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Jimmie Allen Joins TODAY For ‘Guys Tell All’ and Performs His New Song

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Rising country star and NYCS artist to watch (2018), Jimmie Allen is becoming a fan-favorite on ABC’s TODAY with Hoda and Kathie Lee. The musician has appeared on the television show four times in just the last few months, as both a performer, co-host, and panelist. This morning, Allen was invited back to set to participate in the ‘Guys Tell All‘ segment for the second time and to perform his latest song, “Make Me Want To” off his debut album Mercury Lane.

Once again, the all-male panel consisted of reality star, Ben Higgins, comedian, Chuck Nice, and celebrity gym trainer, Don Saldino. This time around, the men answered questions pertaining to New Years, older women, women proposing, deal-breakers in dating, and much more. Introduced as the “chart-topping single dad,” Allen shared his deal-breaker with the co-hosts and fellow panelists, “My deal-breaker is someone who’s not motivated, someone who’s not ambitious, not chasing anything. No matter what she’s chasing, she has to be doing.” Additionally, the singer-songwriter agrees that women are sexiest in comfy clothes, sans makeup, and just rocking some confidence. Check out clips from the segments here, as well as, the battle of sexes game the co-hosts and panelists played together.

At the end of the segment, Allen took the stage yet again to perform as part of the Citi Concert Series. Hoda and Kathie Lee gave the newcomer a warm welcome, “He spent the entire morning with us, but we could not let one of the hottest acts in country go cause we needed a performance. We’re talking about our friend Jimmie Allen, who had quite the year with the release of his debut album, and his hit single “Best Shot.” He’s treating us to his latest song, it’s called ‘Make Me Want To.’”

Allen shared his inspiration for the song, just before having the time of his life on stage, “So I’m a sensitive guy and I wanted to write a song about seeing a girl at a bar that you like, but also, I’m the one that’s normally catching feelings first […] You’re amazing, I like you, I’m the cool guy, but if I’m being honest it might be too soon to say I love you, but you’re gonna make me want to.”

The singer-songwriter appeared so comfortable on stage, as he belted the lyrics, interacted with his fellow co-hosts and panelists, as well as, showed off some of his signature dance moves. Check out the entertainer’s entire performance here!

Next up, Allen will hit the road on Scotty McCreery’s ‘Season Change Tour.’ The tour makes its way to Long Island, New York in January. Find tickets here. Fans can catch the singer on select dates of Kane Brown’s 2019 ‘Live Forever Tour’ this new year as well. Head to jimmieallenmusic.com for tickets and more information.

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2018: Most New Artists to Top Charts with Debut Singles in Over a Decade

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In 2018, country music saw a dynamic shift at the top of the charts, with radio no longer being ruled by the old guard. While the likes of Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Thomas Rhett, and Old Dominion all had #1 hits this year, the charts saw an onslaught of chart-toppers hits by country newbies. In fact, there were five new artists who scored #1’s with their debut singles, including Jordan Davis, Jimmie Allen, Russell Dickerson, Mitchell Tenpenny, and Morgan Evans.

Russell Dickerson: “Yours”

Despite originally being released digitally in 2015, “Yours” was truly the little song that could, being released to country radio by Triple Tigers Records in April 2017. The romantic wedding song, co-written by Dickerson, Parker Welling, and Casey Brown, slowly climbed the charts, hitting #1 for two weeks in late-January and early-February.

“[“Yours”] was only the second song that the three of us ever wrote together,” Dickerson told Billboard. “It’s certainly a love song, written for my wife, Kailey. I’m not kidding: when we finished it, we knew it was special, and I said to Casey and Parker, ‘You can go to zillow.com and pick out a new house, ’cause we just wrote a No. 1 song.'”

Dickerson would go on to score his second #1 eight months later with “Blue Tacoma.”

