Features Interview with Country Music Star, Best-Selling Author & Foster Child Advocate Jimmy Wayne
On the latest episode of Haggin Oaks & Morton Golf’s new podcast, Hosel Rockets, a podcast and vlog about golf that focuses on new product launches, interviews with industry experts, golf trends, and casual conversation, the team talks with Country Music Star, Best-Selling Author & Foster Child Advocate Jimmy Wayne.
In this 26th episode of the Hosel Rockets Podcast, Ken Morton, Jr. talks with Wayne, a former foster kid turned award-winning country recording-artist whose songs and story highlight his mission to raise awareness for children in foster care. Jimmy’s hits include “Stay Gone,” “Paper Angels,” “I Love You This Much” and “Do You Believe Me Now,” which earned BMI’s prestigious Million-Air Award for receiving more than one million radio spins in America. In 2009, Jimmy toured with Brad Paisley and recorded “Sara Smile” with rock ‘n’ roll Hall of Fame duo Daryl Hall and John Oates.
In 2010, Jimmy walked halfway across America (from Nashville to Phoenix) to raise awareness for kids aging out of the foster care system. While walking, he wrote the Christmas novel Paper Angels (2011, Simon & Schuster). In 2012, Jimmy lobbied to pass legislative bills extending the age of foster care from 18 to 21 in California and Tennessee.
In 2013, Jimmy’s first film, Paper Angels (UPtv) became an instant holiday classic and in 2014 he released Walk to Beautiful: The Power of Love and a Homeless Kid Who Found the Way (2014, Thomas Nelson/Harper Collins) which became a three-time New York Times bestseller and became a #1 Bestseller at Amazon.
In 2016 Jimmy received the prestigious Points of Light award from President George W. Bush (41), while simultaneously contributing to the extension of foster care services from age 18 to 21 in North Carolina and Ohio.
Each week, Hosel Rockets hosts cover a wide range of topics as they dig deep into new product releases, interview industry experts, and give a behind the scenes glimpse into running the most awarded retail operation in America, the Haggin Oaks Golf Complex.
The show is also filmed regularly and can be seen as a vlog on the Morton Golf Sales YouTube channel, https://www.youtube.com/mortongolfsales .
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