When John Mayer first burst on the scene as an extremely talented and tempered singer-songwriter, he was deemed a refreshing change from the pop saturation of the early ’00s. Even with his fast rise, he seemingly maintained an authentic modesty and even a self-effacing goofiness.
The singer-songwriter sometimes gets a bad rap in the world of music. You think of someone moping with a guitar in a coffee shop, but the 30 sexy singer-songwriters on our list wrote the love songs that became our songs of lust.
John Mayer‘s new album Paradise Valley features a duet with girlfriend Katy Perry, which sort of eliminates the question of whether or not he’ll reference her in one of his songs after the fact–or does it? Mayer himself has said that all songwriting comes from relationships, and with his stable of high-profile exes and current loves, it’s become an unofficial guessing game as to who has inspired each track. Sound familiar? Read more…
Did you miss Philly 4th of July Jam? No worries, VH1 has got you covered with the full concert! That’s right, you can jam out to 3 hours of great music by The Roots, Jill Scott, Grace Potter, DJ Jazzy Jeff, J. Cole, John Mayer and Ne-Yo. You may be wondering where Demi Lovato is in the line-up. The singer pulled out last minute but Hunter Hayes stepped in to deliver a killer performance. What a trooper!
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