For rising, multi-platinum selling, trailblazing Country star Jimmie Allen, a simple phrase sums up his view on life and music: Never give up.
A native of Southern Delaware – the “slower, lower” part of the state, he explains – Allen has carried that mantra with him through good times and bad, whether than meant living in his car or receiving his first ACM nomination for New Male Artist of the Year in 2019, a CMA Awards nomination for New Artist of the Year in 2020, subsequently winning the ACM Award for New Male Artist of the Year in 2021– the first Black artist to win that category since its inception, and a win with which he hopes “open[s] some doors for more Black artists to have success in country and more Black artists to feel comfortable enough to do country if that’s what they want to do.” Additionally, he is currently nominated for CMA New Artist of the Year for the second consecutive year. GRAMMY.com has hailed Allen as one of “5 Black Artists Rewriting Country Music.”
As Allen’s rising star power shows no signs of slowing down, he remains unapologetically himself and proof of what can happen when you never give up.
We are so excited to welcome Jimmie Allen on stage this summer at #CFF2022
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Adapted from Jimmie Allen Assets