Songs of Hope

Country singer pulls heartstrings at private concert for Dallas Children's Advocacy Center

Country singer pulls heartstrings at private concert for DCAC

Kelcy & Amy Warren, Jimmy Wayne, encore for advocacy
Kelcy Warren, Amy Warren, Jimmy Wayne Lisa Stewart Photography
Catie Enrico, Selwyn Rayzor, Joyce Seay Goss, Aaron Enrico
Catie Enrico, Selwyn Rayzor, Joyce Goss, Aaron Enrico Lisa Stewart Photography
Jeremy Lock, D’Andrea Simmons-Lock, Leah Pasant, Jim Pasant, encore for advocacy
Jeremy Lock, D'Andra Simmons Lock, Leah Pasant, Jim Pasant Lisa Stewart Photography
Jason Ormand, Heather Emmanuel, encore for advocacy
Jason Ormand, Heather Emmanuel Lisa Stewart Photography
 John Nolan, Andrea Alcorn, encore for advocacy
John Nolan, Andrea Alcorn Lisa Stewart Photography
Mike & Laura Slaney, encore for advocacy
Mike Slaney, Laura Slaney Lisa Stewart Photography
Imad Anbouba, Shelley Tims, encore for advocacy
Imad Anbouba, Shelley Tims Lisa Stewart Photography
Laura Wright, Debby Ackerman
Laura Wright, Debby Ackerman Lisa Stewart Photography
Paul and Laura Hudson, Encore for advocacy
Paul Hudson, Laura Hudson Lisa Stewart Photography
Aaron and Catie Enrico, Encore for advocacy
Aaron Enrico, Catie Enrico Lisa Stewart Photography
Kelcy & Amy Warren, Jimmy Wayne, encore for advocacy
Catie Enrico, Selwyn Rayzor, Joyce Seay Goss, Aaron Enrico
Jeremy Lock, D’Andrea Simmons-Lock, Leah Pasant, Jim Pasant, encore for advocacy
Jason Ormand, Heather Emmanuel, encore for advocacy
 John Nolan, Andrea Alcorn, encore for advocacy
Mike & Laura Slaney, encore for advocacy
Imad Anbouba, Shelley Tims, encore for advocacy
Laura Wright, Debby Ackerman
Paul and Laura Hudson, Encore for advocacy
Aaron and Catie Enrico, Encore for advocacy

Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center supporters gathered at the Preston Hollow home of Amy and Kelcy Warren for an intimate concert by country music artist Jimmy Wayne, who performed inspirational songs and shared his personal story as a child abuse survivor. Dubbed Encore for Advocacy, the event celebrated the transformative power of music therapy.

Guests — including Joyce Goss, Laura and Paul Hudson, Cynthia and Harry Farnham, and Selwyn Rayzor — listened intently as Wayne wove together songs and storytelling, sharing the chance encounter with an elderly couple who gave him a home and a chance for a better life.

“I told myself that when I make it, I’m not going to forget where I came from,” Wayne said.

With encouragement from his unconventional new family, Wayne pursued his dream as a singer/songwriter in Nashville. Song such as “I Love You This Much,” “Paper Angels” and “So Do You Believe Me Now” have all been hits, and Wayne is now a working musician and published author as well as a speaker and advocate for children.

Proceeds from Encore for Advocacy benefit the music therapy program at the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center whose mission is to improve the lives of abused children in Dallas County and to provide national leadership on child abuse issues.

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