May 11, 2009 — One of the biggest fears most people face in their lives is speaking in public, and musicians take it one step further when they sing for live audiences. Even though they make a living at it, the task often remains daunting for some of them, and on occasion, that includes Jimmy Wayne.
"I've been scared before," he told Suzanne Alexander on the national radio show GAC Nights: Live From Nashville. "I actually forgot some words sometime singing the national anthem, when it got to the part, 'And the rockets red glare, and the bombs bursting?' It got to that part and it was like, 'C'mon everybody!' And everybody started singing, 'And the rockets red glare,' and I said, 'C'mon.' And the bombs..' And they reminded me what line I was supposed to be singing. And it went smooth. Oh, they thought it was the way it was supposed to be."
It was a nice recovery, which is an appropriate description of Jimmy's current career status. Five years after the release of his first album, he finally put out his sophomore CD last year and earned a No. 1 single with the title track, "Do You Believe Me Now." The song is currently in the Top 30 on the USA Today Mediabase adult/contemporary singles chart.
Next month, he begins a run on Brad Paisley's American Saturday Night Tour, which will also feature Dierks Bentley.