Jimmy Wayne to Host ‘Gathering of Angels’ Holiday Concert
With the holidays approaching, this time of year always holds special meaning in Jimmy Wayne's heart. Growing up in the foster-home system, Jimmy and his sister were recipients of the Salvation Army's Angel Tree program. This month, malls across America have set up their paper angel tree with the opportunity to sponsor children less fortunate, ensuring they have a memorable Christmas.
On Monday, November 8, to help raise awareness for the Angel Tree program, Jimmy will host 'A Gathering of Angels Benefit Concert' in Nashville. He'll be joined by Ty Herndon, Julie Roberts, Restless Heart, as well as Contemporary Christian artists Matthew West, December Radio and Daniel Kirkley.
In 2004, Jimmy wrote and released a song about the program titled 'Paper Angels.' "My song and this time of year go hand-in-hand. That's why I wrote it; to help give back," Jimmy tells The Boot. "It's good to know that other people believe in a song that I believe in so strongly like 'Paper Angels.'"
The Gathering of Angels event will take place at Nashville's Christ Church (15354 Old Hickory Boulevard). The concert is free and open to to the public, but a love offering will be collected with proceeds benefiting the Salvation Army Angel Tree program. Seating will be first-come, first-served. Doors open at 6:30 PM with the show beginning at 7:00.
Earlier this year, Jimmy walked from Nashville to Phoenix, Ariz., on his project Meet Me Halfway campaign to help end teen homelessness. He's currently working on a full-length album inspired by the journey.