Jimmie Allen & Abby Anderson Cover Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper’s “Shallow” From “A Star Is Born”

Jimmie Allen & Abby Anderson Cover Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper’s “Shallow” From “A Star Is Born”

Jimmie Allen joined forces with Abby Anderson for a powerful cover of “A Star Is Born,” a tune made popular by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper in A Star Is Born.

The Grammy-winning hit is nominated for Best Original Song at the upcoming Academy Awards on Feb. 24.

A Star is Born was one of my favorites from last year, and the performance of this song in the film really moved me as an artist,” says Jimmie. “I had chills! Getting to cover ‘Shallow’ with my good friend Abby was such a cool experience. She’s an incredible vocalist, and I’m excited for fans to hear our take on the song.”

“I bawled like a baby during A Star Is Born,” adds Abby. The song ‘Shallow’ immediately stood out to me. When Jimmie called and asked if I would sing on this song with him, I was honored. I mean, I’m no Lady Gaga, but working on this with Jimmie, who pours his whole heart into a song vocally, was an absolute joy.”

Watch Jimmie and Abby’s new video for “Shallow.”

photo by Austin Peckham 

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Michael Ray Honors His Grandma Penny with a Tattoo

Michael Ray Honors His Grandma Penny with a Tattoo

When you’re getting a permanent addition to you body, you want to make sure it means something, right?

Michael Ray has several tattoos, but each one has a personal connection to his life, “All my tattoos are either family based, religious based, or music based.”

He shares the story of one of his tattoos that honors his late grandmother, “So, my grandma, Penny, she passed away a couple of years ago, and I have a tattoo memory of my grandfather, and I wanted a tattoo for her. Her nickname was Penny, and I got a penny with my Grandmother’s birth year, 1942, on the date, on the inside of my arm.”

If he could change one thing about the tattoo…it would just be WHEN he got it. Turns out Michael got it on a show day, and it being on his arm, well, Michael admits “I started playing guitar that night…for the show, and it hurt like hell.”

But even with that night of pain Michael proudly says “it’s probably my favorite tattoo.”

 

Photo Credit: Sean Hagwell