Jayce Hein is the singer/song-writer who is taking on Extreme Weight Loss’s year-long journey to get fit. Read on for the facts on Hein and to hear some of his music.
1. Hein Is a Successful Musician
Hein has helped sell millions of albums for big music artists as a successful singer/songwriter, but he has a giant problem … his weight. Geauga News gives the rundown on Hein’s musical journey thus far:
At age 12, Jayce began playing the guitar, and by the age of 15 he was playing in clubs. He soon caught the attention of a major record label, Warner Bros. … Jayce would share the stage with acts including Andy Griggs, Ronnis Milsap, Ty Herndon, Chris Cagle, Darryl Worley, Joe Diffie, and rock superstar Meat Loaf.
One of the big stars that Hein has written music for is Jason Aldean, who he actually met at a party.
2. Trainer Chris Catches Hein Smoking
— Jayce Hein (@Jayce_Hein) June 17, 2014
Fitness trainer Chris Powell thinks that eating and exercise are the only problems that he has to help Hein with … until he catches Hein smoking after Hein was supposed to have quit. Now, Hein has to kick another bad habit.
3. He’s a Dedicated Father
Hein has a supportive, young son Tyler, who he constantly is fighting custody for … After a divorce from a destructive relationship with his ex-wife, Hein gained a lot of weight, but that hasn’t stopped him from fighting for his son. For Father’s Day Hein’s son got him the shirt pictured above and Hein posted it on Facebook with this as a caption:
My little guy got me this for Fathers Day! Just picked him up to spend the summer in Tennessee with me.
Currently, Hein has a fiancee named Emilee who also appears on tonight’s episode. And, just for fun, let’s check out a Twit pic of Hein from when he was a young boy …
— Jayce Hein (@Jayce_Hein) May 29, 2014
4. Ryan Lochte Helps Jayce on This Episode
— Ryan Lochte (@RyanLochte) June 17, 2014
What better way to get into shape than with the help of an Olympian … On tonight’s episode, Ryan Lochte meets Hein in Tahiti to try to help in his weight battle.
So, what’s the problem with Jayce? He has a fear of the water and can’t swim. Trainer Chris Powell helps him with his fear and Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte shows up later in the show to give his support as well.
5. Two Country Stars Appear on EWL Tonight
Jayce Hein’s dream is to not only write music for other artists, but to perform as a big star himself. Check out his song “Small Town Summertime” in the above audio clip.
The show has posted some info on tonight’s episode via Facebook, naming two country stars that are appearing on the show to help motivate Hein.
Are you ready to meet Jayce?! Tune in TONIGHT to see his incredible transformation– with the help of Olympic gold medalist, Ryan Lochte!! PLUS visits from two of country music’s biggest stars: Casey James and Gretchen Wilson!!!
Because of his excessive eating and weight issues, Hein’s singing career has not been as successful as he would have liked, though he’s helped sell so many records for other country stars. With the inspiration of Casey James and Gretchen Wilson, Hein is hoping to get back on track.
Here’s Casey James doing a song I co-wrote that will be on his upcoming album! “A Woman’s Touch” http://t.co/cEMhs8HIiN
— Jayce Hein (@Jayce_Hein) January 16, 2014