Songwriter Aimee Mayo To Release Memoir Talking To The Sky Dec. 1
Song crafter Aimee Mayo will release her upcoming memoir Talking To The Sky on Dec. 1. She is one of the few female songwriters to earn both BMI’s Country Song of the Year and BMI’s Country Songwriter of the Year. Her songs, such as “Amazed,” recorded by Lonestar, have spent 26 weeks at No. 1 on the country radio charts.
Mayo wrote “Amazed” with Marv Green and her future husband Chris Lindsey, as she and Lindsey were falling in love. The eight-week No. 1 hit earned a BMI Eight Million Plays Award, and ACM Song of the Year nod, and was named NSAI’s Song of the Year. The track also reached No. 1 on Billboard‘s Hot 100.
“I’ve gone from small town Alabama girl to Nashville songwriter, and my memoir details ALL THE CRAZY that happened in between,” Mayo says. “It is my heart on paper. As a kid, when I felt powerless and alone, I loved to climb a tree or lay on a towel in the yard and stare up at the clouds and dream. The sky was kinda like my imaginary friend. In the daytime, I liked to pretend she had on her favorite faded jeans and a white cotton T-shirt, then at night she wore a little black dress and all her bling.” She adds, “ I’m not sure who I’m talking to — God, the Universe, angels, my dad. But, I believe something, somewhere is listening to our prayers.”
Tracy Lawrence’s Annual Mission:Possible Turkey Fry Plans Virtual Event For 2020
Tracy Lawrence, has announced the return of his charity event, the 15th Annual Mission: Possible Turkey Fry and Benefit Concert. Since the event’s conception in 2006, it has helped to raise nearly $1 million and prepared approximately 93,000 meals. This year, the two-part event will take place on Nov. 24 in Nashville with the turkey fry kicking off the day in the parking lot of Nashville Rescue Mission.
Due to current health and safety guidelines, this year’s concert portion will be a virtual livestream event from the Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville via streaming platform, Talk Shop Live. The star-studded benefit concert will feature Lawrence alongside special guest performers, to be announced at a later date.
Jeannie Seely Honored With Love From Music City Bill Anderson Icon Award
Grammy winner and Grand Ole Opry member, Jeannie Seely was honored with the Love From Music City Bill Anderson Icon Award on Oct. 29 at the Grand Inheritance in Gallatin, Tennessee. The gala serves as a fundraiser to bring businesses and people of the community together to help reach those in our local community and bring hope to those suffering abroad. It is committed to providing for the physical, emotional and educational needs for children, Foster Kids, poverty-stricken families, and Veterans in need.
For more information or get involved with With Love From Music City visit lovefrommusiccity.org.
Seely has long been an advocate for charitable organizations. Through a special invitation from the White House she was named a Goodwill Ambassador at the annual United Nations Concert. She was first recipient of the Standing Ovation Award, which is now called the Jeannie Seely Standing Ovation Award, recognizing a woman who has created influence and significance in the entertainment industry and has shown the advocacy of other women in her field by mentoring and supporting them in their professional success. Seely has served on the Board of Directors for both the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, the Donelson-Hermitage Chamber of Commerce and as a longtime spokesperson for the Humane Society. She is also actively involved in the Opry Trust Fund which provides financial assistance to those in need in the country music industry.
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