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John Wayne Schulz is new to American Idol, wowing the judges in Austin last night with his country persona and incredible chops.
But John Wayne Schulz is not new to the music scene. This 23-year old actually recorded an album on an independent label when he was 14.
It contained 10 tracks, was titled “Ropin’ Dreams” and was released on Texas-based BSW Records, confirmed that company’s president and CEO, Frank Willson.
“He was very, very young when we first started,” Wilson tells Billboard. “He’s of Mormon faith, and he had to go on his church mission. He was gone for two years, and we justMore >
He has the name, the look, the story and the sound. John Wayne Schulz is a real, American cowboy.
Or, following last night’s audition in Austin, we should say: a real, American Idol cowboy.
The 23-year old – who released an album on an independent label when was was 14 – wowed judges and viewers with his rendition of “Believe.” As part of a family that has goes back to 1857 in Texas, Schulz ropes cattle for a living and dedicated his performance to his mother, who was diagnosed with breast cancer three years ago. Watch now.