GUEST SPEAKER: Aimee Mayo

Weekly Nashville Workshops

Thu, 10/24/2019 - 5:45pm to 7:30pm

Aimee Mayo is an award-winning songwriter and author. Her songs have spent twenty-six weeks in the #1 spot on the Billboard charts, and albums featuring her songs have sold over 155 million units worldwide. She grew up in Gadsden, Alabama and wrote her first song at the age of eight with her late father (songwriter) Danny Mayo. According to her mother, Aimee always had a notebook with her and was obsessed with writing. She moved to Nashville at the age of twenty to write songs but ended up waiting tables. At twenty-three she signed her first publishing deal with AMR Music. Aimee is one of the few females to receive both BMI's Country Song of the Year, and BMI's Country Songwriter of the Year— putting her in the rare company of Dolly Parton, Taylor Swift, and Loretta Lynn. "Amazed," recorded by Lonestar garnered an 8 Million Plays 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, NSAI Song of the Year and was nominated for a Grammy. Mayo's song "This One's for the Girls," recorded by Martina McBride, went on to be a theme song for the morning show "The View." Mayo has penned songs for Tim McGraw, Kenny Chesney, Blake Shelton, Adam Lambert, Carrie Underwood, Faith Hill, Sara Evans, Backstreet Boys, Boys to Men and many more. Recent hits include — Blake Shelton- "Every Time I Hear That Song" and Kenny Chesney— "Bar at the End of the World".