Jimmy Wayne Scraps Five-Year Plan


Jimmy Wayne on the CMA Awards Red Carpet at "The 42nd Annual CMA Awards," on Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2008, broadcast live from the Sommet Center in Nashville on the ABC Television Network. Photo courtesy of the Country Music Association.

Dec. 11, 2008 — Jimmy Wayne had to wait five years from the release of his first album until he was finally able to get a second one out. Not surprisingly, he hasn’t got a clue what to expect over the next five years.

"I try not to think about that," he told the national radio show GAC Nights: Live From Nashville. "I just try to think about the songs I’m writing now and get out and give the fans exactly what they spend their hard-earned money on, just try to give them some great songs. Really, that’s really what I’m focused on 100 percent of the time. I wake up thinking about it. I go to bed thinking about it. I’m totally a different person now, I would say, than I was 10 years ago when I first moved to Nashville."

Jimmy’s current single, "I Will," is in the Top 30 on the USA Today Mediabase country singles chart.

Jimmy was out and about Tuesday night at a Christmas party at the Music Row offices of William Morris, one of the industry’s most-powerful booking agencies. Also spotted at the party: Chuck Wicks, SHeDAISY, Clint Black, Lisa Hartman Black, Bryan White, Love And Theft and at least one member of Whiskey Falls.