JIMMIE ALLEN RELEASES STAR-STUDDED COLLABORATION EP "BETTIE JAMES"
Platinum-selling singer/songwriter Jimmie Allen has revealed the seven-track star-studded EP Bettie James star-studded track list. Allen also provided a quick audio preview and insight on each song & its featured artist(s) – watch those videos HERE .
"I am a fan of every artist on this project and humbled to have each one of them be a part of it," Allen says of his various collaboration partners on the project. "Each artist has touched the life of my dad, my grandmother and me through their music. I'm proud of this body of music and thankful to every writer that helped me create Bettie James."
Bettie James – co-produced by Allen and Ash Bowers – was inspired by and named after his late father, James Allen, and late grandmother, Bettie Snead, who passed away in September 2019 and February 2014 respectively.
Allen recently landed his second career No. 1 single when "Make Me Want To" notched the top spot on both the Billboard and Mediabase charts in March, marking the first time in history that a black artist launched their career with two consecutive No. 1 singles on Country radio. His first was the platinum selling No. 1 single "Best Shot" off his 2018 debut album Mercury Lane. His current single "This Is Us" featuring Noah Cyrus is featured on Bettie James and is Allen's fastest consuming single, garnering more than 25 million streams to date.
Signed to BBR Music Group's Stoney Creek Records, Jimmie Allen has already made history as the first black artist to launch a career with two consecutive No. 1 hits on country radio – the first being his debut single "Best Shot" – which claimed the No. 1 spot for three weeks – and second being his latest single "Make Me Want To" off his debut album Mercury Lane, released fall 2018. Named in tribute to the street he grew up on and the origin of his incredible journey, Mercury Lanefeatures a cutting-edge mix of country, rock, R&B and pop that draws upon the influence of his family and small-town upbringing of the critically-acclaimed rising star. Rolling Stone raved Allen's debut "challenges the narrowly defined model of what constitutes a next big thing in country music in 2018" and The New York Times dubbed it one of 2018's strongest, calling it "a conventional country album, filled with songs about the small details." Jimmie's most recent single "This Is Us" features Noah Cyrus and marks Allen's fastest consuming single, with more than 25 million streams to date. For more information, visit www.jimmieallenmusic.com.