Melanie Ayers who was born & raised in Northern Missouri, & attended college in Texas & Tennessee, has been singing in front of audiences since she was three years old. By the time she turned fifteen, she was already performing professionally in the Midwest singing her way through the club circuits,doing stage musicals, touring throughout the states. She moved to Nashville Tennessee to hone her country voice. With her strong vocals, Melanie continues to captivate the crowds. She stands tall on any stage. With her petite stature and piercing blue eyes, Melanie has no problem projecting herself whether singing for a small group, or a concert of thousands. Her stage presence is both energetic and very entertaining! Melanie's vocal styles include, Country Pop, Gospel, and R & B. Some of her influences as a young girl were Linda Ronstadt, Karen Carpenter, & Emmy Lou Harris, as well as many artist from the Motown sound. Melanie has 5 albums to her credit, and has recieved nominations by the CCMA in the folloewing catagories; 1998 & 1999 Female Vocalist/Entertainer of the Year, Album of the Year, and the Horizon Award. Of which Melanie walked away with the 1998 Horizon Award. Melanie also recieved nominations for the 1998 Country Artist of the Year, 1999 & 2000 Female Singer/Songwriter of the Year by the Los Angeles Music Awards. Melanie won the 1999 Video of the Year Award & her CD release Sweet Dreamin' recieved the nomination for the 1999 Album of the Year & Melanie herself for Female Vocalist/Enteretainer of the Year. Her 2000 release Melanie Ayers Live has earned her International acclaim as 3 songs hit the top 40 charts in Europe hitting as High as #1!!! Melanie has been honored to have performed withartists such as, Billy Ray Cyrus, Charlie Daniels, Chely Wright, Mark Chestnut, Tim McGraw, Bryan White, Marty Stuart, Mila Mason, & The Belamy Brothers just to name a few! Melanie has to her credit been involved with many charities personally helping to raise money for the causes. She says ' that is my plan to continue singing as long as Gos has given me a voice.'