Allen goes down "Memory Lane"
Saturday, September 22, 2018
– Jimmie Allen will release his debut CD, "Memory Lane," on Oct. 12 via Stoney Creek Records / BBR Music Group.
The title takes its name from the street Allen grew up on in Milton. Dec. and pays tribute to the influence home and family has had on his journey. Allen merges R&B and country.
"Mercury Lane is where my journey began," he said. "All of the fundamental life lessons that shaped my values and make me who I am today, I was taught on that street - it's where I learned about love, family, life, how to believe in myself, the concept of never giving up, following your dreams and being a good person."
"This album touches on all of those ideals and truly feels like I'm sharing a piece of my heart with the world. I've been working toward this moment for so long; I can't wait to share it with everyone."
"Mercury Lane" comes nearly one year to the day after Allen dropped his self-titled EP. He has enjoyed chart success with the single "Best Shot."
Allen, who moved to Nashville in 2007, will make his national TV debut on Oct. 9 on NBC's TODAY.
The track listing is:
1. "American Heartbreaker" - (Jimmie Allen, Lance Miller, Chris Stevens, Ash Bowers)
2. "Make Me Want To" - (Jimmie Allen, Paul Sikes, Jennifer Denmark)
3. "Deserve to Be" - (Jimmie Allen, Danielle Blakey, Tripp Howell)
4. "How to Be Single" - (Natalie Hemby, Shane McAnally, Jimmy Robbins)
5. "Wait for It" - (Ash Bowers, Thom McHugh, Steve Williams)
6. "High Life" - (Lance Miller, Brett Warren, Brad Warren, Chris Stevens)
7. "21" - (Brandon Hood, Josh Jenkins, Ash Bowers)
8. "Underdogs" - (Ash Bowers, Brandon Lay, Jonathan Singleton)
9. "Like You Do" - (Jimmie Allen, JP Williams, Josh London, Jason Mizell)
10. "Back of Your Mind" - (Jimmie Allen, Matthew McVaney, Devin Tolentino)
11. "Boy Gets a Truck" - (Ash Bowers, Aaron Scherz)
12. "County Lines" - (Brett Tyler, Ben Burgess, Matt Dragstrem)
13. "Best Shot" - (Jimmie Allen, Josh London, JP Williams)
14. "Warrior" - (Jimmie Allen, Casey Beathard, Ash Bowers)
15. "All Tractors Ain't Green" - (Jimmie Allen, Brandon Hood, Tim Nichols)
The CD was produced by Ash Bowers and Eric Torres.
Allen will tour with Scotty McCreery and Kane Brown and go to the United Kingdom with Chase Rice.
Tour dates are:
Oct. 23 -London, UK-Chase Rice Lambs & Lions UK Tour
Oct. 24 - Manchester, UK- Chase Rice Lambs & Lions UK Tour
Oct. 25 - Glasgow, UK- Chase Rice Lambs & Lions UK Tour
Oct. 27 - Birmingham, UK- Chase Rice Lambs & Lions UK Tour
Oct. 28 - London, UK- Chase Rice Lambs & Lions UK Tour
Nov. 29 - Dallas, TX-Scotty McCreery Seasons Change Tour
Nov. 30 - San Antonio, TX-Scotty McCreery Seasons Change Tour
Dec. 7 - St. Paul, MN-Scotty McCreery Seasons Change Tour
Dec. 9-Chicago, IL-Scotty McCreery Seasons Change Tour
Dec. 13-Cincinnati, OH-Scotty McCreery Seasons Change Tour
Dec. 15-Grand Rapids, MI-Scotty McCreery Seasons Change Tour
Jan. 17-Atlanta, GA-Scotty McCreery Seasons Change Tour
Jan. 18-Charlotte, NC-Scotty McCreery Seasons Change Tour
Jan. 19-Raleigh, NC-Scotty McCreery Seasons Change Tour
Jan. 25-Boston, MA-Scotty McCreery Seasons Change Tour
Jan. 26-Westbury, NY-Scotty McCreery Seasons Change Tour
Feb. 15- Rockford, IL-Kane Brown Live Forever Tour
Feb. 16- Brookings, SD -Kane Brown Live Forever Tour
Feb. 17- Grand Forks, ND -Kane Brown Live Forever Tour
Feb. 28- Bloomington, IL -Kane Brown Live Forever Tour
March 1- Cape Girardeau, MO -Kane Brown Live Forever Tou
March 2- Bossier City, LA -Kane Brown Live Forever Tour
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