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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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