Jordan Davis: “Singles You Up”

Written by Jordan Davis, Steven Dale Jones, and Justin Ebach, “Singles You Up” was the debut single from Davis, and the first release from his album, Home State. “It took us a little while to land on something, but at the time Justin had just gotten engaged and through congratulating him on the engagement that term, ‘single her up,’ got said,” Davis told Rolling Stone Country of the writing session. “Right when it was said, I think all three of us were like, ‘Oh man, that’s really cool.’”

Davis will be spending much of 2019 on tour with Old Dominion, Morgan Evans, and Mitchell Tenpenny as part of the Make It Sweet Tour. The tour will stop at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, CT on February 8.

Morgan Evans: “Kiss Somebody”

Released in July 2017, at the lead single from his Morgan Evans EP, “Kiss Somebody” was Morgan Evan’s first release to U.S. country radio, and his first #1. Co-written by Evans, Chris DeStefano, and Josh Osborne, the track hit #1 over a year after its initial release.

Interestingly enough, Evans told Nash Country Daily that the romantic tune was NOT inspired by his superstar wife, Kelsea Ballerini. “A lot of people asked me if I wrote [“Kiss Somebody”] about Kelsea,” said Evans. “No. The answer is absolutely no. It was inspired by a mate of mine, actually. I used to stay with him in Nashville before I moved here, and he went through this really rough breakup and he was devastated. And, I was with him through that period, and I went back to Australia. A year and a half later, I came back and he was still devastated over this situation. And, I was like, ‘Dude! You need to kiss somebody!’ And so, the lyrics kind of go, “Sometimes you’ve got to drink about somebody / Sometimes you’ve got to cry and miss somebody / Sometimes you’ve got to kiss somebody.’”

Jimmie Allen: “Best Shot” 

When Jimmie Allen’s “Best Shot” became a #1 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart, Allen made history by becoming the first black artist to have a debut single top the country charts. Interestingly, after losing the top spot on December 8 to Kane Brown’s “Lose It,” Allen’s song returned to the top spot December 15, making “Best Shot” the first song by any artist to reclaim the top spot after descending in over a decade.

“If someone asked me two years ago if I thought that this would be my life today—that I’d be on the red carpet at the CMAs or my song would be the No. 1 song on country radio, I would have honestly said no,” reflected Allen in a statement. “Did I think it would happen eventually? Absolutely! Just not this soon. I’m humbled and grateful— it’s such an honor to get my first No. 1 and to know that my song is connecting with people and resonating in a way that hopefully makes us all better people in the end, because that’s really what ‘Best Shot’ is all about.”

Allen will kick off 2019 on tour with Scotty McCreery’s Seasons Change Tour, with a stop at Westbury, NY’s NYCB Theatre on January 26.

Mitchell Tenpenny: “Drunk Me” 

Just five days before the release of his debut album, Telling All My Secrets (December 14), on Riser House/ Columbia Nashville, Mitchell Tenpenny’s first single, “Drunk Me,” became the top song on the Mediabase/ Country Airplay chart. Co-written by Tenpenny, Jordan M. Schmidt, and Justin Wilson, the single was officially released in March, and climbed to the top position nearly nine months later.

“I recorded ‘Drunk Me’ after pitching it to other artists in town for over six months,” recalled Tenpenny in a statement. “I believed in my heart it was such a special song and that it would be a hit for someone. I never dreamt it would be the song labels first heard from me, resulting in a record deal … or that it would go on to bring us our first single, let alone a number one.” He continues, “It’s been a two-year journey with this song, yet so many believed, and so, this is one of those moments we all share together – my co-writers, our band and record label, country radio and all the fans that have streamed it over 120 million times. I can’t get over you. You’ve changed my life.”

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NYCS 2018 Artist To Watch Where Are They Now: Jimmie Allen

Here at New York Country Swag, we pride ourselves on being tastemakers, finding and championing new and up-and-coming artists and introducing our followers to the best of the best of the rising acts. Back in January of this year we named the 10 artists below in our “Artists to Watch in 2018” and we are proud to say, we know rising talent before they make it big. Someone to add to your watchlist is Jimmie Allen.

