With 6 CDs to his credit, 7 top 20 songs in Europe from 2008 to 2010, a number 1 song in Belgium in 2009, a music video in Australia, and more loyal fans than you can shake a stick at, Wayne Mills has built a solid foundation and is gaining momentum every day.
Wayne Mills, who hails from the rural town of Arab, Alabama, was raised on values of a working man. His father, Jack Mills, instilled many honorable qualities and traits during Waynes upbringing. One of those lessons being, "Anything worth having is worth working for."
Wayne has worked hard. He was a two sport athlete in college, playing baseball at Wallace State Junior College (Hanceville, AL) and football at The University of Alabama, while earning his Bachelor of Science degree in Education. The discipline and determination he learned from his father and sports, has carried over into his music career. Wayne has toured non-stop, year round, since he graduated college and made a life for himself and his family. He has done most of the booking and promotion for his band from his home and has done an incredible job keeping the wheels turning on his career.
Standing 64", Wayne towers the stage. The second he walks out hes got everyones attention and he befriends each and every person in the audience. He has the absolute best rapport with his fans. Wayne comments, "The folks that come to my show are hard working people spending theyre hard earned money and I intend to give them their moneys worth. They have expectations and I want to deliver. My fans are the back bone of my career and they deserve the very best performance I can give them. Im very grateful to have them come see me and I dont want to let them down."
In 2007, Wayne signed with World Records Nashville and released his 5th CD, Under the Influence of Outlaws and Mama. Two weeks after the release of his first single, "Thats What Dancers Do," to country radio, the label folded. Without a second of delay, Wayne worked through the diversity and pushed the record independently.
Wayne conveyed, "Morris Bubba Thurman, the labels president, became a close friend and allowed me to continue promoting the record. Most labels would have just shelved the project. I am forever grateful to Bubba for letting me go forward with the UTI record."
Under the Influence of Outlaws and Mama went on to prove itself internationally. From 2008 - 2010 WMB had 7 singles go top 20 on the European Country Music Association charts. In 2009, "Alabama Blues," was released in Belgium and became Waynes first number 1 song, while charting in Denmark and Germany as well. All 7 songs reached top 20 in two or more countries with one single making the top 40 overall in Europe.
With the release of his sixth CD, The Last Honky Tonk, Wayne is more excited and more driven than ever before. Wayne states, "I have never had so many people get behind me and believe in what Im doing. Its so refreshing to have a great team that works just as hard, if not harder, than I do to get my music out there."
Waynes latest record, The Last Honky Tonk, is receiving rave reviews and it is sure to be a catapult in Waynes music career. Jason "Rowdy" Cope, Jamey Johnsons guitar player, flew Wayne to Hollywood, CA to record and produce The Last Honky Tonk. "The record that we left California with is as true to me as anything Ive ever released," says Wayne. "It blends my country roots with the experience of the real world Ive come to know."
The sound? Start with Waylon, throw in some Charlie Daniels and Lynyrd Skynyrd, add a dash of Johnny Cash and mix it all up. Thats The Last Honky Tonk, and thats Wayne Mills in a nutshell.
If you get a chance to see Wayne Mills Band perform, do not miss it!
For our Beloved Military Men and Women:
Wayne Mills Band has built more than just a fan base. WMB has achieved respect from all branches of our military. At the onset of the war Wayne began sending CDs to soldiers overseas and has, since, sent over 5000 that he calls, The Iraq Compilation. "God Bless Us All."