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Jimmie Allen Earns Bonus Points on Dancing With The Stars’ Disney Week

Jimmie Allen scored two bonus points during a special two-night Disney Week Special for week four of Dancing With The Stars.

Four weeks into season 30 of Dancing With the Stars, Jimmie Allen continues to do country music proud. Allen danced twice across the two night Disney-themed contest and showed just how much he is improving every week. An emotional Allen dedicated the first dance to his father who died of kidney failure in 2019. The pasa doble with partner Emma Slater to “I’ll Make a Man Out of You” from Mulan earned the pair a total score of 30 out of 40. Allen also won the night’s special bonus point competition for two extra points to who best completed the ‘Mickey Challenge.’
On night two, Allen earned his first 9s of the season for a jazz dance to Billie Eilish’s “Bad Guy”. When the judges’ scores were combined with fan votes, Allen was safe, and will continue on to next week of the competition.

Jimmie Allen fans can vote for him and other celebrity favorites when Dancing With The Stars airs Mondays at 8PM ET on ABC.

Fans can join our Weekly Round-Up e-newsletter here, for the latest in country music and more news about future Jimmie Allen releases.

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Jimmie Allen’s music is available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music here on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

Jimmie Allen Channels His Inner Britney During DWTS Britney Spears Week

Jimmie Allen danced his way through week three with a performance to “Outrageous” during Britney Spears Week on Dancing With The Stars.

It was Britney Night on this week’s episode of Dancing with the Stars, and it turns out country star Jimmie Allen is a Britney Spears superfan. After dancing a salsa with partner Emma Slater to “Outrageous”, Allen proudly announced that he has seen Britney live 8 times and considers himself a huge fan. Unfortunately, the judges didn’t love the dance as much as Allen loves Britney, but the scores (6s from Len Goodman and Carrie Ann Inaba and a surprise 8 from Bruno Tonioli – Derek Hough did not attend out of an abundance of caution due to potential covid exposure) and fan votes during the live show were enough to send Jimmie through to the next round.
While Allen is enjoying his time on the show, it’s hard being away from his 15-month-old daughter Naomi and his wife Alexis, who is about to give birth to their second child. “The baby is due anytime!” Allen said, joking with host Tyra Banks that he told his wife if she sees a foot popping out on Mondays or Tuesdays (when the show tapes in Los Angeles) that she needs to hold that baby in.

Jimmie Allen fans can vote for him and other celebrity favorites when Dancing With The Stars airs Mondays at 8PM ET on ABC.

Fans can join our Weekly Round-Up e-newsletter here, for the latest in country music and more news about future Jimmie Allen releases.

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Jimmie Allen’s music is available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music here on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

Jimmie Allen Wows Fans with Dancing With The Stars Performance

Jimmie Allen danced his way through week two with a fan-favorite performance of his hit song “Make Me Want To” on Dancing With The Stars.

Country stars are no strangers to the Dancing With The Stars ballroom and Season 30 is no exception. Past competitors on the popular show include Lauren Alaina, Kellie Pickler, Wynonna Judd, Chuck Wicks, Jana Kramer, Billy Ray Cyrus, Sara Evans, and country radio personality Bobby Bones. Now, this season’s Jimmie Allen is taking his shot at winning the coveted mirror ball trophy. Representing for the country music scene, Kellie Pickler and Bobby Bones have each come away with the top prize for their respective seasons. Lauren Alaina and Jana Kramer each came close, both finishing in fourth place in the competition that pairs celebrities with ballroom dance professionals to dance for America’s votes.

Jimmie Allen and his partner, Emma Slater, kicked off this season last week with a Tango to “The Way I Are” by Timbaland featuring Keri Hilson. This past Monday, September 27th, the pair took the floor again with a Rumba, but this time featuring a very special backing track; Allen’s own “Make Me Want To”. The judges praised both the song and the dance, and the scores from the panels combined with Americas votes were enough to put the “Freedom was a Highway” singer through to the next round. Fans can vote for Allen and other celebrity favorites when Dancing With The Stars airs Mondays at 8PM ET on ABC.

