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Speaking From The Heart: The Reinvention Of Jimmy Wayne
Jimmy Wayne, already a country music star with No. 1 hits, leads these days what one can say is an expanded career.
Your Circumstances Don't Define You
Jimmy Wayne remembers, “There are so many memories about sleeping outside and being hungry and, now, look where I am in life. It's just an amazing metaphor of it's not where you've been; it's where you're going.”
Jimmy Wayne's Humble Beginnings Were Full of Heartaches
Starved, abused and abandoned, country singer Jimmy Wayne had a heartbreaking childhood — the stuff of make-you-cry music lyrics. Home was a violent drug den, a stepfather pulled a gun on him and life seemed hopeless — until he was rescued by a chance encounter with a kind stranger and a guitar.
Jimmy Wayne on His Foster Care Journey and Upcoming Children’s Book: Kids in the System ‘Need Love’
Jimmy Wayne is a country music star, but he’s also a hero for foster kids across the country. In an exclusive interview with PEOPLE, the “Stay Gone” singer discusses the scarring childhood that inspired his activism, and reveals details about his upcoming children’s book intended to raise awareness for kids in the foster care system: Ruby the Foster Dog.
Jimmy Wayne Releases Children's Book This November
On their adventure, Mr. James teaches Ruby about integrity, honesty, loyalty, faith, forgiveness, and trust, but mostly she learns how love can rescue someone and forever change lives.
Abandoned at 13: How one man went from homelessness to Nashville
As a young boy, his father wouldn't eve acknowledge his existence. His mom was in and out of trouble and his step-dad was running from the law. He survived with his sister in North Carolina, and should have been one of those kids who got lost in the system.
Country Singer and Author Jimmy Wayne Honors His Sixth Grade Teacher: 'She Taught Me a Lot of Discipline'
When country artist, author and advocate for foster children Jimmy Wayne was approached by the Krystal fast-food chain about doing a promotion for their new menu items, he immediately thought of a way to spin it that would recognize educators.