Aimee Mayo

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Aimee Mayo
Born (1971-09-28) September 28, 1971 (age 43)
Origin Gadsden, Alabama, USA
Genres Country
Occupation(s) Songwriter
Website MySpace Page

Aimee Mayo (born September 28, 1971) is an American songwriter, primarily known for writing country hits for artists such as Lonestar, Martina McBride, Sara Evans, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, and Kellie Pickler. Mayo owns her own publishing company, Little Blue Typewriter Music.

Biography[edit]

Aimee Mayo grew up in Gadsden, Alabama. According to her mother, Aimee always had a notebook with her and was constantly writing poetry. Her mother encouraged her to "shoot for the top" and she was signed as a songwriter with BMG while she was still a teenager. It was there that she met her husband, Chris Lindsey, a fellow songwriter. She and Chris have three children and live in Nashville, Tennessee.

As a teen, Aimee was surrounded by music. Her father Danny Mayo wrote hits for numerous country artists. Her brother Cory Mayo wrote You'll Be There, a hit for George Strait in 2005. As of 2008, Mayo’s songs have spent twenty-five weeks in the #1 spot on the Billboard charts, and albums featuring her songs have sold over 135 million units worldwide.

Mayo was named BMI Songwriter of the Year in 2000. "Amazed," recorded by Lonestar that same year, is her most popular song to date. In 2004 it garnered a 5 Millionaire award from BMI, vaulting it into the top 125 songs in the BMI catalog out of 6.5 million works. “Amazed” also won ACM (Academy of Country Music) Song of the Year, BMI Song of the Year, NSAI Song of the Year and was nominated for a Grammy. “Amazed” crossed over to the pop charts and spent two weeks at the top of the Hot 100, making it the first country song to accomplish such a feat since Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers with their 1983 song “Islands in the Stream.” [1]

Mayo's song “This One’s for the Girls,” recorded by Martina McBride, stayed at #1 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart for eleven weeks in addition to reaching number three on the country chart.[2] The song also went on to be a theme song for the morning show “The View.” Mayo has received over a dozen BMI Country awards along with BMI Pop Awards for “Amazed” and “This One’s For the Girls.”

Mayo co-wrote the song "Wheel of the World" on Carrie Underwood’s second album with husband Chris Lindsey and close friend and collaborator Hillary Lindsey. The title “Carnival Ride” was chosen by Underwood from the lyrics of “Wheel of the World.”[3]

Mayo was a judge on the CMT television series, "Can You Duet".

Personal[edit]

Aimee resides in Nashville with her husband and co-writer Chris Lindsey. They have three children.

Discography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SongwriterUniverse Magazine". Archived from the original on 17 October 2007. Retrieved 2007-10-22. 
  2. ^ Rogers, L. "Glencoe's Aimee and Cory Mayo follow their father's success in Nashville", The Gadsden Times, October 12, 2007.
  3. ^ "Carrie's Official Bio". Archived from the original on 23 October 2007. Retrieved 2007-10-22.