughton, Massachusetts, who has had hits with several artists including Hunter Hayes and Faith Hill — flies down to Nashville where she, Lindsey and Rose hole up at Rose’s house with food, wine and guitars. Since their inception, the Love Junkies — who have all had success independently — have written several songs together, including others cut by Little Big Town including “Sober” from 2012’s Tornado and “Tumble and Fall” and “Save Your Sin” from the quartet’s current release, Pain Killer . One morning earlier this year, McKenna tested out the “Girl Crush” title on Rose. “She gave me this look like she just hated it,” recalls McKenna, who kept arguing for the idea. “She said, ‘Lori, shut it down.
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