Chris Lindsey

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Chris Lindsey
Origin Nashville, Tennessee
Genres Country
Occupation(s) Songwriter, record producer
Years active 1999-present
Associated acts Aimee Mayo

Christopher M. "Chris" Lindsey is a Grammy nominated American country music songwriter and record producer. He is the husband of Aimee Mayo, with whom he has written several songs.[1][2] The two own Aimeeland Studios.

Chris Lindsey has created major hits for Taylor Swift, The Civil Wars, Adam Lambert, Carrie Underwood, Kenny Chesney, Kellie Pickler, Keith Urban, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill , Martina McBride, Sara Evans, Lonestar and many others. Lindsey has over 250 commercial recordings of his songs selling 90 Million records and counting.

Lindsey's production credits include the number 1 hits "I Breathe In, I Breathe Out" by Chris Cagle and "19 Somethin'" by Mark Wills.[3] Other artists for whom he has produced include Jimmy Wayne,[4] Aaron Lines, Rachel Proctor, Can You Duet winners Caitlin & Will,[5] and American Idol season 9 finalist Casey James.[6] He also produced Kellie Pickler's self-titled second album and co-wrote five songs on it.[3][7]

One of his first writing credits was Lonestar's 1999 single "Amazed", which at the time was the first song in 18 years to chart at number 1 on both Hot Country Songs and the Billboard Hot 100.[8] He also co-wrote the song's followup, "Smile", which was at number 1 on the country charts while "Amazed" topped the Hot 100. "Amazed" received Broadcast Music Incorporated (BMI) awards for over 5 million spins on radio, plus a Song of the Year award from the same association. It was also the top country song of 1999 according to Billboard Year-End.[3] Lindsey's songs have appeared in the television series Ghost Whisperer and Eli Stone.[3]

Another one of Lindsey's songs, "This One's for the Girls" by Martina McBride, peaked at number 3 on the country charts and number 1 on Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks. In 2011, it was chosen as a theme for the TV series The View.[9]