One of the most exciting tours of 2018 just got even bigger… fast-rising newcomer Jimmie Allen has been confirmed as the tour support for BBR Music Group label-mate Chase Rice on his forthcoming UK tour dates in October; adding to Allen’s previously announced Country Music Week appearance at the Bluebird Cafe – full dates below. This follows the release of the music video for debut single ‘Best Shot‘ (watch here), and more recently the title track to Jimmie’s Slower Lower sessions (stream/download here), out last Friday.
In his own words: “As an fan of international music, I’m really looking forward to my first trip to the UK. It’s going to be a great adventure taking in the musical culture of a country I admire as well as sharing my music with their listeners. It shall be the beginning of a life long connection. See ya real soon!”
23rd October 2018 – Bush Hall, London (CMW)*
24th October 2018 – Ruby Lounge, Manchester*
25th October 2018 – Oran Mor, Glasgow*
27th October 2018 – O2 Institute3, Birmingham*
28th October 2018 – The Bluebird Cafe @ Bush Hall, London (CMW)
(* – with Chase Rice)
ABOUT JIMMIE ALLEN:
The epitome of the phrase “persistence pays off,” Jimmie Allen laid it all on the line to make his dreams a reality. Now signed to BBR Music Group’s Stoney Creek Records, Jimmie Allen released his self-titled debut EP (10/2017) featuring a cutting-edge mix of country, rock, R&B, and pop produced by Ash Bowers and Eric Torres.
The Southern Delaware native’s talent for songwriting is undeniable, having written a song that was featured in a Super Bowl commercial and appeared in a Diet Coke ad with megastar Taylor Swift. “Blue Jean Baby,” off his debut EP, immediately caught the attention of country music fans and critics alike with its soulful groove— rocketing it to #8 on Spotify’s Viral Top 50 chart and #5 on Spotify’s Wild Country playlist. Allen is currently introducing his music at festivals across the country sharing the stage with the likes of Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Kane Brown, and superstar Toby Keith. The hot newcomer has already been heralded as one of the top “artists to watch in 2018” by Rolling Stone, Billboard, Pandora, and Sounds Like Nashville, has earned spots in CMT’s “18 for 2018” Listen Up program, Bobby Bones’ Class of 2018.