We first introduced our readers to Jimmie Allen in November of last year when we hosted him at The Refinery Rooftop for our signature Swag Sessions (above).  Then back in March, we caught up with Allen as one of our Swag Spotlights. At the time, Allen had just released his first single to country radio “Best Shot.” It took a while to climb up the radio charts, sitting on the bottom of the charts for almost 35 weeks before making its huge jump towards the top. Despite that, Allen has made history with his debut single as he becomes the first black artist to score a career No.1 at country radio and remain there for a second week. Allen told us just how grateful he is for his team and how hard they have fought for him. “Nobody has gotten where they are without someone believing in them and people around them working towards the same goal,” he explains.  “It’s a great win for all of us and it continues to prove if you have something that is halfway good and you have a strong team around you that believes in it you can make some things happen.” Fans are still raving about this song as many people have made it their wedding and proposal songs, too many covers to count, and still makes the fans jump to their feet whenever he plays it live.

Allen released his debut album Mercury Lane on October 12th, and since we have seen his career boom like never before. Everyone from Jake Owen, Michael Ray, Scotty McCreery, and more were giving props to Allen for his album. That is what happens when you have such a great reputation in town! With all of the success of “Best Shot” and his new album, Allen has been lead to greater opportunities. Within the last month, he has joined the TODAY Show, one of his biggest supporters, for many special events. Allen made his national TV debut to promote his new album and current single. Allen also came back to co-host and be apart of a “Guys Tell All”segment alongside reality star Ben Higgins, comedian Chuck Nice, and celebrity gym trainer Don Saladino. Besides having the number one song in the country, he announced his part in the Montgomery Gentry 20 Years of Hits album. Growing up a fan of Montgomery Gentry’s music, he is honored to be apart of the song “Hell Yeah” that you can stream, along with the rest of the album, now. To end a long list of achievements, Country Radio Seminar announced the CRS New Faces of Country Music® Class of 2019. Alongside Allen is Russell Dickerson, Dylan Scott, Lindsay Ell, and LANCO.

Looking to reach fans across the country, Allen is an opening act on McCreery’s Seasons Change Tour that began on Nov. 29 in Dallas and will continue into late January 2019. He’ll then jump back on the road with Kane Brown, opening for him on the Live Forever Tour through the beginning of March. If you are looking to see the most talked about artist on tour check Allen’s website for a full list of tour stops.

 

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CRS New Faces of Country Music Class of 2019 Announced

CRS New Faces 2019

Earlier today, Country Radio Seminar (CRS) officials announced the CRS 2019 New Faces of Country Music® Class of 2019.

CRS is an annual three-day convention sponsored by the Academy of Country Music and St. Jude Children’s Hospital, where country music and the radio industry gather to exchange ideas, set trends, introduce brands, launch artists and make decisions that affect every aspect of the genre’s future. Featuring some of the most established artists in the business, the seminar also includes new music from rising new artists.

Each year, a group of five of the previous year’s brightest rising artists are selected to showcase their talent as part of the weekend-long events closing showcase entitled New Faces. This showcase remains one of the most anticipated events of the entire seminar.

The Class of 2019 features the following artists: Jimmie Allen who just recently scored his first ever number one single with “Best Shot,” Russell Dickerson who was recently honored with a BMI award for his platinum single “Yours,” Lindsay Ell who scored a number one single in her homeland of Canada with “Criminal,” LANCO whose album Hallelujah Nights debuted at number one on the country charts earlier this year and Dylan Scott who achieved his first ever number one single last year with “My Girl.”

Last year our team attended the seminar and New Faces Show which featured Carly Pearce, Lauren Alaina, Midland, Michael Ray, and Luke Combs.  Check out the full recap from the week here. Precious New Faces include Kelsea Ballerini, Old Dominion, Brothers Osborne, Sam Hunt, Luke Combs, Thomas Rhett, Brett Eldredge, Florida Georgia Line, Maren Morris and many more.

The 50th annual Country Radio Seminar will take place this upcoming February 13th through February 15th at the Omni Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee.  Be sure to keep up with New York Country Swag for exclusive CRS coverage.

