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Aimee Mayo

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Origin  Gadsden, Alabama, USA
Role  Songwriter
Occupation(s)  Songwriter
Parents  Danny Mayo
Website  MySpace Page
Genres  Radio
Name  Aimee Mayo

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Born  September 28, 1971 (age 44) (1971-09-28)
Movies and TV shows  Can You Duet, Aimee Mayo: This One's for the Girls
Awards  Academy of Country Music Award for Song of the Year
Nominations  Grammy Award for Best Country Song, Country Music Association Award for Song of the Year
Similar People  Chris Lindsey, Marv Green, Karyn Rochelle, Troy Verges, Hillary Lindsey

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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.


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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.”

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. 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.”

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

Personal life

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


  • Tim McGraw: “My Best Friend”, “Let’s Make Love”, “Drugs or Jesus”, “Things Change”, “Seventeen”, "Let it Go", "Smilin", "Let Me Love You",
  • Faith Hill: “Red Umbrella”, “Let’s Make Love”, “You’re Still Here”, “There Will Come a Day”, "Beautiful", "Me"
  • Kenny Chesney: “Who You'd Be Today”, "California"
  • Carrie Underwood: “Wheel of The World”
  • Martina McBride: “This One's for the Girls”, “How I Feel"
  • Lonestar: “Amazed”, "I Am A Man"
  • Brad Paisley: "Oh Love"
  • Sara Evans: “Backseat of a Greyhound Bus”, “Feels Just Like a Love Song”, “Three Chords and the Truth", "Pray For You" "Love You With All My Heart", "The Secrets That We Keep", "You Don't"
  • Kellie Pickler: “I Wonder”, “Red High Heels”, "Don't You Know You're Beautiful", "Didn't You Know How Much I Loved You", "Going Out in Style", "One Last Time", "Somebody to Love Me", "My Angel", "Small Town Girl"
  • Backstreet Boys: “Helpless When She Smiles”
  • Jessica Simpson: "When I Loved You Like That"
  • Mark Wills: “Places I’ve Never Been”, “Days of Thunder”, "I Just Close My Eyes", "Panama City"
  • Heidi Newfield: “Cry Cry (Til the Sun Shines)"
  • Billy Currington: “Tangled Up”
  • Caitlin & Will: "Address in the Stars", "Dark Horse"
  • Deana Carter: "Liar", "Make Up Your Mind"
  • Ashley Gearing: “Out the Window”
  • Jessica Andrews: “Karma”
  • Joe Diffie: “It’s Always Somethin'”
  • Carolyn Dawn Johnson: “Simple Life”
  • Jimmy Wayne: “You Are”, "Are You Ever Gonna Love Me", "Trespassin' "
  • Mila Mason: “Closer to Heaven”
  • Rachel Proctor: “Where I Belong”
  • Adam Lambert: "Sleepwalker"
  • Joe Diffie: "It's Always Something"
  • Jessica Andrews: "I Wish For You", "Karma", "Never Be Forgotten", "Now"
  • Chris Cagle- "Are You Ever Gonna Love Me"
  • Patrizio Buanne: "Let's Make Love"
  • Trace Adkins: "Can I Want Your Love", "Words Get in the Way"
  • Bonnie Tyler: "Amazed"
  • Julie Roberts: "Men & Mascara"
  • Jo Dee Messina- "Closer"
  • Joe Nichols: "Let's Get Drunk and Fight"
  • Rhett Akins: "More Than Everything"
  • Carolyn Dawn Johnson: "Simple Life"
  • Aaron Lines: "Let's Get Drunk and Fight"
  • William Topley: "Nothing Like You"
  • Chely Wright: "Unknown"
  • The Kinleys- "Crazy Love"
  • Mindy McCready: "Over and Over", "Take Me Apart", "Thunder and Roses"
  • Mark Chesnutt: "Strangers", "I'll Get You Back"
  • Crystal Shawanda: "I Need A Man"
  • Pam Tillis: "Thunder and Roses"
  • Carter's Chord: "Young Love"
  • Lorrie Morgan: "Rocks"
  • References

    Aimee Mayo Wikipedia