Wayne Hancock

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Wayne Hancock
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Wayne Hancock in 2010
Background information
Born (1965-05-01) May 1, 1965 (age 53)
Origin Austin, Texas
Genres Ameripolitan
Western swing
Occupation(s) Singer, Songwriter
Instruments Singing
Years active 1977–present
Labels Deja Disc, Ark 21, Bloodshot
Website www.waynehancock.com

Wayne "The Train" Hancock (Born May 1, 1965) is a country musician.

Hancock began writing songs at the age of 12, and at 18 won the Wrangler Country Showdown. Immediately after the contest, he was shipped to recruit training and served four years with the United States Marine Corps. In 1994 he performed in the musical Chippy. Hancock released his debut album in 1995, and has continued to tour and record albums since then. He lives in Denton, Texas.

Hank Williams III, who is often compared to Hancock, has recorded some of Hancock's material, including "Thunderstorms and Neon Signs" and "87 Southbound". The two have recorded a live duet of Hancock's "Juke Joint Jumpin'".

In April 2014, he was injured in a motorcycle accident leading to serious injuries, including a collapsed lung and fractured elbow.[1]


Title Album details Peak positions
US Country
Thunderstorms and Neon Signs
  • Release date: September 19, 1995
  • Label: Deja Disc
That's What Daddy Wants
Thunderstorms and Neon Signs
  • Release date: March 24, 1998
  • Label: Ark 21 Records
Wild, Free & Reckless
  • Release date: July 27, 1999
  • Label: Ark 21 Records
The South Austin Sessions
A-Town Blues
  • Release date: September 4, 2001
  • Label: Bloodshot Records
Swing Time
  • Release date: August 19, 2003
  • Label: Bloodshot Records
The Best of Wayne Hancock
  • Release date: April 26, 2005
  • Label: Ark 21 Records
  • Release date: October 10, 2006
  • Label: Bloodshot Records
Viper of Melody
  • Release date: April 21, 2009
  • Label: Bloodshot Records
  • Release date: February 25, 2013
  • Label: Bloodshot Records
Slingin' Rhythm
  • Release date: October 28, 2016
  • Label: Bloodshot Records
"—" denotes releases that did not chart


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