Country musician and recording artist Cody Wayne is coming to Leesville. The rising star will be performing at Cenla Sports Shooters in Leesville on Saturday, September 7th. Wayne has just released his new single "Remember The Lost Ones" off his new album "Bad Influence" on July 4th. 

“I’m so excited to be headed to Leesville,” Wayne said. “It’s going to be a great time, and I can’t wait to get out there and spread the love.”

Wayne is a former United States Marine who wants to use his music to give a voice to those who defend our country. As a matter of fact, all of the proceeds from “Remember The Lost Ones” will go to the Advocate of the Boot Campaign, a non-profit organization based in Texas that provides life-improving programs for veterans and military families nationwide. 

Wayne wants to use the track to show people what many soldiers go through from a first-person point of view. “When I came back home, I didn’t know how to talk about a lot of stuff. The one thing I did know how to do was write songs,” Wayne said. 

“I felt guilty that I made it back when so many didn’t. That is why I’m donating the proceeds. I’m doing it so I can give a voice to those brave souls who don’t have a voice anymore.”

Wayne has received high praise and accolades for his talent as an artist. He recently won "New Male Vocalist of the Year" at the 2018 Texas Regional Radio Annual Music Awards, as well as “Male Vocalist of the Year”, and “Entertainer of the Year” in 2017 at the Texas Country Music Awards.

Wayne’s hard work and original sound have landed him opportunities to perform alongside some of the top names in country music including the Eli Young Band, Whiskey Meyers, Colt Ford, Kevin Fowler, Jerrod Niemann, JB and the Moonshine Band, Casey Donahue and Trace Adkins.

Wayne expressed how overwhelming his success has been, and how honored he is to be able to share the stage with top talent.

“It’s crazy to get to work with such big names,” said Wayne. “It’s really good to see all the hard work pay off. I fell into music after the Marines. Music was always there, I just never noticed it. I never picked up a guitar until I was in the Marines. After that I knew that it could help me fill a void in my life. My wife inspired me to turn my hobby into a career, and the rest is history.”

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