Jimmy Wayne Duets With Pop-Soul Icon
Jimmy Wayne boasts both a country and pop-soul legend as guests on his new album, 'Do You Believe Me Now,' which is currently sitting pretty at No. 1 on the charts. He duets with Patty Loveless on 'No Good for Me' and with John Oates of Hall & Oates on 'Where You're Going.'
"[We] became friends in New York City when I met him and Darryl Hall in a hallway," Wayne tells GAC of his first meeting with Oates. "I had sung a song called 'Sara Smile' -- which is an old hit song of theirs -- and I walked out in the hallway and there they stood. And I thought, 'Oh, no! They heard me sing that song.'"
But Wayne had nothing to worry about. He ended up striking up a conversation with the duo and later wrote a song with Oates.
"He came to Nashville and called me one day," Wayne recants. "He said, 'Hey man, I'm in Nashville. You want to grab some lunch?' And I said, 'John, I'm in the studio. Man, you wanna come over and sing on this track with me?' And it was no problem at all. He just came over, he sang it and we hung out."
In addition to his top spot on the album charts, Wayne also celebrated the No. 1 spot on the singles chart for two weeks in a row with the title track to 'Do You Believe Me Now.'