Jimmy Wayne suffered through child abuse and teenage homelessness; A ward of the state, he had to fend for himself and had to grow up really quick. He was a kid with no where to go, until he was taken in by a local couple who provided for him a normal life. This was his experience before he became a country star with a #1 single. Jimmy Wayne tour dates are currently scheduled nationally in support of his third major label release.
After graduating high school, Jimmy Wayne worked in a local prison as a corrections officer. During his tenure there he acquired an associates degree in criminal justice before making a 180 degree career switch by becoming a songwriter. After four years at the facility, Wayne moved to Nashville with big hopes, and the slightest of chances, that he would hit it big. In Nashville, Wayne managed to teach himself to play the guitar and he became a songwriter for Acuff-Rose Music and Publishing. As luck and talent would have it, Wayne penned the song "It's About Time", which became a hit for Tracy Byrd in 1999 and established Wayne as a legitimate songwriter.
The success of his songwriting career got his foot in the door for an audition at DreamWorks Records which signed the singer to a deal in 2001. He released his self-titled debut album in 2003 and it featured the lead-off single "Stay Gone". Inspired by his sister's marital problems, the single became a bonafide hit when it peaked at #3 on the country singles chart. He followed that up with "I Love You This Much" which hit #6 on the country charts. Wayne had realized his dream only to have it all crash down on him when his label was abruptly closed leaving Wayne without a deal. Of the experience, Wayne states: "I was in survival mode. I didn't panic. I thought, I have got to write and I have got to look for the right songs. It all comes down to a song."
The talented Wayne had met adversity before, living on the streets pales in comparison to living without a record deal, so he soldiered on. The "right song" came in 2008 with the single "Do You Believe Me Now", which was the lead-off single from his Valory Music debut of the same name. The record was a smash hit, and peaked at #1 on the country charts becoming Wayne's first #1 single. He was definitely back! In support of the album, Jimmy Wayne tour dates were booked alongside the likes of country superstars Brad Paisley and Dierks Bentley. Jimmy Wayne concert dates played at famed venues such as Madison Square Garden, of which Wayne stated "It just goes to show you what perseverance can do."
The country crooner's latest release is 2009's Sara Smiles which features a cover version of the Hall and Oates classic single. Jimmy Wayne's life story is inspirational, his determination is unequivocal, and his talent is undeniable. Make sure you see Wayne's performance and hear his captivating story at one of his concerts. Jimmy Wayne tour dates are scheduled periodically throughout 2011. Use Eventful as your source for Jimmy Wayne tour dates and concert schedule information.
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