Jimmie Allen’s New Album ‘Bettie James Gold Edition’ Out Now




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 – (25th June, 2021) – Chart-topping, platinum-selling recording artist and current ACM New Male Artist of the Year Jimmie Allen’s dynamic new album Bettie James Gold Edition is available everywhere now via BBR Music Group/Stoney Creek Records. Listen to it HERE.

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 his critically acclaimed July 2020 project Bettie James, named in homage to Allen’s late father, James Allen, and late grandmother, Bettie Snead.

Featured artists on Bettie James Gold Edition include BabyfaceBRELANDKeith UrbanLANCOLathan WarlickLindsay EllLittle Big TownLOCASHMonicaNeon UnionPitbullteamwork. 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.”

The release of Bettie James Gold Edition follows the monumental success of its predecessor, Bettie James, a seven-track project released July 2020 which featured a wide array of artists from across genres and generations including Brad Paisley, Charley Pride, Darius Rucker, Mickey Guyton, Nelly, Noah Cyrus, The Oak Ridge Boys, Rita Wilson, Tauren Wells and Tim McGraw. The project amassed more than 160 million streams, garnered both fan and critical acclaim and further established Allen as Country’s next superstar.

“Jimmie Allen is a hit-making country artist… [Bettie James] does feel it is some kind of announcement of his arrival…” – NPR Music

“[Bettie James] is a powerful statement from a developing voice.” – Billboard

“While some artists still in the early sunrise of their careers, with a handful of hits to their credit, would be focused solely on extending their chart successes, it’s clear that Allen’s goals are loftier than mere chart hits and No. 1 parties – he’s striving for music that testifies to his full spectrum of creative abilities.” – Music Row 

“The highlight of Bettie James is this questioning ballad, which features vocals from Darius Rucker and Country Music Hall of Fame member Charley Pride… released during nationwide protests against police brutality in a surging pandemic, ‘Why Things Happen’ perfectly captured a broken nation in mourning.” – Rolling Stone10 Best Country Collaborations of 2020

“Jimmie Allen’s star power only grew with the release of Bettie James…” – Sounds Like Nashville, 20 Best Country Albums of 2020


2021 shows no signs of Allen’s trailblazing and rising star power slowing down. His current hit single “Freedom Was A Highway” with Paisley is currently Top 30 at Country radio and was hailed No. 1 on Taste of Country’s 10 Hottest Songs For Summer 2021 as well as featured on Country Now’s 13 Best Country Songs of Summer 2021. The duo will perform the song on July 5 as part of Good Morning America’s Summer Concert Series on ABC before heading out on the road as special guest on Paisley’s Tour 2021 from July 8th to October 9th. Full tour dates can be found at https://www.jimmieallenmusic.com/.

Last Friday, Allen performed his song “Good Times Roll” on ABC’s primetime special “Juneteenth: Together We Triumph – A ‘Soul of a Nation’ Special Event.” The powerful special, now available on demand and on Hulu, presented an enriching evening of celebration and resilience in observance of Juneteenth. Allen will also perform on PBS’ 41st annual A CAPITOL FOURTH on July 4th at 8pm ET (1am BST 5/7).

Allen will publish his debut picture book, My Voice Is a Trumpet, with Flamingo Books, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers on July 13th. The book is a powerful story that about speaking up for what you believe in (at any age) and celebrates the many types of voices that can affect change. He will appear on The Ellen DeGeneres Show to discuss the book in an interview with tWitch on July 8th.

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” – 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

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 album Mercury 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 25th, 2021, Allen released the project’s follow up album Bettie James Gold Edition. Doubling 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 HonorsDick Clark’s Rockin’ New Year’s EveJimmy Kimmel Live!Good Morning AmericaTODAYAmerican IdolTamron Hall ShowThe Steve Harvey ShowACM AwardsCMA AwardsCMT 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 7th in his hometown of Milton, DE. On July 13th, 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. For more information on Allen, visit www.jimmieallenmusic.com or follow him on InstagramTwitter and Facebook.