Rising country star, Jimmie Allen has been going non-stop since the October release of his debut album Mercury Lane. The record garnered the singer-songwriter a top spot on the ‘Billboard’s Country Album’ chart, and his debut single, “Best Shot” broke the Top 5 , and is currently sitting at number 3 on Country Airplay. Allen performed the song live, for Hoda and Kathie Lee on TODAY, during his national TV debut, last month, and is back again this time as a co-host.
The entertainer gushed about his co-hosting gig sharing “It’s such an incredible honor to join TODAY as a co-host. I am pinching myself right now just to make sure this is real life.” Allen joined the women for an hour-long segment, to discuss a variety of topics, from learning manners from Thomas Farley, taking a look back on the last 30 plus years of PEOPLE’s “Sexiest Man Alive”, and of course, sampling a few Fall wines with some wine experts.
One of the more relatable moments in the hour segment came when the co-hosts discussed dating and dating apps with the artist. The singer revealed that he prefers the old school way of meeting girls, and even that he met a girl recently. Allen shared, “The thing that I like about it [dating apps] is if your kinda shy, it’s cool, but I miss- I’m very old school. I miss the initial, conversation, feeling the person’s vibe, in person. Everyone does the dating apps- I support them, but I’m more of the, I want to meet you…A lot of people meet girls at bars, I like meeting girls when they’re not expecting, like catching them at Whole Foods.” Check out the hilarious clip here.
Allen gets even more personal with Hoda and Kathie Lee, when the ladies take a look inside the singer’s phone, naming the game, ‘Celebrity Swipe.’ The ladies learn that the entertainer’s favorite emoji is the lightning bolt and the “hang loose” hand symbol, and additionally, press the singer to find out what the last text he sent was, all featured in this clip from the interaction.
Next up for the rising star, he will embark on Scotty McCreery’s ‘Seasons Change Tour,’ beginning in Dallas, Texas, after Thanksgiving. Allen will also serve as support on select dates of Kane Brown’s 2019 ‘Live Forever Tour.’ Head to jimmieallenmusic.com for tickets and more information, and don’t forget to catch the singer on TODAY, again, on November 29th for a panel segment of “Guys Tell All.”
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