Jimmie Allen is a true rags to riches story and his rise to fame highlights that with hard work and determination you can overcome adversity and achieve your dreams.
The rising country star’s musical dreams and a love of true-to-themselves artists like Alan Jackson, Aaron Tippin, Montgomery Gentry, and Jason Aldean took him all the way to Nashville – and eventually around the world for an Armed Forces Entertainment tour of Japan; “I didn’t quit, I never will. Stuff ain’t easy, and you shouldn’t quit either. There’s a big difference between busting your ass, and sitting on it.”
But it was actually a nightmare which turned this exciting singer/songwriter into the artist he is today. After a series of bad breaks he was forced to live in his car, too proud to ask for a bail out. For several months he worked multiple jobs and finally saved enough money for an apartment, but then then he was hit by another snag – country music wasn’t ready for him.
Speaking about his musical journey, Allen says: “People were just trying to help. But they wanted me to change my sound and told me I had to lose my boots. The turning point came when I stopped listening, and finally let my music be a natural reflection of who I am.”
Since then Jimmie Allen Allen has been following his own path, and it’s leading somewhere special.
Speaking about his trials, the singer says; “I don’t regret it. I think each thing you do adds a layer, whether it’s a layer of toughness, perseverance, motivation, or just a layer of wisdom. At the end of the day you come back to what you know, and what’s embedded in you.”
Now, Allen is signed to BBR Music Group and is fast becoming one of the most exciting country music artist’s around at the moment. Last year he released his self-titled debut EP and the hit breakout single ‘Best Shot‘ was officially released at the start of 2018.
And, Jimmie Allen has now released the official lyric video for ‘Best Shot’. You can watch the clip here:
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