Jimmie Allen’s New Children Book Teaches Kids To Use Their Voice

Jimmie Allen’s New Children Book Teaches Kids To Use Their Voice

It’s been a busy year for Jimmie Allen.

The ACM New Male Artist of the Year is looking forward to the birth of his next child, he’s still celebrating being a newly wed, he’s rocking the country charts with “Freedom Was A Highway” with Brad Paisley – who he’s also out on tour with, and on top of it all, Jimmie just released a children’s book.

My Voice is a Trumpet – written by Jimmie Allen and illustrated by Cathy Ann Johnson – is a story aimed at children to share with them the importance of speaking up and doing the right thing.

As a child he struggled with a severe stutter, and on a recent appearance on The Today Show with Hoda Kotb and Jenna Bush Hager, Jimmie shared that he, “hated talking in person…public speaking? Forget about it.”

He also shared that he was encouraged by his speech therapist to sing the first few words of sentence because “when people sing, they don’t stutter.”

Jimmie recognizes the power of “speaking up,” and My Voice is a Trumpet encourages kids to do just that. Speak up for the powerless, encourage others, and overcome your differences.

My Voice Is A Trumpet is available now in book stores and at Penguinrandomhouse.com

Check out Jimmie and Brad singing “Freedom Was A Highway” from an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live earlier this year…

Photo Credit: Dustin Haney

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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