Country Star Jimmy Wayne Plans Freezing-Cold Charity Walk From Nashville to Phoenix

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Country music star Jimmy Wayne is leaving Nashville and coming to the Valley, and he's doing it the hard way -- he's walking.

Wayne, responsible for trailer-park love ballads like "Stay Gone," and "Blue and Brown," will be leaving Nashville, Tennessee, on foot on January 1 in an attempt to walk all the way to Phoenix.

Wayne didn't lose his car keys, or anything; he's walking for a cause, natch.

Wayne, who grew up homeless, will be hoofing it to draw attention to his "Meet Me Halfway" campaign, designed to raise awareness of homelessness.

"It's going to be cold, rainy, and maybe even snowing, and that ground I sleep on at night is going to be really hard. But that's what the homeless are dealing with each and every winter they go without a home of their own," Wayne says in a statement.

Throw a dog, a divorce, and some cheap beer into that scenario, and you got yourself the recipe for a hit country song. 

"Our country is too great for us to have people who are suffering so. And events of the past 12 to 14 months have increased the number of people -- especially children and young adults -- without a safe place to sleep," Wayne says. "We as a nation have got to end homelessness, and we've got to help these kids."

Wayne is working with Arizona-based HomeBase Youth Services.

As with most things these days, you can follow Wayne's journey on his Twitter page at "JimmyWayne."


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