Take a little time to rewind and simplify…. Bryan Wayne
had to quickly learn to live out the lyrics from his single,
“Simplify,” when he was diagnosed with terminal ALS (Lou Gehrig’s
Disease) in 2017. The hit singer/songwriter is best known for penning
the debut hit single by Tommy Shane Steiner, “What If She’s An Angel,”
which landed at number two on the US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)
chart. Bryan Wayne faced with the possibility of losing his ability to
speak or sing, opted to keep a positive outlook and recorded his first
ever full-length album, “While You Wait.” dedicated to
bring awareness to ALS. “I wanted to put my own voice on songs I have
written, so that my wife and two boys, friends and family and who knows
maybe even the world could hear me forever no matter what.”
“While You Wait” is available for streaming and download on all digital music platforms here.
“I have decided that instead of being angry and bitter about my
diagnosis, I am going to take this opportunity to remind my friends and
family how fleeting life is, and how important it is to appreciate every
second,” states Bryan Wayne. He shares inspiration and positive
messages online at www.thegoodstuff.org “...a place where people can go when they just need to restore their faith in humanity…”
As often happens in the country music community, Bryan’s Music Row
friends came out of the woodwork to help. Hitmakers Big Kenny Alphin,
Bonnie Baker, Chris DuBois, Ashley Gorley, John Rich, Adam Shoenfeld,
and Neil Thrasher are among Bryan’s co-writers on the powerfully moving
record. In addition, many of Nashville’s top session players and artists
lent their talents to the recordings.
“While You Wait” was recorded in Big Kenny’s home studio, Starstruck
Studios, and Dave Brainard’s deciBel studio in Berry Hill. Bryan Wayne
and Brian Kolb co-produced the project and subsequently mixed it at
Kolb’s, The Cabin studio.
Bryan still fears what lies ahead, but he’s facing it with an
omnipresent smile and an unparalleled grace that touches everyone he
comes in contact with.
When Bryan began selecting songs from his catalog for his album, “While
You Wait”, he took a different approach than most. He wasn’t looking for
a three minute up-tempo smash that everyone can party and dance to,
although he has those in his catalog. He was looking for songs that
connect, songs that would allow him to interact with those who face
their own challenges and with those who love a song with a deeper,
positive meaning. Mostly, he wanted to provide his family with an
eternal piece of his heart, and the sound of his voice.
“While You Wait” Tracklist:
1. Wake Up World – Greg Bieck, Bryan Wayne
2. Still Beautiful – Christy Hoskins, Casey Moynihan, Bryan Wayne
3. While You Wait – Ashley Gorley, Bryan Wayne
4. A Good Day – Bryan Wayne
5. Simplify – John Rich, Big Kenny, Bryan Wayne
6. No More Rainy Days – Bonnie Baker, Bryan Wayne
7. Fly – Big Kenny, Bryan Wayne
8. The Forever Kind – David White, Bryan Wayne
9. Closer To Heaven – Jason Blaine, Tebey Ottoh, Bryan Wayne
10. Priceless – Chris DuBois, Bryan Wayne
11. Keep On Livin’ – Jennifer Kennard, Adam Shoenfeld, Bryan Wayne
12. Just Wouldn’t Leave It Alone – Neil Thrasher, Bryan Wayne
13. Slow Time Down – Jason Blaine, Noah Gordon, Bryan Wayne
14. What If She’s An Angel – Bryan Wayne
For more information on Bryan Wayne visit his websites www.bryanwaynemusic.com and Find The Good Stuff www.thegoodstuff.org. Follow Bryan Wayne on social media Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Music is available for streaming and download on all digital music platforms Apple Music, iTunes, Spotify, Amazon Music, Google Play and more.
About Bryan Wayne :
Bryan Wayne’s “What If She’s An Angel” (recorded by
Tommy Shane Steiner) hit #2 on the charts in 2002, and attained BMI’s
MILLION AIR status. According to BMI at that time, only 1,500 songs out
of more than 4.5 million in their vast catalog have ever achieved that
feat. In addition, he had a Top 25 single with Chris Cagle’s “Country By
The Grace of God” and landed “Kick My Ass” on Big and Rich’s triple
platinum debut. John Rich also recorded BW’s song “Simplify”, which he
co-wrote with Rich and Big Kenny, for JR’s For The Kids cd to raise
money for St Jude. Over the years, Wayne has also secured cuts with Clay
Walker, Emerson Drive, Rodney Carrington, Jason Blaine, Pear and One
More Girl, among others. In 2017, Bryan was diagnosed with ALS- Lou
Gehrig’s disease. Knowing the disease could rob him of his ability to
speak and therefore sing, he hit the studio and recorded 14 of his
songs. The album While You Wait is available on all digital retailers.
For more information visit his website at bryanwaynemusic.com.