Jimmy Wayne to Open Show for Legendary Music Duo Hall and Oates
Next week, Jimmy Wayne will have the opportunity to live out a dream, as he will open up a show for the legendary rock duo Hall and Oates. The intimate performance by Daryl Hall and John Oates will take place at the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts theater on Wednesday, June 15 at 8:00PM in the venue's pavilion.
As many who know Wayne's story are aware, it was Hall and Oates' classic hit, 'Sara Smile,' that helped guide the sexy singer to Nashville to pursue a career in the music industry.
"That song, 'Sara Smile,' obviously has been my sword and shield, as I've said many times before," Wayne tells Taste of Country. "It has opened every door for me. It began probably 15 or 16 years ago when I first heard 'Sara Smile' on a CD that I had bought from a bargain bin in Gastonia, N.C. The song, 'Sara Smile,' ended up getting me a record deal. I ended up getting to record 'Sara Smile' [on my last album], along with Hall and Oates. And now, I'm being given the opportunity to open up one of their shows, thanks to Thunder 102. They are responsible for making this happen. As Hall and Oates would say, 'You Make My Dreams Come True' ... thanks, Thunder 102!"
Tickets to the show are on sale now and can be purchased through the venue's website or box office, as well as Ticketmaster or by phone by calling 1-800-745-3000. Reserved seating starts at $29.00, then $39.00, $59.50, $70.00 and $95.00.
In other news for the soulful singer, Wayne will make a very special appearance this week in Nashville during the 2011 CMA Music Festival when he performs during the nightly concerts held at LP Field on Sunday, June 12. Wayne is currently wrapping up work on his forthcoming album, which was inspired by his Meet Me Halfway walk halfway across America last year to raise awareness and funding for at-risk teens aging out of the foster care system.
Watch the Jimmy Wayne 'Sara Smile' Video