 

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Jimmie Allen Joins TODAY for ‘Guys Tell All’ Segment & Performance

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Hoda and Kathie Lee on ABC’s TODAY, invited rising country star, Jimmie Allen back to the show for another segment entitled ‘Guys Tell All,” as well as a special performance. The singer-songwriter, who recently dropped his debut album Mercury Lane, and currently has the number 1 song with “Best Shot”, has previously appeared on TODAY both as a co-host and a performer.

Allen sat on the all male panel with reality star, Ben Higgins, comedian, Chuck Nice, and celebrity gym trainer, Don Saldino. The segment is geared towards the idea of getting an inside look into a man’s head. The segment is all about women getting their relationship questions answered from a man’s perspective. Hoda introduced the men stating, “We’ve wrangled a few of our favorite men to figure out what was really going on in their heads- in a segment we like to call ‘Guys Tell All’.”

During the short panel session, the always humble and down to earth, Allen, shared his feelings on continuing to follow an ex on Instagram, as well as, if someone should date a man in between jobs. The singer shared a quick anecdote in regards to his question, “I dated this girl. She unfollowed me like the day we broke up, right. I”m glad I didn’t know- I found out after we broke up, that her guy best friend, they’re dating now. Dude even stayed at my house. Don’t get me into that.” It was one of those real moments that the entertainer often delivers, which makes fans, other artists, and people in general connect with him. Check out the video here.

Immediately following the ‘Guys Tell All’ segment, Hoda and Kathie Lee introduced Allen’s musical performance to the audience, as part of the Citi Concert Series. “He spent years in the country music scene trying to get his name and voice heard,” stated Lee, “and after giving it his ‘Best Shot’ Jimmie Allen soared to the top of the charts. This week Jimmie celebrated two weeks in a row as the Number 1 most played song on country radio, and he’s back to serenade us with his new song ‘Like You Do.’”

Right before playing the track off his debut album, Allen shared how he feels about his recent success with the ladies, “You know, it’s one of those things where you dream of something for so long, and I’m so thankful. I’m mostly happy because I get to honestly look my son in his eyes and say if you work hard enough and are good to people, eventually you’ll get your opportunity to make your dreams happen.”

Check out Allen’s impressive vocals and fun dance moves in the clip below.

 

Allen, who was named a 2018 NYCountry Swag Artist to Watch and also featured during one of our Live Swag Sessions, will head hit the road on Scotty McCreery’s ‘Seasons Change Tour,’ beginning in Dallas, Texas this week. New York Country Music Fans can catch the show this January in Long Island. 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.

 

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Country Music Proves It’s One Big Family By Supporting Each Other

One of the many reasons why we love country music is the camaraderie and love that all of the artists and people who work in the industry have for each other.  Yes, of course, there is competition between labels, artists and songwriters to get the best song to the top of the charts but for the most part, country music is a big family.  So many artists support one another on their big milestones, they use social media to shout out to new artists getting a break or when a song goes to number one.  We love to see the way these artists and their teams react to each other and when something good happens for one artist, it is a celebration amongst the genre.

Most recently, one of our 2018 Artists to Watch and Swag Session Alums Jimmie Allen took over the top spot on the charts with his debut single “Best Shot” from high highly anticipated album Mercury Lane.  Artists like Jake Owen, Kane Brown, Chris Young and many more used their social media platforms to inform their followers about his achievement, possibly turning on an entire group of people who were not aware of Allen’s powerful song to go ahead and take a listen.  With so many artists on the rise and so many ways to hear their music, it is refreshing to see artists on different labels and different management teams take time out of their day to support such a genuine person on their big week.
Take a look below at some of the artists’ posts and the heartfelt captions they wrote…

 

Congratulations on your very first NUMBER ONE Song, Jimmie!
From your friends at NYCountry Swag

 

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Jimmie Allen Co-hosts TODAY Show with Hoda & Kathie Lee

