american idol john wayne schulz 'American Idol': John Wayne Schulz previously released an album   at 14 years old“American Idol” hopeful John Wayne Schulz impressed both us and the judges in Austin, TX with his lovely rendition of “Believe” by Brooks & Dunn. He also charmed viewers with his adorable family, including his breast cancer survivor mom.

But it isn’t the first time Schulz has pursued his music dream. Billboard reports that Schulz recorded an album as a teenager — actually, at a mere 14 years of age — that was released by Texas-based independent label BSW Records.

We’ve love to get a hold of Schulz’s album, titled “Ropin’ Dreams,” if just for curiosity’s sake. We certainly don’t think this precludes him from auditioning or competing on “American Idol” — the album happened nine years ago and was a small, independent release.

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TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."