This Week's Milestone
Jimmy Wayne was born in Kings Mountain, North Carolina. He endured poverty, neglect and homelessness until taken in by an elderly couple named Russell and Bea Costner at 16. He worked for a time at a correctional facility, then made his way to Nashville, where he earned a publishing deal at legendary Acuff-Rose Music, where he wrote with the likes of Dean Dillon and Whitey Shafer. He signed his own record deal in 2001 and over the course of the next eight years landed seven songs in the Top 40, including the chart-topping “Do You Believe Me Now.”
CT40 MILESTONE - JIMMY WAYNE - "Do You Believe Me Now"
INTERVIEW WITH JIMMY WAYNE
BOB: "CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT THE TIME YOU VISITED A DETENTION CENTER THAT YOU ONCE STAYED AT AND SAW A FAMILIAR FACE?"
BOB: "YOU HAD THREE YEARS BETWEEN RECORD DEALS. WHAT KIND OF GIGS DID YOU DO MOSTLY?"
BOB: "I KNOW YOU EAT HEALTHY. WAS THERE A LOT OF JUNK FOOD AS A KID?"