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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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Jimmie Allen Performs Live for Nash FM 94.7 Stage 17

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Jimmie Allen Performs at Nash FM 94.7 Stage 17

Celebrating his debut album release, Jimmie Allen headed to Nash FM 94.7 Hackensack Meridian Health Stage 17 in NYC to play songs from Mercury Lane.  Joined on stage by a guitar player, a bass player as well as a percussionist, Allen performed “Blue Jean Baby”, “Warrior”, and  “Back of Your Mind” before chatting with Nash FM 94.7 DJ’s Katie Neal and Jesse Addy. Allen did plenty of joking around, praising his favorite football team, the Superbowl champions,  The Eagles but he became serious when they asked about his time living out of his car in Nashville. “I was faced with a decision to make, do I go back to Delaware, and do what, who knows, or do I just live in my car for a little bit,” he explained. “My grandmom always taught me, obstacles come, and that’s fine, but it’s about realizing how you are going to get past it”.  He told the inspiring story of his time before the fame allowing fans, and listeners in on the struggles he has faced in the past.

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Jimmie Allen Chats with Nash FM 94.7 DJs Katie Neal and Jesse Addy

One of Nash FM 94.7 Stage 17’s traditions is to have each artist look into the camera and talk to their future selves, something the station hopes to play back for them one day when they are about to play downstairs, at the World’s Most Famous Arena, Madison Square Garden.  They call these segments “Garden Goals” and Allen laughed as he stared straight into the camera and simply said “Hey Jimmie, don’t suck” with a big thumbs up.

A highlight of his Up Close and Country set was when he mashed up a few of his favorite songs, stripping them down and making them his own.  The mashup included “You’re Gonna Miss This”, “Don’t Blink”, “Here Without You”, and “Lucky Man”.  “Ever since I was eight years old I wanted to have a song on country radio, I can now say that that’s a reality,” he said with gratitude as he thanked Nash FM 94.7 for playing his current single “Best Shot”, and thanked his entire team for their support.  Watch the full live video below.

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[Watch] Scotty McCreery Reads Hilarious Fan Tweets

There are few things funnier than an artist or other public figure reading mean tweets about themselves. Following in the trend is Scotty McCreery, reading tweets about his upcoming The Seasons Change Tour. In the video, posted to his social media accounts, McCreery reads some of his fan’s best reasons to attend his upcoming Seasons Change Tour, as well as some hilarious reasons NOT to attend.

A few highlights include “dat ass!!!” and “I always get a front row seat to see his chest hair.” The only thing funnier than the positive tweets are the negatives, including “Since when did the dude from the Mad Magazine cover get a singing career?” and “That’s 5 more minutes of my life I’ll never get back.”

Watch the hilarious video below!

The Seasons Change Tour will also feature special guests Jimmie Allen and Heather Morgan and will kick off on November 29 in Dallas. The show will make its way to New York on January 26 at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury.

Seasons Change Tour Dates:

Nov. 29 Dallas, TX House of Blues
Nov. 30 San Antonio, TX Aztec Theatre
Dec. 1 Houston, TX House of Blues *
Dec. 7 St. Paul, MN Myth Live
Dec. 8 Indianapolis, IN Egyptian Room *
Dec. 9 Chicago, IL House of Blues
Dec. 13 Cincinnati, OH Bogart’s
Dec. 15 Grand Rapids, MI 20 Monroe Live
Jan. 17 Atlanta, GA Buckhead Theatre
Jan. 18 Charlotte, NC Fillmore
Jan. 19 Raleigh, NC The Ritz
Jan. 25 Boston, MA House of Blues
Jan. 26 Westbury, NY NYCB Theatre at Westbury

(*) Dates without Jimmie Allen
Texas singer/songwriter Mike Ryan will perform on Dec.1 in Houston, Texas.

