JIMMIE ALLEN APPEARS ON “CBS THIS MORNING” TO DISCUSS GENRE-BLURRING SONG “OLD TOWN ROAD”

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 2:00pm

Singer/songwriter and Stoney Creek Records/BBR Music Group artist Jimmie Allen appeared on “CBS This Morning” on Wednesday, April 10, to lend his voice to the ongoing conversation surrounding the Lil Nas X hit “Old Town Road.” His comments about the song that currently finds itself at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart can be seen HERE.
 
“This song deserves to be on every chart,” Allen said in the taped piece. “I came into this genre as a new artist from a small town in Delaware and I’m a black guy. And I had strikes against me that people thought might stop me, but yet, the country community welcomed me in.”
 
Indeed, the country community has welcomed Allen in with open arms since the release of his debut album 
Mercury Lane last year. Allen would go on to make history with his breakout three-week No. 1 debut single, “Best Shot,” which earned him his first nomination for New Male Artist of the Year at the ACM Awards, where he also presented last weekend. His follow up single “Make Me Want To” is now making its way up the charts.
 
Allen will be hitting the road this summer as support on Chris Young’s Raised on Country Tour and Rascal Flatts’ Summer Playlist Tour, as well as making an appearance on the CMA Fest Chevy Riverfront Stage in June, in addition to his upcoming performance at the Grand Ole Opry on April 23.
 
For more information and tour dates, visit 
jimmieallenmusic.com.  
 
About Jimmie Allen:
The epitome of the phrase “persistence pays off,” Jimmie Allen laid it all on the line to make his dreams a reality. Now signed to BBR Music Group’s Stoney Creek Records, Allen’s debut single “Best Shot” is a certified hit, claiming the top spot as the No. 1 Most Shazamed song in the format for eight consecutive weeks, and the No. 1 spot on Country radio for three weeks, marking the first time a black artist has launched a career with a No. 1 hit with their debut single on country radio. On the heels of that historic success, Allen is back with his latest single, “Make Me Want To” which was most added at country radio in its first week with 61 stations.

“Make Me Want To” is the second single off his Stoney Creek Records / BBR Music Group debut album Mercury Lane released Oct. 12, 2018. Named in tribute to the street he grew up on and the origin of his incredible journey, Mercury Lane features a cutting-edge mix of country, rock, R&B and pop that draws upon the influence of his family and small-town upbringing of the critically-acclaimed rising star. Rolling Stone raved Allen’s debut “challenges the narrowly defined model of what constitutes a next big thing in country music in 2018” and The New York Times dubbed it one of 2018’s strongest, calling it “a conventional country album, filled with songs about the small details.”

The Southern Delaware native’s talent for songwriting is undeniable, having written a song that was featured in a Super Bowl commercial and appearing in a Diet Coke ad with megastar Taylor Swift. “Blue Jean Baby,” off his debut self-titled EP, immediately caught the attention of country music fans and critics alike with its soulful groove— rocketing it to the top of digital playlists, across all genres. Allen recently wrapped his run on Scotty McCreery’s Seasons Change Tour as well as Kane Brown's Live Forever Tour.  He will also be hitting the road this summer as support on Chris Young’s Raised on Country Tour and Rascal Flatts’ Summer Playlist Tour. The hot newcomer was heralded as one of the top “artists to watch in 2018” by Rolling StoneBillboard, Pandora, Sounds Like NashvilleNY Country SwagCountry Music Rocks and New England Country Music and has earned spots in CMT’s “18 for 2018” Listen Up program and Bobby Bones’ Class of 2018. For more information, visit 
www.jimmieallenmusic.com.