2021 CMA New Artist Of The Year Award WINNER – Jimmie Allen

2021 CMA New Artist Of The Year Award WINNER – Jimmie Allen

This week Jimmie Allen went from Dancing With The Stars to the 55th Annual CMA Awards – while he didn’t make the cut on the dance floor – he did just fine on the stage of the Bridgestone in Nashville where we accepted the CMA Award for New Artist Of The Year!

Newly crowned CMA Award New Artist Jimmie Allen is climbing the country airplay chart with Brad Paisley who walked away with the same award in 2000 (then called the Horizon Award) – “Freedom Was A Highway.”

Photo Courtesy of CMA Awards

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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