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Wayne Toups was born on the 2nd October 1958, in Crowley, Louisiana USA, and is a musician, songwriter and Cajun singer, who has so far released such popular albums as “Zydecajun” (1986), “Blast from the Bayou” (1989), “Back to the Bayou” (1995), and “Reflections of the Past” (2005) among others. Thanks to his success, Wayne has received several awards, including being inducted into the Gulf Coast Hall of Fame”, and the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame, among other awards.
Have you ever wondered how rich Wayne Toups is, as of mid- 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Toups’ net worth is as high as $500,000, an amount earned through his successful career as a musician, which started in the ‘70s.
Wayne Toups Net Worth $500,000
Wayne grew up on a rice farm in Crowley, and started playing accordion when he was 13 years old. Soon he started competing in local accordion contests, and not only participating, but also winning. As he got older, Wayne became focused on music more and more, and started recording his own material. He released his first album for the Sonet label in 1979, entitled “Cajun Paradise”, after the success of which Wayne firstly became known in Europe, and then in USA, which resulted in a recording deal with Mercury Records. While signed for Mercury, Wayne released four albums – “Zydecajun” (1986), “Johnnie Can’t Dance” (1988), “Blast from the Bayou” (1989), and “Fish Out of Water” in 1991 – all of which increased his wealth and popularity as well. In no time, Wayne became one of the best Cajun musicians, and with his next album, “Back to the Bayou”, only confirmed his status of a star. Wayne continued in the same rhythm, though he switched labels often, releasing albums for MTE, Swallow, New Blues, and Valcour among others. Albums such as “More Than Just a Little” (1998), “Little Wooden Box”, and “The Band Courtbouillon” (2012) only increased further his wealth.
Aside from working on his own, Wayne collaborated with country stars, such as Mark Chesnut, playing accordion on “It Sure Is Monday”, then on Clay Walker’s “Live Laugh Love”, and also joined with Ty England, Mark Wills, Garth Brooks, then George Jones, and Sammy Kershaw.
Furthermore, Wayne’s creations have been featured in soundtracks for several films and TV series, including “Steel Magnolias” (1989), “Broken Badges” (1990) and “Dirty Race” (1997), which also improved his net worth.
His tours have also been notable; he has performed in more than 20 countries on several continents, including South America, Europe and also held concerts in the Far East. He is particularly known for wearing bright outfits during his performances.
He has made appearances on MTV too, and during the live Super Bowl telecast, which also increased his popularity and his net worth as well.
Regarding his personal life, Wayne has been married to Casey since 2012, with whom he has a son, born in 2015.