Youlanda Burnett, has been writing songs since the age of fifteen. She has a long history of songwriters and singers in her family, including her late mother. She grew up listening to a variety of music thanks to her. She would often hear her mother playing or listening to everyone from, Karen Carpenter, to Chaka Kahn, Jim Croce, The Commodores and so many more. Which is probably why her song writing is so varied. To date she has written over two hundred songs. Which include everything from, country, pop, r&b, even a little rap and rock & roll. Even though life would take her in a direction that would derail her career, she never stopped writing and believing that her songs would one day make an impact. As life gave her more freedom, she started on the journey to get her music heard. She released her first Cd Starting Over in 2001 and then started her own record label Maylay Entertainment. At one time she had seven acts on her label. All of which she managed with her husband. Even though the acts did not last, she ended up with over 200 songs in her library.