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Jimmy Wayne’s Memoir ‘Walk to Beautiful’ Continues to Inspire

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Jimmy Wayne’s three-time New York Times best-selling book, Walk to Beautiful celebrates a milestone this week as it crosses the 100,000 sales mark for print copies. Jimmy’s memoir, released in October of 2014, has not only captivated readers, it has inspired positive change in the foster care system and compelled individuals to get involved in helping at risk foster kids.

“I wrote Walk To Beautiful with best-selling author Ken Abraham after walking from Nashville to Phoenix to raise awareness for at-risk foster children,” says Jimmy. “When I was 16, I was given a home by Bea and Russell Costner, and I wouldn’t be here today if not for their kindness and generosity.”

“Jimmy Wayne is an inspiration to all who meet him, and there have been so many that have now met him through the pages of Walk to Beautiful as well,” says Matt Baugher, Senior Vice President of Thomas Nelson and Publisher of W Publishing Group. “Jimmy is a tireless promoter for a healthy foster care system in this country and has done more to advance this great cause than almost any other individual in the last few years. This book is just one small part of that effort, and we’re honored to partner with him.”

A supporter of Jimmy’s tireless work is Coca-Cola. When the global brand heard about its role in Jimmy’s story, it commissioned 7,000 displays in grocery stores around America featuring Walk to Beautiful along with its classic Christmas Coca-Cola bottles. This was the first promotion of its kind in Coca-Cola history. In addition, Jimmy’s song “I Love You This Much” is also currently part of Coca-Cola’s “Share a Coke and a Song” campaign that features lyrics on bottles and cans of Coca-Cola nationwide.

In 2010, Jimmy walked halfway across America (from Nashville to Phoenix) to raise awareness for kids aging out of the foster care system. In 2011, Jimmy released the novel Paper Angels which became a made-for-TV movie of the same title. In 2012, Jimmy helped get legislative bills passed extending the age of foster care to 21 in both California and Tennessee, and in 2015, he did the same in his home state of North Carolina. This May, Foster Care Awareness Month, the state of Ohio also passed a bill to extend foster care to 21.

In 2014, he released Walk to Beautiful, a three-time New York Times Bestselling memoir. Jimmy lives in Nashville and continues to raise awareness for abused and neglected children through performing, writing and speaking. For more about Jimmy Wayne, please visit: www.jimmywayne.com

Musicians On Call Brings The Grand Ole Opry To Hospitalized Veterans With Jimmy Wayne

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This Veterans Day, Jimmy Wayne, country music singer and songwriter, visited Veterans with Musicians On Call (MOC), a nonprofit that brings live and recorded music to the bedsides of patients in healthcare facilities at the Nashville VA. The singer serenaded Veterans with his hits including “Sara Smile” and “Do You Believe Me Now” at MOC’s Bedside Performance Program, where volunteer musicians across the country have delivered the healing power of music to nearly half a million patients, families and caregivers.

“Serving our nation’s service men and women on Veterans Day is a privilege and we’re thrilled to make it even more special with this Grand Ole Opry Circle Throwdown partnership,” said Pete Griffin. “For Musicians On Call however, Veterans Day is every day and I’m proud that the Nashville VA is just one of the many facilities nationwide where our volunteers deliver the healing power of music to military and Veterans on a weekly basis. To date, our amazing volunteers have performed for over 23,000 Veterans and family members.”

The visit was the first in partnership with the Grand Ole Opry, who is celebrating its 90th anniversary, and its Circle Throwdown, which brings impromptu performances with Opry artists and a replica of the famed six-foot Opry Circle of wood symbolizing the oak center stage at the Opry House to new locations across the country.

For more information, visit www.musiciansoncall.org.

Jimmy Wayne to Release Autobiography this Fall

Jimmy Wayne

Jimmy Wayne has written a story about a foster kid who was often homeless before making it big in country music. It’s his own story. Jimmy’s autobiography, “Walk To Beautiful,” will come out October 7th.

Jimmy, along with 14-time New York Times best-selling author Ken Abraham, tells the story of how his mentally ill mother took off with her lover, leaving Wayne alone at a bus station hundreds of miles from home at the age of 13. Jimmy spent many nights hungry and on the streets when he wasn’t in and out of the foster care system. An elderly couple took him in, giving him a stable home and an education.

“This book is a milestone in my entire career,” Jimmy tells Country Weekly. “I haven’t been this excited since I released my very first album in 2003. I’ve always wanted to share my story in songs, but that was kind of hard to get everything into three minutes. This book tells my entire life story, and I wrote it because I feel like it’s going to inspire people.”

You can pre-order your copy of “Walk to Beautiful” on Amazon.com here.

Jimmy Wayne Launches Online Pet Treat Store for a Good Cause

JW & Ruby @ Phoenix line

JW & Ruby @ Phoenix line

Country music star Jimmy Wayne’s rescued chihuahua is making headlines for a good cause. In honor of his furry friend, Ruby, whom he adopted in 2010, Wayne celebrates the launch of Ruby’s Pet Treats — an online pet treat store which gives dog owners the opportunity to make a positive impact while stocking up on their pet’s favorite snacks, treats and toys. A percentage of each item sold through Ruby’s Pet Treats benefits both The Humane Society of Genesee County in Michigan (a no-kill animal shelter) and Wayne’s Project Meet Me Halfway, which helps care for teens in foster care programs who are at risk for homelessness.

Though many know him for his No. 1 Country Billboard hit, “Do You Believe Me Now,” and Top Tens “Stay Gone,” and “I Love You This Much,” success didn’t come easy for Wayne. A victim of childhood abuse, abandonment and extreme poverty, he has used his success to launch programs like Project Meet Me Halfway and Ruby’s Pet Treats to help improve the lives of the underprivileged.

It was while walking halfway across the U.S., (from Nashville, Tenn. to Phoenix, Ariz.), as part of his Project Meet Me Halfway to raise awareness of the importance of improving the foster care system, that Wayne came across a different kind of foster child — a little chihuahua who had been rescued from a kill shelter. Wayne adopted her from her rescue family on April 1, 2010 and gave her the name Ruby. Today, with the launch of Ruby’s Pet Treats, he hopes to ensure both pets and youth are properly cared for and eventually find loving homes.

Ruby’s Pet Treats is in partnership with Cost Less Pet Treats, offering healthy, high-quality products at a competitive price. The store’s premiere product, and Ruby’s favorite savory snack, are the three-inch Peanut Butter Biscuits which come in a five-pack for $1.49.

Other products offered include those made exclusively in the U.S.A, rawhides, natural treats, gourmet treats, healthy choice treats, designer and stainless steel bowls, dog toys, among other items. Continental U.S. customers can enjoy free shipping on all orders.

To view the full list of products, visit RubysPetTreats.com.

For more information on Jimmy Wayne and Project Meet Me Halfway, visit JimmyWayne.com or projectmmh.org.

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