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Weather forces Jimmy Wayne cancellation

Friday, June 12, 2009 – Jimmy Wayne did not perform at CMA Music Fest concert Thursday night, but don't blame him. When heavy storms rolled through Nashville, the concert was delayed by about three hours. Wayne waited backstage until almost midnight, the rain continued, and fans went under cover inside the stadium.

But with no one able to resume playinguntila fter midnight and an early morning flight to Boston for a show tonight with Brad Paisley, Wayne did not play. Rascal Flatts also was unable to play due to a show in Tulsa, Okla. Friday.

"To say I am disappointed is an understatement," said Wayne. "I was excited to get to perform for this many fans and grateful to the CMA that I had this opportunity. But I knew I'd never get to that flight on time if I didn't agree with my managers that it was time to give up. I even offered to take my guitar to where the fans were waiting for the rain to stop and play for them there, but unfortunately the fire marshal didn't think that was such a good idea. I hope the weather is great for everyone the rest of CMA Music Festival. I'll be thinking about all the fans in Nashville while I'm out here on the road."

Wayne will tour with Paisley and Dierks Bentley through October. They are playing Mansfield, Mass. tonight.

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