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Timothy Wayne

Country newcomer Timothy Wayne inks a major label record deal with Universal Music Group Nashville with new music expected next month. The Franklin, Tennessee native is currently a sophomore at LSU who spends his free time in the recording studio working on his first project and playing live around the southeast. Upcoming dates include a show in Baton Rouge, performances at Nashville’s famed CMA Fest, and several tour dates as support on Tim McGraw’s Standing Room Only Tour.

“Timothy Wayne has been honing his craft, his songs, and his sound around the students and college scene of LSU,” says UMG Nashville Chair & CEO, Cindy Mabe. “He’s bringing a new generation of core country music fans to his experiences of growing up around Nashville and country music as well as the country boy lifestyle he is living. He’s such a charismatic, outgoing, genuine artist and it’s exciting to watch Timothy build his era of country music and bring in a rabid fan base of youth culture into country music.”

“I’m so excited to have this opportunity to make and record music with UMG Nashville. This has been a dream of mine and I am working hard on music that I can’t wait to share with everyone.”  – Timothy Wayne

About Timothy Wayne:
Timothy Wayne, a rising country artist from Franklin, Tennessee, has a journey deeply rooted in a home that nurtured his profound love for country music. Influenced by a spectrum of country legends, from the traditional sounds of Waylon Jennings, George Strait, and Randy Travis to the contemporary flair of Dierks Bentley and his greatest inspiration, Tim McGraw, he has honed a unique style that bridges the classic and the modern. Wayne’s journey is more than a path to musical success; it’s a heartfelt mission to share the stories that have shaped him. Collaborating with Nashville’s esteemed talents like The Warren Brothers, Lance Miller, Jerrod Neiman, Marv Green, and Brice Long, he has not only worked hard to polish his skills as a songwriter but also embraced the nuances of storytelling through music. Wayne’s songs, woven with authenticity and emotion, mirror his personal journey and the universal truths of life. Currently a sophomore in college, he is working on his first studio album. Recently, Wayne was announced as an opener for the Tim McGraw Standing Room Only Tour ‘24, a dream opportunity to share the stage with one of his biggest musical inspirations.