Country artist Jimmy Wayne visits TDTD

11-24-14 Jimmy Wayne and Commissioner Susan Whitaker

Susan Whitaker and Jimmy Wayne

KNOXVILLE (press release)—Country artist Jimmy Wayne stopped by TDTD recently to present his new book to Commissioner Whitaker. Wayne’s compelling autobiography “Walk To Beautiful” includes the story of his walk from Tennessee to Arizona to raise awareness about foster care. The book’s co-writer, Ken Abraham, is a 14-time New York Times best-selling author.

Wayne is a former foster kid turned country music singer/songwriter whose songs and story highlight his mission to bring awareness to kids who age out of the foster system and become homeless.

With hits such as “Put Your Hand In Mine,” “I Love You This Much,” and “Paper Angels,” he released “Do You Believe Me Now,” his biggest hit to date for which he earned the millionaire award for having 100,000,000 radio spins in America.

In 2009 Jimmy toured with Brad Paisley and recorded Sara Smile with Hall & Oates. In 2010, Jimmy walked halfway across America to raise awareness for kids aging out of the system.

The next year he became CASA’s national spokesperson and released the novel Paper Angels. In 2012, Jimmy helped get the bill passed extending the age of foster care to 21 in both California and Tennessee.

Jimmy lives in Nashville and continues to raise awareness for kids by writing, singing and speaking.

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