Wayne's debut album, "The Dying Breed," delivers heartfelt ballads to times past and bluesy rifts that blur the lines between Country and R&B. His bold and unique vocal melodies bring a fresh feel to the country genre. It's an album every country music fan needs to hear - immediately.
What led you to pursue a career in music?
Wow, I’ve been playing music for a long time. I think it’s a gift from God, and it kind of chose me, I think. I’m not sure about a career in music, although it would be nice, but I do it for the love more than the money.
Where do you draw your inspiration from?
True lyrics are hard to come by but my family and close friends inspire my songs. I don’t go in a room and write about XYZ, my songs are about real life and each one has a story behind it.
Where did you record "Dying Breed" and what is the meaning of the title track?
"Dying Breed" was tracked at Cedar Creek Recording in Austin, Texas.
I was driving through Dripping Springs and stopped at Tractor Supply. I sat in the truck letting a song finish by Cody Johnson. Low and behold, I go in and there is this Texas Music magazine with Cody on the cover. Well, I had to have it. A great read and I learned a lot about the young man.
Step two, I also had a meeting with Sally Allen who is a really good singer-songwriter here in Austin and works with Shinyribs & Edie Brickell. There was a story about her in the magazine as well. I had a meeting with Sally at 6pm. On my way to meet Sally, one of my best friends calls me, Dr. Frosty Moore. Dr. Moore is the Austin Rodeo doctor and he was going to doc at the Las Vegas national and wanted to know if Carol and I wanted to go. We talked about cowboys and Cody a little. I told Sally that I had read the article about you and Cody today. She started telling me all about going to Billy Bob’s and dating a cowboy and how great that Cowboys are. Well here come the thought for the song. I couldn’t think about what Sally and I were doing because the thoughts kept popping into my head about how these guys (Cowboys) are a Dying Breed, so thank you Cody, Sally and Frosty . I love this song and think this is one of my best.
Which artist(s) would you like to share the stage with?
I’d like to be on stage with a singer-songwriter like Dean Dillon or Sonny Throckmorton. I’ve played with Sonny a few times and he’s an unbelievable writer. One of my best friends was his guitar player, Jimmy Boggs.
What do you do outside of music that contributes to your creative process?
I love spending time with my family. My wife is truly the love of my life. Big story behind PRADA shoes...one of our date nights created the story so maybe you’ll see me live and it’s story. I like SCUBA Diving and playing with my Giant Schnauzer, Harley.
What is your favorite song on the album and why?
The Old Rusted Truck touches me a lot. It’s what every young man needs to here and experience in his life.
What is the plan for Wayne Goodman now that the album is out, and are there any other creative ventures on the horizon?
Keep on writing! I’d like to start up a SXSW singer songwriter acoustic only. Much like Nashville does in the Listening Room.
Wayne in Austin
Best place to get Texas BBQ?
BBQ-Salt Lick off 1826
Favorite Texas Artist?
Cody Johnson. We’ve only seen the tip of the ice burg next to George Straight, if you ask me.
Best Texas Music Venue?
Live Music - Paramount, hands down.