Singer/songwriter Bryan Wayne had more reasons to be excited than most artists, celebrating his While You Wait album release recently with a party at SESAC with friends and family. Diagnosed with terminal ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) last year, the 14-song collection is a gift to his wife, two boys, friends and family, the ALS community and is a “thank you” to an industry that continues to support his dreams. It is available at www.bryanwaynemusic.com and all online retailers and streaming services.
“I made this record, because I knew with ALS that I’d lose my voice and I wanted my wife and boys, along with friends and family to hear me singing forever no matter what.” He added, “So many people have asked me over the years when was I ever going to make a record of my own – well here it is!”
Several of his While You Wait co-writers joined him on stage at the album release party to give voice to the songs Bryan recorded soon after his diagnosis. Six-time ASCAP Songwriter of the Year Ashley Gorley performed the title cut, and GRAMMY winner and 2004 ASCAP Songwriter of the Year Neil Thrasher sang “Just Wouldn’t Leave It Alone.” GRAMMY-nominated songwriter Bonnie Baker sang the moving “No More Rainy Days,” Jason Blaine performed “Slow Time Down,” Joanna Janet performed “Fly,” Big & Rich wrapped up the evening performing Bryan’s single, “Simplify” with James Otto, Janet and others on stage.
“ALS has taken my ability to sing, so I was honored my friends and co-writers stepped in to perform,” Bryan added. “I was blown away to see so many people show up and lend their support. This industry has been good to my family and me, and I hope these songs inspire people for many years to come.”
WHILE YOU WAIT was recorded in Big Kenny’s Last Dollar 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.
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