Waylon Payne

A son of country music royalty, a teenaged Baptist preacher turned addict and actor, Waylon Payne sings about fathers and sons, faith and addiction, recovery and renewal with devastating clarity. His latest character-rich collection, Blue Eyes, The Harlot, The Queer, The Pusher & Me, harks back to a way of telling stories in song that revealed kept secrets and promised mystery. Over his years, Payne has felt the terrible power secrets can hold and learned the transformative value of releasing them. Finally, he’s in a place where he can harness that power to create transcendent work.


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Three Great Things: Waylon Payne

By Waylon Payne | March 2, 2021

Three Great Things: Waylon Payne

The son of country royalty talks about his guitar, his dog, and a record that helped shape him.