September 8, 2009 — Jimmy Wayne got his first record deal because of the Hall & Oates 1976 classic, "Sara Smile," after then-Dreamworks executive Scott Borchetta heard him sing it. He performs it in concert but he's never recorded it — until now.
Jimmy's label, Valory Music Co., announced he's not only recorded the soulful ballad, he's joined by none other than Darryl Hall and John Oates. "'Sara Smile' has been my shield and my sword," says Jimmy. "Over 13 yrs ago, I picked a Hall & Oates Greatest Hits CD out of a bargain box that sat outside the department store in the old Gaston Mall in Gastonia, North Carolina. I listened to the CD on my way home and I heard 'Sara Smile' for the first time. I began singing this song long before I knew how to play it on guitar and I just felt like it was as if the song was written for me.
"Now, finally, I can't wait for the world to finally hear my version of 'Sara Smile'. And it makes it extra special that John and Daryl agreed to be part of this version!"
Listen for the single on radio in the coming weeks. Click here to watch Jimmy sing "Sara Smile" live on 92.3 KRST in Albuquerque, NM on April 14, 2008.