Allen becomes a dad
Monday, March 2, 2020
– Jimmie Allen had a double reason to celebrate on Sunday. He became a father and scored a number one song.
On Sunday, Allen learned his single was going to claim the top spot on the chart, he and his fiancé welcomed their daughter Naomi to the world.
Allen enjoyed his second career number one single with "Make Me Want To" on both the Billboard and Mediabase charts. This accomplishment marks the first time in history that a black artist launched their career with two consecutive number one singles on country radio. Allen's first was "Best Shot," off his Stoney Creek Records/BBR Music Group debut album "Mercury Lane."
"Super thankful for my radio team, management, band, label and booking agency on their hard work and never giving up on the song. My co-writers, Paul Sikes and Jennifer Denmark, are special talents with great hearts, I love them dearly. To everyone at country radio thank you for supporting this song. The cool thing is I thought the best part of day would be getting a number one, but a few hours later my daughter, Naomi, was born. The baby and momma are doing great. March 1st will forever be my favorite day. Never give up on your dreams or yourself. Love always wins."
Allen released a new single "This Is Us," featuring Noah Cyrus. A music video will be released prior to the song going for adds on March 23.
More news for Jimmie Allen
CD reviews for Jimmie Allen
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 »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk
When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: The Lil Smokies provide the perfect antidote
On a night when the world to be falling further apart thanks to coronavirus (this would be the night the NBA postponed the season), there stood The Lil Smokies to at least in some small measure save the day.
The quintet is part of a generation of musicians with bluegrass as the basis, but not totally the sum of the music either.... »»»
Concert Review: White makes the case for himself, no matter how dark the music
John Paul White opined with a glint in his eyes that his songs were not of the uplifting variety. In fact, they were downright dark. How else to explain "The Long Way" with the line "long way home back to you." Or "James," a song inspired by his grandfather who suffered from dementia.
But lest you think that the Alabama... »»»
Follow Country Standard Time
Elsewhere in the news
Currently at the CST blogs
"It had been a while since I'd given my fans any new solo music," Pam Tillis explains, when asked about the motivation behind recording her album "Looking for a Feeling." Until recently, Tillis mostly busied herself by recording and touring with... »»»
Sierra Hull would be the first to tell you that releasing a new CD in the teeth of a global pandemic is a challenge. "It's very strange...just adjusting to being home and knowing what that feels like. It's the most I've... »»»
Linda Gail Lewis has several interesting bullet points on her lengthy resume. She released her first singles in 1963 at age 16, and her first solo album, "The Two Sides of Linda Gail Lewis," in 1969 when she was just 22; her follow up album wouldn't appear... »»»
The country music world was more than a little surprised by the news of Big Machine Records signing Ray Wylie Hubbard. This, after all, is the label home for mainstream stars Tim McGraw, Rascal Flatts »»»
First Rose of Spring
It's been obvious for some time now that Willie Nelson is essentially super human. At the age of 87, he's as active as ever, a wizened presence, spiritual icon and guiding light for all those that adore country music and Americana. »»»
Live From Capricorn Sound Studios
Blackberry Smoke's covers EP is not a tribute to just one group. Rather, it's a celebration of one particular recording studio, Capricorn Sound Studios in Macon, Ga., instead. Blackberry Smoke has become »»»