Saturday, April 18, 2020

Wayne Perry: Songwriter

Learn How Hit Songwriter Wayne Perry Began His Career

Dear Readers,

Tomorrow night, between 7 and 8 p.m. on WVXU, Cincinnati's top public radio station, I will be interviewed about my late production partner and friend Wayne Perry. Many of you will remember Wayne as a successful Nashville songwriter who wrote five No. 1 hits on the country chart, a composer of nationally charted records, and a wonderful vocalist. Artists recording his songs include the Back Street Boys, Lorrie Morgan, and Tim McGraw. Wayne and I produced many records together in the 1970s and early 1980s. One is a blue-eyed soul song named "Pain" by Little Flint featuring Wayne Perry. Those of you in the UK might know of his popular dance club song. But I will save that story for another day. If you can't find my interview tomorrow night, you can also find it on WVXU's web site. I will insert a link below. Wayne's vocal track "Take the Chance to Love Again" will be used at the end of the interview. Sometime I hope to do a story about Wayne's days as a blue-eyed soul singer in Cincinnati, where he started singing at age 14. He was too young to get into the Inner Circle nightclub, so older band members had to vouch for him (a different era, for sure).

Stay well,


Wayne Perry in the mid-1980s.

Local Music Producer & Author Randy McNutt Shares Memories Of Singer-Songwriter Wayne Perry
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  • Author and music raconteur Randy McNutt joins our Elaine Diehl to talk about his friend and one-time writing partner Wayne Perry, probably the second most successful modern local songwriter (behind Troy Seals.) Perry, whose music has been recorded by Backstreet Boys, Tim McGraw, and others, completed his first song 50 years ago this year.

    1 comment:

    Kim B. said...

    I knew Wayne in the early 70s and spent some time on their property in Waverly. I remember when he first met Dewey Lynn and when he sat in on a jam session at Waverly's Saturday night Jamboree. He sang, Your Cheatin'Heart and blew everyone away. My family lived on the same street in Hamilton before they moved out to the country house. I remember when he wrote the songs, On the stage of the Opry, Sunshine and Happy Days and one written for me ♥️Sweet memories from a lifetime ago.