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Jimmy Wayne’s 2010 Walk To Become Documentary

i25productions Will Begin Shooting in Nashville in July – Nashville, TN – Jimmy Wayne will soon become the subject of a documentary based on his Project Meet Me Halfway, a 1700-mile, seven-month walk across America he undertook in 2010. The journey was made to help raise awareness of America’s youth in Foster Care who age out of the system, and without any support, may become homeless. Colorado-based i25productions, Inc. is set to begin filming in Nashville in mid0July. The film will highlight Wayne’s experiences during his seven-month journey from Nashville to Phoenix, and the people, places and pieces of Americana he encountered along the 1700-mile trek. “Having i25 get on board is a great opportunity for us to spread the message even further,” Wayne said. “I am incredibly grateful that the people involved in the company understand the plight of these foster children who age out of the system and are left without any options, and want to help America better understand that these kids need our help. They didn’t put themselves in this situation But there they are. It’s up to us to help them.” The film will be directed by Stephen Bowlby and produced by Susie Scott, the … Continue reading

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2011 CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL SELLS OUT FOR SECOND YEAR IN A ROW

NASHVILLE – For the second year in a row, CMA Music Festival sold out each night at LP Field. With crowd estimates from free areas and the nightly ticketed concerts at LP Field, CMA Music Festival reached an average daily attendance of 65,000. Tickets for 2012 CMA Music Festival, which will be held Thursday through Sunday June 7-10, go on sale to the public on Saturday, July 30 (10:00 AM/CT). “To meet the outstanding sell out of 2010 again in 2011 speaks volumes about the strength of this event, the dedication of our fans, the support of our local community, and the popularity of our music and artists,” said Steve Moore, CMA Chief Executive Officer. In 2010, Festival attendance jumped 16.7 percent over 2009 when attendance was 56,000. The 65,000 attendance in 2011 includes four-day ticket packages, promotional and single night tickets, as well as attendance in non-ticketed zones and events. “Last year there was a terrific amount of support for our event following the floods that ravaged our city,” Moore said. “We hit a benchmark that was higher than anyone expected and to meet that number again this year is an accomplishment and speaks directly to the music.” Despite … Continue reading

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Chicago Department of Family and Support Services Welcomes Country Music Sensation Jimmy Wayne as Keynote Speaker

CHICAGO, March 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — The National Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Association will host its 30th annual conference, “Building Hope for Youth,” from March 19-22, 2011, at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago. Commissioner Mary Ellen Caron, Ph.D., for the Chicago Department of Family and Support Services, will provide an official welcome to the attendees. Famous country recording artist and foster care advocate Jimmy Wayne will give the keynote address.

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Bayer CropScience Donates to ‘Meet Me Halfway’ Project

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC – As part of its annual Ag Issues Forum, a media event hosted by Bayer CropScience, country singer Jimmy Wayne shared his talent and his story of being a homeless teen. In response to this serious issue, Bayer CropScience donated $5,000 to support Jimmy Wayne’s efforts to raise awareness of teen homelessness in America through the “Meet Me Halfway” project.

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