 

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NYCS First Impression: Jimmie Allen ‘Mercury Lane’

Jimmie Allen Mercury Lane

Last November, during our Swag Session with Jimmie Allen, we said we couldn’t wait to watch his career blossom, as he garnered more and more fans and mainstream success. Today (10/12) marks an incredible milestone for the singer-songwriter. His debut album, Mercury Lane is now available everywhere music is sold. Mercury Lane is truly a passion project for the singer. The record shows perseverance and versatility, two characteristics that describe Allen too. It is clearly personal to the Stoney Creek Records recording artist, as the record is named after the street in Delaware, where he grew up and learned the lessons that have led him to this point in his career.

The record is a complete body of work, offering a song for all music lovers. Allen, who NYCountry Swag named a 2018 Artist to Watch,  adds some flavor to mainstream country music, mixing in some rock, pop, and R&B influences into the album, produced by Ash Bowers and Eric Torres. From love songs to inspiring songs to songs to drink to, the singer is proving that he is the full package. The recording artist co-wrote on eight of the fifteen tracks, including “Make Me Want To,” Back of Your Mind,” and his hit single, “Best Shot,” with some of Nashville’s hottest songwriters.

Each track shows a different part of the singer’s personality and range as a vocalist, songwriter, and as a human being. “Deserve To Be,” one of the slower songs on the record tells the story from Allen’s perspective about a girl, who deserves to have the most fulfilling life and be treated like someone’s “world.” The track is sure to resonate with the millions of fans, who already fell in love with the lead single “Best Shot”, which is climbing up the charts.  The singer expresses another side of his personality with “Underdogs.” With its catchy hook and smooth beat, the song is bound to be a fan favorite. It is Allen’s take on an anthem for people, who are different, and trying to push through adversity. Although the singer didn’t write this one, we can see how the lyrics relate to his 10-year journey to ‘make it’ in the music industry.

If you’re looking for a new tailgate song, don’t worry, Mercury Lane has that too. The soulful track, “County Lines,” which Allen recently released a lyric video for, is sure to become a staple at summer tailgates. “County Lines” has an R&B vibe, with a catchy chorus that keeps listeners wanting to tap their toes and sing along from first listen.

Following the release, the Delaware native announced via his Twitter, three album listening parties, beginning in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on October 14th. After a short stint in the U.K. with Chase Rice, Allen will embark on Scotty McCreery’s tour, which hits New York on January 26th and Kane Brown’s tour in November, where he will definitely be playing music off his new record.

Mercury Lane Track List & Songwriters:

  1. “American Heartbreaker” — (Jimmie Allen, Lance Miller, Chris Stevens, Ash Bowers)
  2. “Make Me Want To” — (Jimmie Allen, Paul Sikes, Jennifer Denmark)
  3. “Deserve to Be” — (Jimmie Allen, Danielle Blakey, Tripp Howell)
  4. “How to Be Single” — (Natalie Hemby, Shane McAnally, Jimmy Robbins)
  5. “Wait for It” — (Ash Bowers, Thom McHugh, Steve Williams)
  6. “High Life” — (Lance Miller, Brett Warren, Brad Warren, Chris Stevens)
  7. “21” — (Brandon Hood, Josh Jenkins, Ash Bowers)
  8. “Underdogs” — (Ash Bowers, Brandon Lay, Jonathan Singleton)
  9. “Like You Do” — (Jimmie Allen, JP Williams, Josh London, Jason Mizell)
  10. “Back of Your Mind” — (Jimmie Allen, Matthew McVaney, Devin Tolentino)
  11. “Boy Gets a Truck” — (Ash Bowers, Aaron Scherz)
  12. “County Lines” — (Brett Tyler, Ben Burgess, Matt Dragstrem)
  13. “Best Shot” — (Jimmie Allen, Josh London, JP Williams)
  14. “Warrior” — (Jimmie Allen, Casey Beathard, Ash Bowers)
  15. “All Tractors Ain’t Green” — (Jimmie Allen, Brandon Hood, Tim Nichols)

Mercury Lane is now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music here on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

For future tour information, upcoming news and announcements from Jimmie Allen, visit jimmieallenmusic.com, and follow the rising star on his journey via Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

 

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