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Donna Aylor
Donna Aylor
Donna's musical career began in a band singing and playing guitar to all styles of music in the West Texas area. She has been writing songs for over sixteen years. She always strives for excellence when writing each song. Donna loves to write with her many talented co-writers. She says through their shared experiences the song develops into something magical. Every day she is honing her songwriting craft and learning from master songwriters. One of her favorite quotes is from the book Romance of Atlantis, written by Taylor Caldwell. "The man that can be moved by music is happier than he whose acclaim is shouted from the hilltops."

Publishing Credits:

  • Resonate Music Publishing / John Van Nest/ Hollywood , CA
  • SDB Music Group/ Sherrill Blackman/ Nashville, TN
  • Music Works International, Inc./Jonathan Fricke/ Nashville,TN
  • Fourteen Carrot Music/ Billy Stull/
  • Daywind Records
  • 12 Independent Record Label cuts

Honors: (shared with her co-writers)

Year 2000

  • Grand Prize-ASG- Barebones contest
  • 1st place Pop-R&B -San Diego Songwriters Guild
  • 1st place Country - Northern California Songwriters Association
  • 1st place Pop -ASG- annual song contest
  • Grand Prize-Cooch Music Songwriting contest
  • 1st,2nd &3rd place- Love song- Dallas Songwriters Association
  • Best Song -Grand Slam Songwriting contest
  • 1st place Singer-Songwriter -Dallas Songwriters Association
  • Traditional Country Songwriter of the Year- Lone Star Country Music Assoc.
  • Modern Country Song of the Year-Lone Star Country Music Assoc.
  • 1st place -Summer of Love Song contest

Year 1999

  • 1st place Country- ASG - annual song contest ** receiving this honor was one of the best surprises in my life !!! (the same song won 14th place -TNN song contest (13,000 + entries)
  • 1st place Country -Dallas Songwriters Association
  • 1st place Country song-ASG -Barebones contest

"ASG has a very special place in my heart. Back in 1992 on a long drive to Austin in the early morning hours I was so nervous wondering what to expect at my first ASG conference. After arriving every ASG member made this West Texas gal feel very welcomed. (even through my first pitch session !!) ASG has been the driving force behind my accomplishments. Many of my co-writers are from the ASG and I am proud to call them my friends. I still ,somehow , survive the pitch sessions ...I just make sure to wear double deoderant and have a smile on my face. After all these years of attending ASG conferences and meetings the long drive back home seems to fly because in my mind I'm reliving all the good memories. THANK YOU ASG for the joy of the journey !!

ARE YOU THERE YET? 1st place Pop song -ASG 2000 Words and Music: Mark Oates/ Ande Rasmussen/ Donna Aylor (I am so very proud to have written this song with Mark and Ande) Please drop by and listen to our song Dave Brooks: vocalist / Denny Martin : producer

Donna Aylor
San Angelo,TX

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