Monday, February 25, 2019 – Jimmie Allen and Abby Anderson released their own cover of the hit song "Shallow."
The GRAMMY and Golden Globe winning smash performed by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper in "A Star is Born" won"Best Original Song" at the 91stA cademy Awards on Sunday.
A video released with the Allen/Anderson version shows a split screen of Allen and Anderson going about their daily lives before uniting in the studio to deliver the soulful chorus together in perfect harmony.
"'A Star is Born' was one of my favorites from last year, and the performance of this song in the film really moved me as an artist," shares Allen. "I had chills. Getting to cover 'Shallow' with my good friend Abby was such a cool experience. She's an incredible vocalist, and I'm excited for fans to hear our take on the song."
"I think I speak for everyone when I say that I bawled like a baby during 'A Star Is Born.' The song 'Shallow' immediately stood out to me," says Anderson. "When Jimmie called and asked if I would sing on this song with him, I was honored. I mean I'm no Lady Gaga, but working on this with Jimmie, who pours his whole heart into a song vocally, was an absolute joy."
Allen burst onto the country music scene with his debut single, "Best Shot." The pop-infused follow up single, "Make Me Want To," is the second from Allen's Stoney Creek Records / BBR Music Group debut album, "Mercury Lane."
Allen is currently supporting Kane Brown on his Live Forever Tour and continues this summer as support on Chris Young's Raised on Country Tour and Rascal Flatts' Summer Playlist Tour.
Anderson will open for Rob Thomas as direct support on Thomas's Chip Tooth Smile Tour. The 44-date tour kicks off in Red Bank, N.J. on May 28 and runs through Aug. 4. Anderson released an EP this past fall.
Jimmie Allen's "Mercury Lane" is an album of likeable pop-country. Being likeable is always a good thing, but an album of music merely that is not a sonic description that leads directly to a hearty recommendation. The production on the full-length is big, bright - and in a word - pop. Allen may be a country guy, but these 15 songs will never be confused with real country sounds.
Lyrically, Allen - who had a hand in writing most of this album - pushes many of the right radio ...