Jimmy Wayne Gets Celebrity Cheers on ‘Halfway’ Trek
While Jimmy Wayne continues his walk halfway across America on his 'Meet Me Halfway' campaign, fellow artists are inspired by the good deed the singer is doing to raise awareness for teens who age out of the foster home system.
"As artists, we have a special platform to help others," Jimmy's labelmate, Justin Moore, tells The Boot. "We don't always have as much time to do as many things as we'd like, but when we have opportunities, it is part of our job to do so. We are so blessed to do what we do for a living. It's a small way to give back. Jimmy is an incredible artist and a better human being. What he's doing now is a great example of that."
By doing his 1,700-mile trek in the dead of winter, Jimmy raised a lot of eyebrows when he announced his campaign in December. But that only showed friends and fans that his mission came from the heart.
"It made me think of this quote from Richard Nelson Bolles," Trent Willmon tells The Boot. "One of the saddest lines in the world is, Oh come now - be realistic. The best parts of this world were not fashioned by those who were realistic. They were fashioned by those who dare to look hard at their wishes and gave them horses to ride.
"I wish I had the courage to do what Jimmy is doing," Trent continues. "Vaya con Dios, amigo!"
"I called Jimmy because I think it's really amazing what he's doing," Bucky tells The Boot. "What he's had to overcome, and then to see the success he's had. He's a great example for so many kids in the same position. He's doing a great thing to help improve their lives, and I wanted to show my support."
Jimmy is encouraging fans to also show their support by walking with him on his trek or by making donations through the official 'Meet Me Halfway' website.