Fans can join our Weekly Round-Up e-newsletter here, for the latest in country music and more news about future Jimmie Allen releases.

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“Make Me Want To” is available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music here on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

Ashley Cooke Collaborates with Jimmie Allen on New Song “Good Goodbye”

Ashley Cooke and Jimmie Allen’s new song “Good Goodbye,” is available now, August 6th, on all streaming platforms. Take a look below as we dig a little deeper into the new song.

Ashley Cooke is becoming a more and more well-known name in country music. A little over a year after going viral on TikTok, the 24-year-old is gaining serious traction in the music industry. With five singles, each one better than the last, and an upcoming album, all released in less than a year, Cooke is keeping busy and gaining more and more fans as she goes.

Ashley Cooke’s latest release “Good Goodbye” features Jimmie Allen and marks the last single to be released ahead of her forthcoming full-length debut album, Already Drank That Beer, due out August 27th. The eight-track project will include previously released tracks like “Sunday Morning Kinda Saturday Night”, “Jealous of the Sky”, “Under” and the title track, as well as four brand new songs.

“Good Goodbye” is a beautiful collaboration that showcases the extraordinary vocals of both Cooke and Allen. Written by Cooke and Blake Pendergrass, tells the story of two people pulling away from a relationship that they know is near the end. It touches on the mixed emotions that are felt while trying to soak up your last moments together, but knowing that it’s already over.

On how this duet came about, Cooke shares, “We originally recorded ‘Good Goodbye’ as an individual song with just my voice on it, but something felt missing to give the song the depth it deserves.” She adds, “I knew Jimmie would be the perfect addition and I’m just honored to get to collaborate with such an unbelievably talented artist. His tone, harmonies, riffs, storytelling, etc. adds so much to the song and I’m so proud to be releasing this with him.”

“If we ain’t gonna make it baby // whatcha say we make it a good, goodbye // love me for the last time // wrap me in your arms, like we never grew apart // come and kiss my lips, take me back to when // you were all my heart was chasing // If we’re gonna say it, make it a good, goodbye”

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Ashley Cooke and Jimmie Allen’s new song “Good Goodbye,” is out now

Fans can join our Weekly Round-Up e-newsletter here, for the latest in country music and more news about upcoming Ashley Cooke and Jimmie Allen announcements and releases.

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“Good Goodbye” is available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released tunes on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

Jimmie Allen Releases Gold Edition of Collaboration Album: ‘Bettie James’

Jimmie Allen adds nine collaborations to his already successful project, Bettie James on the new Gold Edition. Available now, June 25th, on all streaming platforms, take a look below as we dig a little deeper into the new music.

The original seven-track project was an incredible collaborative piece on its own including duets with Nelly, Mickey Guyton, Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley, Darius Rucker and Charley Pride, Tauren Wells, Rita Wilson and The Oakridge Boys, and Noah Cyrus. Now, Allen adds 9 more tracks to the collection including collaborations with LOCASH, LANCO, Pitbull, Breland and Lathan Warlick, Monica and Little Big Town, Neon Union, Lindsay Ell, and Babyface.

Not only has Allen established several relationships with artists across the genre and the industry, but this collective work alone has demonstrated his musical range across genres and his infectious personality based on his credibility and relationships with some of the best in the industry. Allen adds his own unique style in each song that meshes differently based on the other artist’s sound, making this project a unique mix of one-of-a-kind sounds.

Allen’s songs with LOCASH and LANCO, “Get Country” and “Home Sweet Hometown”, respectively are lyrically classic country songs but form into each group’s own distinctive sound in country music. They’re about getting back to your roots and what you know and going back to and never forgetting your hometown.

“Home Sweet Hometown // where you keep your first sins // your amens // your kinfolks // your old friends // Home Sweet Hometown // everybody’s got one // or forgot one // aor maybe they’re still calling one // yeah we all try to leave this place and chase some big dreams down // but the world could leave a bitter taste without // Home Sweet Hometown”

Allen’s song with Keith Urban, “Boy Gets A Truck”, is a cover of a deep cut from Urban’s Ripcord album. The two artists duet on the song bringing new life to an already incredible song. It’s a love story told through a hand-me-down truck. 

