By Judy Shields
Los Angles, California (The Hollywood Times) 02/23/2022 – “I’m excited for folks to hear ‘I Hit The Road (And The Road Hit Back)’, the first single off my new album ‘Coldwater, Tennessee’ due out April 22 on Audium Nashville,” said Dallas Wayne. “Recording a new album sometimes can be a little like giving birth, but with the help of talented musicians and legendary producer Buddy Cannon, this project was a smooth and enjoyable delivery.”
Dallas Wayne new single “I Hit The Road (And The Road Hit Back)” is one that gives true country music listeners the chance to hear what it might be like to be on the road struggling to bring the world a new country song in Honky Tonks across this country. Thanks Dallas for sharing! Judy Shields, The Hollywood Times
I had the opportunity to catch up with Dallas Wayne, who I truly enjoy listening to on SiriusXM’s Willie’s Roadhouse Monday through Friday from 9a – 3p Pacific Time and every Sunday morning from 7a – 9a Pacific Time.
It was a Valentine’s treat for me and especially to hear what Dallas bought his wife of 34 years for Valentine’s Day.
Put on your headphones, grab a drink of choice and enjoy our conversation and laughter:
I thought it was so cool that Stephen King wanted to use Dallas’ song off his “Coldwater Tennessee,” “I’m Your Biggest Fan” about a stalker on his podcast. Dallas tells that story in our interview.
About Dallas Wayne:
Dallas Wayne considers himself lucky to be able to make a living doing something he loves. Some people might say it has more to do with talent than luck. A native of Springfield, Missouri, Dallas is a singer, songwriter, radio DJ, voice-over artist, actor and music producer. He released his most recent album, Songs The Jukebox Taught Me Volume 2, on the Heart of Texas Records label in June 2018. Stay tuned for information about the new album project Coldwater, Tennessee coming soon!
Dallas has performed throughout North America and Europe, releasing 12 albums of his own, and performing on various compilation and band recordings including the honky-tonk supergroups Heybale! and the TwangBangers, as well as a Grammy-nominated bluegrass album. He began performing professionally while in school before moving to Nashville, where he developed his vocal style singing demos for the top music publishing houses and started songwriting. While touring Europe in the early 90s, Dallas signed a record deal and soon moved to Scandinavia where he was a staff songwriter for Warner/Chappell Music. After four years living and touring in Europe, Dallas returned to the U.S. and signed with HighTone Records.
He currently lives in Bristol TN/VA, the Birthplace of Country Music.
But as with every legendary story, there were bumps in the road. In 2005, Wayne lost his eyesight in one eye and was looking as if he might lose his remaining one when he came face to face with the realization that he would have to divert his career into something new. And soon after, SiriusXM came a ‘calling, and Wayne embarked on a chapter of his life that even he didn’t see coming.
Today, the voice of SiriusXM’s Willie’s Roadhouse and Outlaw Country routinely brings in listeners throughout North America that are eager to hear his stories and revel in the country music of yesteryear. Yet, at the very same time, Wayne also found a way to continue adding to his musical legacy with albums such as Songs the Jukebox Taught Me, Volume 1, and Volume 2, along with multiple trips to the stage of the Grand Ole Opry and appearances on Larry’s Country Diner and Country’s Family Reunion.
And now, with the help of legendary producer Buddy Cannon, Wayne brings Coldwater, Tennessee to the table — a new album of all-original material. Inspired by songwriting masters such as Bill Anderson, Harlan Howard, Hank Cochran, and Willie Nelson, Wayne’s music provides a new generation of country music lovers with the ultimate playbook showcasing the sound of traditional country.
On the Air Dallas can be heard six days a week on SiriusXM Radio: Monday through Friday from noon to 6 p.m. Eastern at Willie’s Roadhouse (channel 59), Tuesday through Friday in Outlaw Country (channel 60) from 10 a.m. to noon Eastern, and Sunday from 10 a.m. to noon Eastern at Willie’s Roadhouse.
Dallas got his start in radio in 1989, drawing on his many years as a performer. He solidified his radio career when he joined Outlaw Country on Sirius Radio in 2005. A year later he accepted a position at KHYI 95.3 FM in Dallas, Texas, where he served as Program Director and morning drive-time DJ until the end of 2007. After the merger of Sirius and XM in 2008, Dallas became On-Air Personality and Associate Format Manager for the Texas-based honky-tonk channel Willie’s Place, which later became Willie’s Roadhouse.
2020 Academy of Western Artists’ Pure Country Group of the Year (Heybale!)
2018 CMA of Texas Choice Award
2015 Texas Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum DJ inductee
2014 Ameripolitan Music Awards Honky Tonk Group of the year (Heybale!)
2014 Ameripolitan Music Awards DJ of the year
2009 Academy of Western Artists’ Will Rogers Award for DJ of the Year
2006 Academy of Western Artists’ Will Rogers Award for Classic Country Major Market DJ of the Year
- Commercial voice-overs for radio and television: United Airlines, Delta Airlines, Oldsmobile, Chevrolet, Ford, Suzuki, McDonald’s, Nintendo, Russell Athletic, MTV Music Television, Nokia, Miller Brewing Co., Old El Paso and Avis Rental Cars.