Learn How Hit Songwriter Wayne Perry Began His Career
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).
Wayne Perry in the mid-1980s.