“A boy gets a truck, truck gets a girl, girl gets a midnight feeling he’s the one // one night turns to love, love turns into one knee down, down payment on a three-bedroom house // filled with the sound of little feet, then you blink and he’s asking for the keys to pick her up”

“Somebody” with Breland, already a trailblazer in country music, and Lathan Warlick is a cross-genre song with notes of trap and pop. Allen then slows things down in “Pray” with Monica and Little Big Town and broadcasts his vocals in ways that have been less common for him thus far in past works. 

No two songs of this project sound the same or follow the same path yet Allen is able to combine them all into this incomparable project and form them to his own sound. As if the original album didn’t get us excited enough for future Allen music, his Gold Edition speaks for itself in his ability to make a name for himself and carve his own space in country music.

Jimmie Allen's 'Bettie James Gold Edition' is out now, June 25th

Jimmie Allen’s ‘Bettie James Gold Edition’ is out now, June 25th

Fans can join our Weekly Round-Up e-newsletter here, for the latest in country music and more news about upcoming Jimmie Allen announcements and releases.

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Bettie James Gold Edition is available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released tunes on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

Noah Schnacky Collaborates with Jimmie Allen on New Song

Noah Schnacky collaborates with Jimmie Allen on new song, “Don’t You Wanna Know,” available now on all streaming platforms. Take a look below as we dig into the song.

Two of our favorite singers right now in country music, Noah Schnacky and Jimmie Allen, created an absolute jam together! An unexpected pairing, Schnacky and Allen collaborating is everything we didn’t know we needed. Today the singers dropped a brand new song “Don’t You Wanna Know.”

The infectious track came to Schnacky in a dream, he recalls in a recent press release. When he was ready to bring the song to fruition, he knew that Allen was the perfect collaborator. “Don’t You Wanna Know” is an absolute anthem. Both singers are not afraid to bend the genre boundaries in their music. It is clearly working for them on this song.

“He took me in, gave me his number, so the first person I could think to call was him,” shared Schnacky, talking about Allen. Allen added “I appreciate you reaching out to me. This song is fire.”

“She’s a west coast, gone east coast // A city girl out of LA // Trading a party in hills for the backroads // But she don’t know a thing about the southern thing, yeah // How much you wanna know // How much // A city boy never going to show you this stuff // Once you get a taste, you can never get enough // It’s a better kinda life, so baby trust”

Schnacky has been steadily releasing songs that his fans have fallen in love with lately. On the other hand, Allen has been killing it with collaborations of his own, on his latest project Bettie James. Despite all the amazing tunes that have come from the two, “Don’t You Wanna Know” might be one of our all-time favorites!

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Noah Schnacky and Jimmie Allen’s new song, “Don’t You Wanna Know”, is out now, June 4th

Fans can join our Weekly Round-Up e-newsletter here, for the latest in country music and more news about upcoming Noah Schnacky and Jimmie Allen announcements and releases.

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“Don’t You Wanna Know” is available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released tunes on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

Jimmie Allen and Gabby Barrett Take Home Early ACM Awards

Ahead of the 56th Annual ACM Awards, New Male and New Female Artists of the Year were revealed.

NYCountry Swag 2018 Artist to Watch and Swag Sessions Alumn, Jimmie Allen takes it home for the ACM Awards New Male Artist of the Year. Repping for the females, NYCountry Swag 2020 Artist to Watch, Gabby Barrett takes home the ACM Awards New Female Artist of the Year. Each artist was surprised with the news by this year’s co-host Keith Urban. Check out the sweet videos above for Allen’s reaction and the video below for Barrett’s reaction.

The ACM Awards will take place live from Nashville on Sunday, April 18th at 8PM ET on CBS. For the full list of nominations, click here and for the full list of performers, click here.

