Jimmy Wayne Records Acoustic ‘Paper Angels’
Jimmy Wayne celebrated his first No. 1 single this year with 'Do You Believe Me Now.' But that celebration is a far cry from a childhood spent mostly in foster care. Wayne was fortunate at the time, however, to receive a Christmas gift from the Salvation Army's Angel Tree program.
With his 2005 hit 'Paper Angels,' he returned the favor, encouraging people to participate in the program by taking an angel from one of the many trees placed in public areas, and buying a gift for a boy or girl in need. Naturally, the song -- and the experiences that inspired it -- remain intensely personal for the singer.
"I know it's so hard for everybody [with] the economy struggling the way it is," says Wayne. "But the kids don't know, so [let's do] whatever we can do to help 'em." Jimmy plans to spend this Christmas with his family in North Carolina.
A special acoustic version of "Paper Angels," is now available at www.jimmywayne.com.