Started playing the guitar at age 13. After high school, took time off to practice his songwriting skills while working at a gas station.
In 2005, made a surprise visit to his high school for his Hall of Fame induction but was not allowed to attend the ceremony for security reasons.
Received the Hal David Starlight Award at the 2006 Songwriters Hall of Fame Awards.
In October 2011, was diagnosed with an inflammatory condition in his throat that required surgery. The condition was later complicated and in March 2012, he was forced to cancel his scheduled tour. He recovered and began a world tour in July 2013.
Is a collector of rare and expensive timepieces.
2004, Grammy — Best Male Pop Vocal Performance: Winner
2002, Grammy — Best Male Pop Vocal Performance: Winner
2006, Grammy — Best Pop Vocal Album: Winner
2004, Grammy — Song of the Year: Winner
2008, Grammy — Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance: Winner
2008, Grammy — Best Male Pop Vocal Performance: Winner
2011, CMT Music Awards — CMT Performance of the Year: Nominee
2006, Grammy — Best Male Pop Vocal Performance: Winner
Katy Perry — Ex-significant Other
Jennifer Aniston — Ex-significant Other
Taylor Swift — Ex-significant Other
Annie Hoffman — Grandmother
Ben Mayer — Brother
Jennifer Love Hewitt — Ex-significant Other
Margaret Mayer — Mother
Carl Mayer — Brother
Richard Mayer — Father
Jessica Simpson — Ex-significant Other
Attended Berklee College of Music, Boston, Massachusetts, United States