Jimmie Allen to Perform at “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” Event on Dec. 31

Jimmie Allen to Perform at “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” Event on Dec. 31

Jimmie Allen will help ring in 2021 as part of Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve event in New York’s Times Square on Dec. 31.

Jimmie will be joined by artists Billy Porter, Cyndi Lauper and headliner Jennifer Lopez.

Ryan Seacrest will host the five-plus-hour event from New York City, while Lucy Hale and Billy Porter will handle emcee duties in NYC, and Ciara will call the shots from Hollywood. This year’s broadcast event is closed to the public

In 2018, Jimmie released his debut album, Mercury Lane, which features No. 1 hits “Best Shot” and “Make Me Want To.” Jimmie released a new collaborative EP, Bettie James, in July 2020. The seven-song EP features a host of guest artists, including Brad Paisley, Charley Pride, Darius Rucker, Mickey Guyton, Nelly, Noah Cyrus, The Oak Ridge Boys, Rita Wilson, Tauren Wells and Tim McGraw.

Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve begins live from New York City at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

photo by Tammie Arroyo, AFF-USA.com

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Dustin Lynch & MacKenzie Porter talk about “Thinking ‘Bout You”

Dustin Lynch & MacKenzie Porter talk about “Thinking ‘Bout You”

Dustin Lynch recalls the exact moment during the writing of “Thinking ‘Bout You” when they thought it could work as a collaboration, “We realized, after we got to the chorus, wait a second, this is the duet moment we’ve been looking for. We can have the girl on the other end of the line, and her come in on the second verse, and now it’s a conversation. And I do think that’s why it’s so approachable and people relate to it and those phone calls can be life changing sometimes.”

As the song is knocking on the door to the number-one spot on the country music airplay chart, MacKenzie Porter shares that she and Dustin haven’t had a lot of opportunities to perform the hit song together, “The crazy part is like, we’ve actually probably sang it separately, more than we’ve sang it together, because our touring schedules are different. So then when we do get to do it together, it’s like oh yeah this is how, this is how it’s supposed to go, I’m not supposed to sing Dustin’s first verse, which I do in my own show. It just feels so natural.”

Photo Courtesy of Dustin Lynch & MacKenzie Porter