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Jimmie Allen & Brad Paisley Come Together For “Freedom Was A Highway”

Jimmie Allen’s unique sound combined with Paisley’s signature guitar playing make for a remarkable new single, “Freedom Was A Highway”, set to hit country radio on February 1st.

“Freedom Was A Highway” was first released on Allen’s record Bettie James, named after his late grandmother and late father, where he collaborates with superstars of various genres and generations including Darius Rucker, Charlie Pride, Tim McGraw, Mickey Guyton, Nelly, Noah Cyrus, Tauren Wells, Rita Wilson, and The Oakridge Boys. Since its release in July 2020, Bettie James has received more than 118 million streams.

“Freedom Was A Highway” is a nostalgic, windows-down tune where Allen and Paisley reminisce about younger, carefree days. It was written by Allen, Ash Bowers, and Matt Rogers and Paisley adds vocals and a signature guitar solo.

When the town was the whole world / And love was the girl next door / soundtrack was a song in the dark / I miss those days when our dreams were there for chasing / But time was better wasted / We were summer young and livin’ for a Friday/ And freedom was a highway

While writing this song with his co-writers, Allen says he imagined himself driving down his favorite roads back in Delaware. He says, in a press release, “This song takes me back to simpler moments such as an innocent, childhood crush on the next-door neighbor or feeling freedom in the wind as you drive with the windows down.”

On dueting with Paisley, he shares, “I’m a huge admirer of Brad Paisley. I love what he brings to music and I had to have him bring that same magic to this song. I’m humbled to have him join me on this song – he brought the Freedom to the Highway.”

Jimmie Allen and Brad Paisley's "Freedom Was A Highway" Impacts Country Radio February 1st

Jimmie Allen and Brad Paisley’s “Freedom Was A Highway” Impacts Country Radio February 1st

Regarding joining Allen on the song, Paisley shared, “I’m a fan of Jimmie, not only as a musician but also as a person, and I was honored when he asked me to join him on the song. It’s a magical combination – it doesn’t sound like a typical record for me at all and when I come in, I try my best not to ruin Jimmie’s song.” In regards to his role in the song, Paisley says that “I use my guitar to make a record sort of sound like I’m on it even before you hear me sing, and I love this guitar solo. I’m really proud to be a part of ‘Freedom Was A Highway’ and I’m excited for people to hear it.’”

When you’re seventeen and driving / you don’t think about the road running out / no, no, no, no / you just keep your eyes on that horizon / because you’re wrapped in now

Allen has already made history as the first Black artist to launch a career with two consecutive No. 1 hits on Country radio – the first being his debut single “Best Shot” – which claimed the No. 1 spot for three weeks – and second being his latest solo single “Make Me Want To”. While Bettie James was a special album for Allen because it paid tribute to his late family members and so many influential artists, “Why Things Happen”  with Darius Rucker and Charley Pride was an especially impactful moment of his career as Allen was able to bring together three generations of Black country artists and share a song with the two artists who helped pave the way for him in country music. Allen is beyond grateful that he was able to have a friendship and this song with Pride before he passed and that he was able to properly thank him for breaking the barriers that allowed for his presence and success in country music. 

On July 13, 2021, Allen will publish his debut picture book, My Voice Is a Trumpet, a powerful story about speaking up for what you believe in, at any age. For more information, visit www.jimmieallenmusic.com.

Fans can join our Weekly Round-Up e-newsletter here, for the latest in country music and more news about future Jimmie Allen releases.

To keep up with Jimmie Allen, follow him on InstagramTwitter, and Facebook.

“Freedom Was A Highway” is now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music here on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

Our Current Favorite Songs by Our Swag Spotlight Artists

Every Monday, we post our NYCountry Swag, Swag Spotlight artist interview, where we showcase a rising artist in the country music industry. Over the past three years, since this feature began, we have had the opportunity to highlight artists at the brink of their careers, as well as, interview some interesting rising talent.

We decided to take a look back and share some of our favorite songs from some of the hundreds of artists we have featured as a Swag Spotlight artist.

 

  1. Brett Kissel “Drink About Me”

Our first ever Swag Spotlight, we are so proud to see how far he has come with his music.

