Jimmie Allen Talks About Growing Up in Delaware, Overcoming Obstacles, Signing a Record Deal, Releasing His New Single & More

Jimmie Allen Talks About Growing Up in Delaware, Overcoming Obstacles, Signing a Record Deal, Releasing His New Single & More

Jim Casey talks to Jimmie Allen about:

  • growing up in Delaware
  • his early musical influences, including country and gospel
  • the ripped nature of Aaron Tippin
  • singing in the church choir
  • his musical theater background
  • making his YouTube docu-series, Jimmie Allen: All In
  • living in his car for a few months after moving to Nashville
  • going to writers’ rounds and making connections
  • being an African-American man in the country music industry
  • getting his first big break from publisher Ash Bowers
  • releasing his self-titled EP in October 2017
  • the healthy chip on his shoulders
  • developing his onstage charisma
  • releasing his new single, “Best Shot,” to country radio on Feb. 20
  • his songwriting process
  • working on his debut album

Participants:

  • Jimmie Allen
  • Jim Casey, NCD editor in chief

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Chris Young Earns 3 CMA Award Nominations

Chris Young Earns 3 CMA Award Nominations

Congrats to Chris Young who is a 3-time CMA Award nominee this year.

His song “Famous Friends”, which he sings with Kane Brown, racked up nominations in the categories of Single, Musical Event, and Video of the Year.

Talking about his nominations, Chris says “I was blown away by the fact that there were three award nominations for the song. I mean, there’s so much that’s gone into it and so many people that have fallen in love with it and supported it and, you know, just having a hit with your friend in the first place is great with a song like “Famous Friends” with my buddy Kane Brown, but then to be nominated for three different CMA Awards, including Single of the Year. It’s just incredible.”

Chris, Kane and all the other nominees will learn if they’re taking home trophies, when the 55th Annual CMA Awards are handed out in Nashville on Wednesday November 10 – broadcasted live on ABC.

Photo Credit: Jeff Johnson