Danny Mayo

Born: 1950 Gadsden, AL

Died: Oct. 2, 1999

Country songwriter

Source: Alabama Music Hall of Fame

 

(Aimee Mayo) She learned the craft from her father, Danny Mayo, who wrote classics including Alabama's "If I Had You," Tracy Byrd's "Keeper of the Stars" and "Feed Jake" by Pirates of the Mississippi.

"I've been writing as long as I can remember," said Mayo. "The first song I ever wrote, I wrote with my dad when I was 8 or 9. It was called 'If Only I Could Hold You Again, I'd Never Let You Go.' We had been to the movies, and afterwards I told him I wanted to be a songwriter. He said, 'Well, what makes you think you can?'"

"I said, 'Because I've got a title,'" she said, laughing. "I told him the title, and he pretty much wrote the rest, and then made a record of it. I still have that little 45. I couldn't even believe I had my name on a record."

It was the first of many times Mayo would see her name on a record.

Source: Aimee Mayo: A Family Tradition of Songwriting

More info: Aimee Mayo Interview - SongwriterUniverse

Southern Star, AlabamaNo Ordinary Man, Tracy ByrdBest ofConfederate Railroad (Remastered), Confederate Railroad

Listen: Southern Star by Alabama - Download Southern Star on iTunes

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Listen: Amazon.com: Best of: Pirates of the Mississippi: Music

Listen: Confederate Railroad - Download Confederate Railroad Music on iTunes

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