East Texas musician Cody Wayne injured in “serious tractor accident” | Local News
The family of East Texas musician Cody Wayne is asking for community prayers as Wayne was injured in a tractor crash today and was airlifted to hospital for surgery.
A post on Wayne’s Facebook page this afternoon said he was working on a deer ranch Wednesday morning when he “had a serious tractor accident and was rushed by Flight For Life to a hospital and went directly in surgery “. Surgery began around 1:30 p.m., according to the post.
Originally from east Texas, Wayne grew up in Leverett’s Chapel in rural Rusk County. Today, he is a renowned East Texas musician who has received several Texas Country Music Awards.
Wayne made his debut in music as a US Navy stationed in Japan. He learned to play the guitar with his roommate. After returning to East Texas at the end of his military service, Wayne began playing music here, initially in the Nacogdoches area.
Wayne started his group Cody Wayne Band in 2014 in Nacogdoches. Prior to that, he was a part of the late Westbound 21. With Wayne as the frontman, the band perform high-energy country and red earth shows that entertain large crowds. Wayne also writes much of his own music.
“Once I started writing my own music and songs, it just came out country,” Wayne told the News Journal in 2016. “Guess that’s who I am.”
Wayne has shared the stage with many musicians and country bands including Neal McCoy, Aaron Watson, Whiskey Meyers, Kevin Fowler, Trace Adkins, Eli Young Band and others.
He has also received numerous accolades over the years. Awards include being named New Male Vocalist of the Year by the Texas Country Music Awards in 2018; Artist of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year and Vocal Group of the Year at the 2017 Texas Country Music Awards; Artist of the Year and Group of the Year at the Big Star Music Awards in 2018; and numerous East Texas Music Awards.