Jimmie Allen (Butler, PA)

Joel Voorman

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Jimmie Allen was born in Milton, Delaware, United States, but moved to Nashville, Tennessee, in 2007. During most of his first few years in Nashville, he experienced poverty and often lived out of his car. Allen auditioned for America’s Got Talent, but did not make it past the preliminary auditions.[citation needed] He also auditioned for the tenth season of American Idol, but was cut before the live voting rounds. While on American Idol, he performed with Colton Dixon during one of the group rounds[4] and befriended Scotty McCreery, who eventually won the competition that year. Allen and McCreery later reconnected and toured together after the release of Allen’s debut album.

Allen signed a publishing deal with Wide Open Music, a songwriting imprint formed by singer-songwriter Ash Bowers, in 2016. After doing a talent showcase for representatives of Broken Bow Records in early 2017, he was signed to that label’s Stoney Creek imprint and released his self-titled debut EP, which Bowers produced. The label’s executive vice president said that the decision to sign Allen was “one of the fastest they ever made at the label.” Stephen Thomas Erlewine of AllMusic compared the EP’s sound to the “slick, assured style” of Thomas Rhett and Sam Hunt. Similarly, Rolling Stone Country writer Brittney McKenna compared Allen’s contemporary R&B influences to those artists and Maren Morris A track from the EP, “Blue Jean Baby”, was added to Spotify’s “United States Viral 50 chart”.

His first official single, “Best Shot”, was released in early 2018. The week of its release, it was the second most-added song to country music radio playlists. The song has made the Hot Country Songs, Country Airplay, and Billboard Hot 100 charts and was made into a music video. Allen said that the song’s title and central theme were inspired by his grandmother and his son, who was 4 at the time of the song’s release. His debut album, Mercury Lane, was issued in October 2018 Also produced by Bowers, the album takes its name from the street on which Allen lived as a child. “Best Shot” was a Number One hit on the Billboard Country Airplay chart in November 2018, making him the first black artist to send his debut single to the top of that chart. The album’s second single, “Make Me Want To” released to country radio on February 1, 2019, and it also became a Number One hit on the Billboard Country Airplay chart.

Allen also recorded a cover of Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s “Shallow” with Abby Anderson in May 2019. The recording was made into a video as well.

In 2020, Allen released “This Is Us”, a duet with Noah Cyrus. It will be included on his new EP, Bettie James, which will be released on July 10, 2020



TICKET INFO

All tickets are purchased by the carload. Up to four (4) individuals are permitted below vehicle *VIP parking available guaranteed in the first 5 rows for an additional fee!* Parking is first-come/first-serve.

Tickets are priced at $140 per vehicle and can purchased in person via the link below:

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-For proper social distancing guidelines, only eTickets will be available. No Print At Home tickets or Will-Call.
-Absolutely NO WALK UP SALES nor individuals attempting to enter the venue outside of a car will be permitted.
-This event is all ages -This event is rain or shine! NOTICE FOR ALL BUYERS – By attending this event, you and any guests voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19 and agree not to hold any presenting entities, artists, and the venue; or any of their affiliates, directors, officers, employees, agents, contractors, or volunteers liable for any illness or injury.-No outside food & beverages/refreshments will be permitted.
-Coolers and firearms will not be permitted. -No tall and/or oversized vehicles (i.e. campers, busses, Winnebago’s, etc.) will be permitted.
-For the safety of fans, tailgating will not be permitted.
-For the safety of venue and box office staff, all patrons must wear a mask whenever communicating with staff.
-Face masks must be worn if you are out the vehicle for any reason, other than the space in front of your vehicle.
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-If you are sick, running a fever, or have been exposed to COVID-19, please stay home until you are healthy.
-Patrons will be subject to a mandatory trunk check upon entry.
-Patrons are allowed to watch the show from outside of their vehicle, but are only permitted in front of their car, between the car and the stage.
-For the courtesy of other vehicles and patrons, vehicles that may potentially block sight-lines may be directed to the back of the lot or ends of the aisles, so as to not block the sight-lines of other concert-goers.
-Event will continue rain or shine. Patron safety is our priority, so in the event local safety officials deem it unsafe to continue to the show, we will communicate that to everyone via video wall, FM transmission, or loudspeaker.
-Audio from the show will be transmitted via PA System & FM transmitter.
-Face masks must be worn if you are out the vehicle for any reason, other than the space in front of your vehicle.
-At the conclusion of the concert, please remain in your parking space until directed by event staff to exit the lot. In the case of an emergency, please remain in your space until directed by event staff. Drive slowly and follow all directions.