 

  1. Jillian Jacqueline “Wait for the Light”

Jillian Jacqueline’s newest release is one of our all-time favorites in her music collection.

 

  1. Jameson Rodgers “Missing One”

We love stellar songwriting, and that’s truly what Jameson Rodgers does best. “Missing One” is just another example of this, and we believe that his career is going to take off.

 

  1. Jon Langston “Now You Know”

In just a few short years, Jon Langston has grown his fanbase immensely. “Now You Know” is just another notch in his belt.

 

  1. Jimmie Allen “Good Times Roll” featuring Nelly

One of our favorites, Jimmie Allen can truly do no wrong. His latest collaboration with Nelly is a bonafide hit!

 

  1. Hailey Whitters “Janice At the Hotel Bar”

This song speaks to us on so many levels. The newly signed artist, Hailey Whitters is bound to have a bright career!

 

  1. Abby Anderson “GOOD LORD”

Texas firecracker, Abby Anderson continues to release vocally-impressive, yet spunky jams like this one!

 

  1. Tenille Townes “Somebody’s Daughter”

Still one of our favorites, “Somebody’s Daughter” by Tenille Townes should go down in history.

 

  1. Brett Sheroky “Ain’t My Place”

Brett Sheroky is still so underrated, but we will always champion his one of a kind talent.

 

  1. Kelleigh Bannen “Happy Birthday”

Kelleigh Bannen is a true artist, and “Happy Birthday” embodies that to a t.

 

  1. Teddy Robb “Me on You”

We love Teddy Robb. One of his newest songs “Me on You” is as clever and catchy as they come.

 

  1. Brandon Ratcliff “Living for the City (Uncovered)”

Brandon Ratcliff is as humble and he is talented. His newest project, featuring “Living for the City (Uncovered)” is funky and fun, just what we need right now!

 

  1. Seaforth “Everything Falls for You”

This Australian duo is up and coming that’s for sure. They have unmatched charism and stage presence, and fans are going to continue to fall in love with their music.

 

  1. Jordan Rager “Somebodys Summer”

Jordan Rager’s newest tune is a feel-good summer anthem that we just cannot get enough of.

 

  1. Hannah Ellis “If the World Was Ending” featuring Nick Wayne

Although a cover, we just cannot get enough of Hannah Ellis and her fiancé Nick Wayne’s cover of this song. It truly sounds like an original, and it is one of the best covers out there.

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I Love New York with Jimmie Allen

Our ‘I Love New York’ Series features artists in the country music community taking over our Instagram Story each week to give us the Top 5 Things they love most about New York City.

This week, singer-songwriter, Jimmie Allen, who just released his latest project: Bettie James, took over to give his Top 5 Picks in the personalized videos here on Instagram Highlights plus a rundown below.

 

#5 – Madison Square Garden

Allen kicks off his Top 5 Picks with Madison Square Garden. “While I do love the Lakers, I do appreciate the history of Madison Square Garden,” Allen says.

 

#4 – Zara

What is a trip to New York City without a little shopping spree. Allen includes Zara as his #4 pick, adding “I’ve noticed you have a lot of Zara stores and some things you have at one store and not at the other, so yes, Zara.”

 

#3 – Central Park

In the middle of the big bustling city is the quiet and serene, Central Park. Allen adds the famed location as his #3 Pick. “Central Park is somewhere I would always go just to clear my head, go for a run. I’ve actually roller-skated there before too. I fell once or twice, but yea, Central Park is great.”

 

#2 – Bubba Gump Shrimp

All New York trips have to include good eats, right? Allen adds Times Square’s Bubba Gump Shrimp as his #2 I Love New York Pick. “Every time I go to New York, I always go there,” he says.

 

#1 – Broadway

Allen’s #1 Pick for his Top 5 Things he loves about NYC in our ‘I Love New York’ Series is: Broadway. “I love musical theater. I’ve seen countless shows on Broadway and I look forward to when I can go back and see more shows again.”

 

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Bettie James is now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music here on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

 

 

 

 

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