Jimmy Wayne releases new single for new label
Wednesday, September 27, 2006
– Big Machine Records will release Jimmy Wayne’s debut single for the label on Oct. 9. “That’s All I’ll Ever Need,” the lead single from Wayne’s forthcoming album, is a life-affirming uptempo song from Wayne, who scored big hits with “Stay Gone,” “I Love You This Much” and “Paper Angels.”
“I'm so proud to have Jimmy Wayne on the Big Machine roster,” said Big Machine President/CEO Scott Borchetta. “I originally signed Jimmy to DreamWorks where his debut album is near gold and he had two Top 5 and 4 Top 20 singles. We both feel we're picking right back up where we left off and having a great time. Jimmy's new music is going to knock people out. To say the Big Machine staff is excited would be an understatement! ‘Stay Gone’ no more... Jimmy is back!”
“That’s All I’ll Ever Need,” written and produced by Wayne along with Mark Nesler and Tony Martin, has just arrived at country radio stations. Wayne will complete the follow-up to his debut, self-titled CD in the next few months, with plans for release in early 2007.
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Sometimes the third time out for an artist can mystify them, as by this point they've chosen to either clone or deconstruct their first record. So what's next? Jimmy Wayne, who sharply veered away from the deep emotional mining of his first effort to more straightforward country- pop on his second, goes the route of a hybrid collection.
There's the big leadoff (and Keith Urban-penned) Things I Believe, which swings for the number one hit fences all the way with a hook heavy ...
Jimmy Wayne's turbulent childhood as a foster child and teen delinquent, and his personal journal writings, fueled many of the songs on his self-titled debut, painting him as a survivor and poet with a strapping, emotional voice and a penchant for vulnerable story songs. He brings more of these dramatic tales to his soulful sophomore effort (and first on the new label).
In Kerosene Kid, Wayne reminisces about facing his classmates' jeers each winter, as he smelled of the kerosene he ...
One wants desperately to like Jimmy Wayne - though he's just 30, he's already had enough trouble to last several lifetimes. But though "Stay Gone," the first single from his self-titled debut, has much to recommend it, it's one of the few bright spots in a generally undistinguished album.
The basic problem isn't hard to see. Though he's a good songwriter with solid songwriting skills - 8 of the 12 cuts have his name among the credits - the production here surrounds him with generic country-pop ...