Full Name
Jessie Jo Dillon
Speaker Bio
Known for her evocative lyrics and hit sensibilities, three-time GRAMMY®-nominated Big Machine Music songwriter Jessie Jo Dillon has penned songs recorded by some of the biggest names in today’s music, including Dan + Shay, Maren Morris, Old Dominion, Cole Swindell, Darius Rucker, HARDY, Luke Bryan, Jelly Roll, Brett Young, Jon Pardi, Tim McGraw, Jake Owen, and more. Dillon was the winner of the 2019 Songwriter of the Year award by the Nashville Songwriter’s Association International (NSAI).

Dillon co-wrote global chart-topping crossover “10,000 Hours” – performed and co-written by Dan + Shay and Justin Bieber, which debuted as the highest charting Country song in the history of the streaming chart and also landed inside the Top 10 at both Top 40 and Hot AC radio. The smash hit spent 21 consecutive weeks atop the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart after dominating all four of Billboard’s Country charts (Airplay, Hot Country, Streaming and Digital sales) in the same week. To date, the juggernaut has been certified 5X PLATINUM by the RIAA, amassed over 1 billion streams and earned multiple ACM, CMA, Billboard and American Music Awards nominations.

Dillon also co-wrote the GRAMMY® and ACM Awards-nominated “Break Up In The End” (recorded by Cole Swindell), which was additionally named NSAI Song of the Year. She penned the iHeartRadio Music Awards Country Song of the Year-nominated PLATINUM-certified track “Rich,” off of Maren Morris’ GRAMMY®-nominated debut HERO. Dillon’s additional co-pens with Morris include her timely message “Better Than We Found it” and 2020 AIMP Nashville Awards Publisher’s Pick nominated song “To Hell And Back.” Most recently, Dillon co-wrote the Old Dominion hit “Memory Lane”, which is currently rocketing up the charts, as well as Catie Offerman’s first single to radio “I Just Killed A Man”, which impacts in May.

In 2011, Dillon earned her first GRAMMY® Awards nomination in the Best Country Song category for her first-ever cut – George Strait’s “The Breath You Take,” which she co-penned alongside Casey Beathard and her father, Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee, Dean Dillon. Her third and latest GRAMMY® Awards nomination was in 2022 with “Better Than We Found It”, which she co-wrote with Maren Morris, Jimmy Robbins and Laura Veltz.
Jessie Jo Dillon