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Jimmie Allen – Bettie James Gold Edition (New Album Arriving June 25th on BMG)

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On the heels of his critically-acclaimed project Bettie James, the chart-topping, platinum-selling recording artist and current ACM New Male Artist of the Year Jimmie Allen will release his new album Bettie James Gold Edition on June 25th, 2021 via BMG / BBR Music Group / Stoney Creek Records. The 16-track album doubles down on Allen’s expansive love for music across genres, with nine brand new collaborations in addition to the seven previously featured on Bettie James. The album is available to pre-add and pre-save now.

Newly featured artists on Bettie James Gold Edition include Babyface, BRELAND, Keith Urban, LANCO, Lathan Warlick, Lindsay Ell, Little Big Town, LOCASH, Monica, Neon Union, Pitbull, teamwork. and Vikina

When it comes to music I love, I don’t really get wrapped up in boundaries or genres. I thought we were gonna stop with the collaborations with Bettie James, and then I was like man, there’s so much music out there that I love, so many artists that I love, and I just wasn’t done,” Allen says of the impetus for Bettie James Gold Edition. “There’s some Pop, there’s some Rock, there’s some Country, there’s some R&B. I got a chance to work with legends! When I was writing some of the songs, I was trying to picture each moment. I went to each artist to work with them so they could be who they are on the song and bring their greatness to the song – I feel like that’s what makes the songs better. I’m super proud of the body of work of this album and can’t wait for people to hear it.”

Bettie James Gold Edition is a continued homage to Allen’s late father, James Allen, and late grandmother, Bettie Snead, who passed away in September 2019 and February 2014 respectively.
 
 
Bettie James Gold Edition Track List:
 
1.     “Get Country” – Jimmie Allen, LOCASH
2.     “Home Sweet Hometown” – Jimmie Allen, LANCO
3.     “Flavor (feat. Vikina)” – Jimmie Allen, Pitbull, teamwork. 
4.     “Somebody” – Jimmie Allen, BRELAND, Lathan Warlick
5.     “Pray (feat. Vikina)”  – Jimmie Allen, Monica, Little Big Town
6.     “Boy Gets A Truck” – Jimmie Allen, Keith Urban
7.     “Livin’ Man” – Jimmie Allen, Neon Union
8.     “Tequila Talkin’” – Jimmie Allen, Lindsay Ell, teamwork.
9.     “Forever” – Jimmie Allen, Babyface
10.  “Good Times Roll” – Jimmie Allen, Nelly
11.  “Drunk & I Miss You” – Jimmie Allen, Mickey Guyton
12.  “Made For These” – Jimmie Allen, Tim McGraw
13.  “Freedom Was A Highway” – Jimmie Allen, Brad Paisley
14.  “Why Things Happen” – Jimmie Allen, Darius Rucker, Charley Pride
15.  “When This Is Over (feat. The Oak Ridge Boys)” – Jimmie Allen, Tauren Wells, Rita Wilson
16.  “This Is Us” – Jimmie Allen, Noah Cyrus
 
 
ABOUT JIMMIE ALLEN:
Signed to BBR Music Group’s Stoney Creek Records, multi-platinum recording artist and songwriter Jimmie Allen has been blazing trails since the beginning of his breakout career. He made history as the first Black artist to launch a career with two consecutive No. 1 hits off his 2018 debut albumMercury Lane(which The New York Times dubbed as one of 2018’s strongest) – the first being his debut single “Best Shot,” which claimed the No. 1 spot on Country radio for three weeks, and second being “Make Me Want To.” In July 2020, Allen released his star-studded collaboration project Bettie James that has since garnered 155+ million streams and a slew of critical acclaim for the music, the historic nature of various collaborations, and its subsequent place in country music history.
 
Named for his late grandmother, Bettie Snead, and late father, James Allen, Bettie James has been hailed as an “announcement of [Allen’s] arrival” and a “huge step for country” (NPR), and “a powerful statement from a developing voice” (Billboard). On June 25, 2021, Allen will release the project’s follow up album Bettie James Gold EditionDoubling down on Allen’s expansive love for music across genres, the album includes nine brand new songs featuring Babyface, BRELAND, Keith Urban, LANCO, Lathan Warlick, Lindsay Ell, Little Big Town, LOCASH, Monica, Neon Union, Pitbull, teamwork. and Vikina in addition to the previous collaborations on Bettie James with Brad Paisley, Charley Pride, Darius Rucker, Mickey Guyton, Nelly, Noah Cyrus, The Oak Ridge Boys, Rita Wilson, Tauren Wells and Tim McGraw.
 
The reigning 2021 ACM New Male Artist of the Year and 2020 CMA New Artist of the Year nominee has amassed more than 850 million on-demand streams and performed on The Kennedy Center Honors, Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Year’s Eve, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Good Morning America, TODAY, American Idol, Tamron Hall Show, The Steve Harvey Show, ACM Awards, CMA Awards,CMT Music Awards, and more. His current single “Freedom Was A Highway” with superstar Brad Paisley is climbing through the Top 30 on Country radio as he is set to join Paisley’s headline Tour 2021 as special guest this summer. Additionally, he will headline his inaugural Bettie James Fest on August 7 in his hometown of Milton, DE.
 
On July 13, Allen will publish his debut picture book, My Voice Is a Trumpet– a powerful story about speaking up for what you believe in, at any age – with Flamingo Books, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers.


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