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Songs The Jukebox Taught Me CD

“An excellent reminder of what real country music sounds like.”
~ My Kind of Country

"Those who need schoolin’ in the classics of country music will find here some lessons not offered in Nashville."
~ Elmore Magazine


I’ll Take the Fifth CD

"I'll Take The Fifth deserves a prime position in the CD collection of any true country music fan..."
~
CountryChart.com

"With strong tunes and solid performances, Dallas Wayne proves that in addition to
serving up good music on satellite radio, he's equally adept at creating his own."
~ Robert Wooldridge,
Country Standard Time
Review used with permission of Country Standard Time

"It makes for a great listen. There is a bit of something for everyone,
and a whole lot to enjoy if you are a fan of the (country) genre as a whole. Thanks Dallas."
~ Donnie Ayers, Country Music People UK


People are Talking about Dallas...

"In case anyone forgot what country music sounds like, search no further."
~ Ray Waddell, Billboard

"Wayne has one of the best honky-tonk voices in America today... If Nashville still valued grit and twang this guy would be a major star."
~ Radney Foster, www.purespunk.com

"Everything about Dallas Wayne is big -- his size, his deep voice, his musical scope and vision."
~ Chet Flippo

"I'm telling you, this old boy should be in the f***ing Country Music Hall of Fame."
~ Crispin Sartwell, New York Press

"In a field where mimics abound, Dallas Wayne blazes his own trail."
~ Buddy Siegal, San Jose Mercury News

"With his deep, rich voice ... Dallas Wayne stands alongside the likes of Dale Watson and Wayne Hancock as one of the premier standard-bearers in contemporary honky-tonk music."  ~ CD Universe

"Missouri-born Dallas Wayne is to hardcore honky-tonk what 110 proof corn whiskey is to hard liquor. Wayne's sterling originals … shine with exquisite hillbilly wit and poetry."  ~ Bob Allen, Sonicnet.com

"Commercial country's loss is insurgent country's gain."  ~ Buzz McClain, The Washington Post



I’m Your Biggest Fan CD

“The fact that Dallas Wayne, one bodacious country singer/songwriter, is still laboring in semi-obscurity is a sin.”
~ Ray Waddell,
Billboard

“Wayne continues to write songs that better-known players in the world of country music should bow before.”
~ David Greenberger, No Depression

“This is a disc that every lover of real country music will want in their collection.”
~ Bill Groll, Country Roots Music

"...Wayne and his deep, rich voice are like old friends you want to make sure you invite to your party."
~ Kay Clements,
Freight Train Boogie

“… a reason to celebrate, since there aren't many country singers this good nowadays.”
~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine,
All Music Guide



Touch My Heart: A Tribute to Johnny Paycheck

"This one would be worth it just for the fine-form George Jones take on 'She's All I Got'; 
the genuinely burnt takes on 'I Did The Right Thing' by Dallas Wayne ..."
~ Barry Mazor, No Depression
 

"... and the great Dallas Wayne's stirring tremolo on 'I Did the Right Thing' ..."
~ Ray Waddell,
Billboard
 

"Dallas Wayne fits perfectly in the Paycheck tradition of pure honky-tonk."
~ Steve Pick, Riverfront Times


Here I Am in Dallas CD

"…Wayne's brand of honky-tonk is strong and durable, making Here I Am in Dallas easily one of the most enjoyable country albums of the year." ~ Kurt Wolff, No Depression

"There's an irony in Wayne's cover of Faron Young's 'Here I Am in Dallas'... Here he is, indeed, and country music is so much better for it." ~ Brian Baker, Country Standard Time

"When his rich baritone acquires a beer-soaked twang, the attitude seems earned, not borrowed."
~ Geoffrey Himes, Washington Post

"It's tough to follow up a critically acclaimed record like Wayne's 2000 HighTone release Big Thinkin', but Here I Am in Dallas shows he's definitely up to the challenge."  ~ William Michael Smith, RockzillaWorld

"Wayne plays reverent, hardcore honky tonk, and this is another strong release… Genuine stuff indeed." ~ Erik Hage, All Music Guide

"From the first notes on Here I Am in Dallas, (he) decries country music's wayward ways with a deep and soulful voice." ~ Justin Hopper, Pittsburgh City Paper

"Imagine a burlier-sounding Randy Travis -- stripped of varnish and steeped in the hard-twang influence of Buck Owens and Merle Haggard -- and you'll have some sense of the rough-hewn gem that is Dallas Wayne." ~ Don McLeese, Amazon.com


Big Thinkin' CD

"This collaboration ... is a blast. Tough, witty, reverent and sad, Big Thinkin' is big country."
~ Billboard Country Critics Choice

"One of the best country albums of the year. Wayne and Fulks can turn a phrase as well as Hank Cochran. Big Thinkin' is that good."
~ Howard Owens, Ventura County Star, Ventura, CA

"Big Thinkin' is much needed relief for alt-country… proof that authentic country is alive and well."  
~ Marty Jones, Westword.com Playlist

"Classic roadhouse sound… Flat-out vocal performances for the ages."
~ Jim Musser, No Depression

"A big dose of real honky-tonk… a welcome respite from the utterly banal Nashville hatboys."
~ James Kelly, Creative Loafing

"…a real winner… the Bakersfield twang of Buck Owens and the grit of Merle Haggard."
~ The Express, Berkeley, CA

"A terrific, honest record. True honky-tonk."  ~ The Onion, Madison, WI

"Not since Merle Haggard and Tammy Wynette were washed up on shore by Hurricane Garth has country music sounded this authentic."  ~ Chris Jorgensen, The Gazette, Billings, MT

"You truly believe the guy could put a restaurant menu to music and make it sound great. This is easily one of the best discs I've listened to all year. A new force to be dealt with in country music."   ~ Christopher Thelen, The Daily Vault

"Big Thinkin' is the breath of fresh air that fans of real country music have been craving."
~ Michael Miller, The State Newspaper



"Wayne's debut was a major event in alternative country… a gifted singer-songwriter who sounds like no one but Dallas Wayne."
~ Buddy Siegal, Orange County Weekly Top Ten of 2000

"Dallas Wayne has the right kind of voice to put this stuff back on the radio. Hard-core honky-tonk."  ~ Blue Suede News

"His floor-rumbling low notes recall singers like Vern Gosdin and John Anderson -- in timeless honky-tonk that ranges in mood from barn burning to tear-jerking."  ~ Peter Margasak, The Chicago Reader

"Dallas Wayne: A newcomer today, one of tomorrow's greats."  ~ Musicnet

"In a world of pretenders ... Dallas Wayne is the real deal."  ~ Michael Ross, Amazon.com

"This guy has talent to burn."  ~ Big John Howell's Big Picks, US99 radio

"… a voice that hovers somewhere between the dusky tones of Waylon Jennings and the stylistic flair of George Jones ... a true country singer."  ~ Rob Patterson, CD Now

"Conjures memories of George Jones, Merle Haggard, Buck Owens and Waylon Jennings… this is a hard-core country experience."  ~ John F. Butland, Toast Magazine

"Wayne's barroom weepers and roadhouse stompers are a breath of fresh air."
~ Michael Gray, Country.com

"You want country? This guy is hard-core, undiluted roadhouse country."  
~ Province Newspaper, Vancouver BC

"Wayne has a voice that was made to sing real country … His traditionalism is darn refreshing." 
~ Ray Hogan, The Greenwich Times

"There has to be a place in music for someone who honors, understands and continues valued traditions. Meet Dallas Wayne." 
~ Charles Schroeder, ATS Sounding Board

 

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