In State Of Mind, the actor and comedian discusses how his religion propelled him from a rural upbringing to Hollywood.
In this week’s episode of YouTube’s State Of Mind video podcast, General Hospital’s Maurice Benard sat down with comic Kountry Wayne, a.k.a. Wayne Colley, a social media star. The two enthusiasts talked on how important faith was to Wayne’s life. The former rapper discussed having huge goals in a tiny community, how women make him weak, how having 10 kids has affected his life, his analytical view on being a vegan, and how he eliminated swearing from comedy while still succeeding.
Maurice Benard & Kountry Wayne: Thank God He’s A Country Boy!
The Georgian farm lad from a tiny village began posting short videos on Facebook in 2014 about uncomfortable situations in life. The next year, he brought his own philosophy of life to the stage, and ever since then, he’s been on fire, amassing 7.6 million Facebook fans, 3.4 million Instagram followers, 758 thousand YouTube subscribers, and 57.7 thousand Twitter followers.
Wayne discussed how, in spite of his modest origins, his motivation grew. “My hometown is Millen, Georgia. Georgia’s South. several red lights. muddy roads. It was hard. It was a little town full with people with dim perspectives. I could always see through the glass. TV programmes have always helped me see beyond where I am. Even when I was little. Living in that town was like living in the cellar like Cinderella.
He was able to go through the barriers preventing him because of his trust in a higher power. God is the cause of everything’s viability. Christ is the reason behind all of my seasons because, without that faith, I could never have succeeded in Hollywood. “Sometimes, to know the best that can happen, you have to know the worst that can happen,” he said when explaining what it meant to him. Because of where I was in life and my absolute conviction that I needed support from higher places to advance, I came to believe in God.
The comic remarked, “You know how a kid believes in superpowers and superheroes? Yeah, I genuinely believed in Jesus, and I refused to let anyone shake my confidence in him. I didn’t care what people thought. I learned to float above the sea in life. It seems sense that you would sink in water. Pain could be present. There could be heartbreak. Debt could exist. But, it is conceivable if you walk on it like water.
Inspiring and memorable remarks abound in the interview, including this one: “When God makes a person, when you are who he made you to be, you are the finest in the world. Because they are attempting to be someone else, the majority of individuals will never achieve that level.
Taking The Cussing Out Of Comedy
Benard (Sonny Corinthos) was curious to learn that Wayne makes it a point to remove the profanity from humour but still finds it hilarious. “I’ve heard your stand-up comedy is fantastic. Out of this universe,” said the host before asking his subsequent query. How can you perform stand-up without using profanity?
Wayne said, “I simply shout ‘Hell’ and ‘Damn. “I just decided to do it after my first boss advised me to do it politely. I abruptly stopped since her father, Les Brown, is a motivational speaker and prolific author.
The comic continued, “I am a rural lad.” “Knowledge might sometimes mean not knowing something, and not knowing something can occasionally open up new paths for you. You merely need to add additional phrases because I already travelled that path. Although it is difficult for me, the fact that I can accomplish it sets me apart from others. I just discovered a technique to express myself more freely instead of cussing in order to get the same response. I convey my meaning using inflection.
Wayne went on to discuss his upbringing in Georgia, his views on parenting, spirituality, and life. He also discussed how he keeps a positive self-image and how what you eat both physically and emotionally affects your mental health. Don’t miss his opinions on eating meat, his tricks for being calm and positive, or the story behind his stage name.
Before this interview, you may not have heard of the actor or comedian, but after viewing this episode of State Of Mind, you’ll want to see more. Follow Kountry Wayne on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and his official website to learn more about him.
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Sometimes you have the privilege of talking to someone right before they hit it big!!! https://t.co/UOPDvenrPV— Maurice Benard (@MauriceBenard) February 19, 2023
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