Jimmy Wayne And Jewel Do Undercover Karaoke
July 14, 2010 at 11:47 AM (PT)
VALORY MUSIC CO. artist JIMMY WAYNE tells THE BOOT blog that he is nearing the end of his “Meet Me Halfway” walk from NASHVILLE to PHOENIX, which he set out on to help raise money and awareness for teen homelessness.
WAYNE said: "There are days on this walk across AMERICA that drag like a piece of fence being pulled around on a baseball field, and this asphalt treadmill is leading me nowhere. The pain in my feet is unbearable. My mind drifts away like someone falling out of love with someone they used to be crazy about. I feel like a zombie. I have to break up the monotony by doing something normal."
Last week, while staying in SHOW LOW, AZ, WAYNE entered himself into a karaoke contest being held at a nightspot in the small town, although he didn't enter as himself.
"I entered the karaoke contest under the name 'BARRY WONG,' a name of a politician I'd seen on a sign 20 miles back from SHOW LOW," said WAYNE. "The contest was being held in a bar, like one of those bars where you could get your butt kicked over a dart game." JIMMY entered the contest wearing a black cowboy hat, skiing goggles and a pink tank top.
WAYNE, who danced and sang out of tune, said he eventually got booed off the stage. For more on the story, click here and for more on JIMMY’s “Meet Me Halfway Walk,” visit meetmehalfway.jimmywayne.com.
JIMMY’s labelmate JEWEL also recently went undercover at a karaoke bar and sang her own songs as her alias “Karen.” Check out the video here.