unimaginable danger of the battlefield, the loss of brothers in arms
and the two-ton weight of survivor’s guilt: once these buried emotions
fought their way to the surface, the song took on a life of its own.
we had the song laid down in the studio, I could close my eyes and see
Iraq again. I could feel it…smell it. And I am grateful that I have the
chance to tell not only my story, but give voice to the ones who no
at the Rosewood Studios in Tyler, Texas and produced by Cody himself
along with engineers Drew Hall and GRAMMY Award-winner Greg Hunt, “Remember The Lost Ones”
was musically orchestrated to pay homage to those who serve. Stripped
of big production theatrics, the music speaks the truth even without the
words. The lone weeping guitar sets the stage, the bass drum explodes
like mortar shell in the distance and the snare drum walks through like
the burst of machine gun fire. “Remember The Lost Ones” is an
auditory diary entry illustrating a day in the life of an active service
member. This is Cody’s way of shining a light on the realities of war
and the remarkable courage of those who fight.
his father at age 15 catapulted Cody into a deep sense of “being lost”
and he spent years wandering an empty life with no true direction. He
joined the military at the age of 20 and immediately felt a sense of
belonging, a sense of purpose. Reconstructing himself as a marine
brought responsibility, pride and self-esteem to his life, and led him
to the true discovery of himself. His new album “Bad Influence”
was released in March of 2019 and is described by Cody as a scrapbook of
moments in his life, and the journey that has brought him to this
point. The album is 10 tracks long with 5 added bonus tracks to boot.
All of the bonus tracks have been released as radio singles, and all of
them have served their tour on the Texas music chart.
Cody Wayne won
“New Male Vocalist of the Year” at the 2018 Texas Regional Radio Annual
Music Awards, and “Male Vocalist of the Year” and “Entertainer of the
Year” at the 2017 Texas Country Music Awards. Amidst his rapidly
budding music career, Cody still finds time to continue to serve his
brothers in arms through charitable work with a slew of organizations
including the USO, the Travis Manion Foundation, Boots for Troops, Vet
Fest, Muddin for the Military and Lone Star Warrior Outdoors. Cody
Wayne is also a proud official advocate for The Boot Campaign, a
non-profit organization based in Texas that provides life-improving
programs for veterans and military families nationwide.