Multi-Platinum entertainer Jimmie Allen is starting off 2023 by notching his fourth career No. 1 as his current single “Down Home” hits the top of the Country Aircheck/Mediabase chart.
Released in March of 2022 via Stoney Creek Records/BBR Music Group, “Down Home” serves as the lead single from Allen’s third album, Tulip Drive. The track serves as a letter to his late father James, who passed away in 2019.
“Dear Dad, I knew you existed and now the world knows too. Thank you to country radio for helping me share the memory of my father through this song,” Allen shared on social media. “My [co-writers] Cameron Bedell, Tate Howell and Rian Ball, I’m thankful to y’all for pushing me to do this song but I also thank you for being patient and writing it with me when I was emotionally ready… To every person that listened to this song, thank you. I read every message about how this song related to you and the person you lost. I’m sending love and peace your way in dealing with your loss.”
The Grammy nominated singer-songwriter most recently performed “Down Home” on New Year’s Eve Live: Nashville’s Big Bash on CBS, as well as served as co-host for the star-studded celebration alongside Elle King and Rachel Smith. Nashville’s Big Bash also saw Allen join forces with Flo Rida for the broadcast premiere performance of their collaboration “No Bad Days.”
It was also recently announced that Allen will serve as a keynote commencement speaker at Delaware State University on May 12.
“Delaware State University is where I am proud to say I attended. I met lifetime friends there and learned so much about who I am as a Black man, and navigating my way through life,” Allen shared. “I’m honored to be the keynote speaker and hope I can share something that will inspire the next generation of leaders. Thank you to President [Tony] Allen and the rest of the DSU family for having me. Let’s go Hornets!!”
The CMA and ACM award-winner will return to the road as a special guest on Carrie Underwood’s “The Denim & Rhinestones Tour,” which resumes on Feb. 2 in Miami with stops in New York City, Los Angeles and Nashville.
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