- 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
- 2008, Grammy — Best Male Pop Vocal Performance: Winner
- 2006, Grammy — Best Male Pop Vocal Performance: Winner
- 2008, Grammy — Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance: Winner
- 2002, Grammy — Best Male Pop Vocal Performance: Winner
- 2006, Grammy — Best Pop Vocal Album: Winner
- 2011, CMT Music Awards — CMT Performance of the Year: Nominee
- 2004, Grammy — Song of the Year: Winner
- Carl Mayer — Brother
- Richard Mayer — Father
- Ben Mayer — Brother
- Jennifer Love Hewitt — Ex-significant Other
- Margaret Mayer — Mother
- Jennifer Aniston — Ex-significant Other
- Annie Hoffman — Grandmother
- Katy Perry — Ex-significant Other
- Jessica Simpson — Ex-significant Other
- Taylor Swift — Ex-significant Other
- Attended Berklee College of Music, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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