Jimmy Wayne Walks and Grills Out

When Valory Music Company artist Jimmy Wayne walks into Amarillo, TX this Saturday (4/3), he will reach the halfway point of his walk halfway across America after spending 93 days on the road and covering approximately 977 miles. He will end his walk in Phoenix, AZ, with a goal of raising  His goal is raising awareness of America’s homeless teens.

Wayne began the walk on New Year’s Day, leaving Nashville on an icy cold morning to kick off an initiative he calls Meet Me Halfway. The singer was inspired to create the Meet Me Halfway campaign by the almost epidemic number of homeless teens in the US and the foster children who ‘age out’ of the system without any sort of support system. Wayne’s own childhood was spent in and out of foster and group homes, and at one time he was also homeless.

The halfway point will be marked be a celebration at the Hastings Record Store in Amarillo, where Wayne will share his experiences on the road, and the reasons he undertook the walk.

In other news, Wayne will be joining The Rick & Bubba Show and Bryan Foods for The Ultimate Bryan Neighborhood Grill-Out.
Potential contestants can submit their favorite Bryan Foods-related family memory to The Rick & Bubba Show website, www.rickandbubba.com/contests.php, by April 30. The winner will receive a neighborhood grill-out hosted by Wayne, who also will perform. Bryan grill masters will prepare the food, categorized as “southern grill-out fare.” Four runners-up also will be awarded a year supply of Bryan food products, T-shirts, aprons and more. Bryan Foods is making a large food donation to Wayne’s Meet Me Halfway project.

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