Aimee Mayo is a Grammy-nominated songwriter and author. Talking to the Sky is Mayo's first book, 13 years in the making.
Aimee grew up in Gadsden, Alabama, and moved to Nashville at twenty to write songs, but that turned into waiting tables. When she was 23, she had Her first song on the radio "Places I've Never Been by Mark Wills, and since then, 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.
Throughout Aimee's nomadic childhood, she never lived anywhere for long. She bounced between her grandparents' homes in Gadsden, Alabama, and changed schools eleven times before fourth grade.
Aimee wrote her first song at the age of 8 with her father, Danny Mayo, a few months after her parent's divorce. According to her mother, Aimee always had a notebook with her and was obsessed with writing poetry.
As a teen, Aimee was surrounded by music. Her late father wrote hits for numerous country artists. Her brother Cory Mayo went on to write "You'll Be There," a hit for George Strait.
Mayo 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 company of— Dolly Parton, Taylor Swift, and Loretta Lynn.
"Amazed," recorded by Lonestar that same year, is her most popular song to date. In 2004 it 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 crossed over to the pop charts and spent two weeks at the top of the Hot 100.
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." Aimee was also a judge on the TV show, "Can You Duet."
Mayo has penned songs for Tim McGraw, Kenny Chesney, Blake Shelton, Adam Lambert, Carrie Underwood, Faith Hill, Sara Evans, Backstreet Boys, Kellie Pickler, Caitlyn Smith, Boys to Men, and many more.
Aimee lives in Nashville, with her husband songwriter Chris Lindsey and their three children.