Jimmy Wayne, Dusty Drake CDs get pushed back
Thursday, April 26, 2007
– The game plan by Big Machine Records was to release albums by Dusty Drake in June and Jimmy Wayne in July, but due to less than hoped for radio play of their respective singles, the release dates were put on hold.
Drake, a Pennsylvania native, who had an album out on Warner about four years ago, was slated to have his Big Machine debut out June 5. Wayne's label debut was due July 24. Wayne, a 34-year-old North Carolina native, had several hit singles - "Stay Gone" and "I Love You This Much" - while on the now defunct DreamWorks Nashville label.
There was no word on when either Drake or Wayne would release a disc.
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 ...
Dusty Drake has an absolutely killer voice. His contribution to the Hank Williams, Jr. tribute earlier this year (a cover of “Heaven Can’t Be Found”) might be the best thing on that record and made you sit up and take notice. And if his first single, “One Last Time,” is a bit overblown, it’s redeemed by Drake’s emotive singing and by the genuinely moving twist the lyrics deliver at song’s end.
Those indicators made one look forward to an album-length effort from Drake, but the results on ...