Wednesday, July 1, 2020
– Jimmie Allen announced today he is putting out an EP, "Bettie James," on July 10 via Stoney Creek Records/BBR Music Group.
The seven-track EP includes collaborations with Brad Paisley, Charley Pride, Darius Rucker, Mickey Guyton, Nelly, The Oak Ridge Boys, Noah Cyrus, Rita Wilson, Tauren Wells and Tim McGraw. The disc features the current single "This Is Us" with Cyrus
The track list will be revealed next week.
The project is inspired by and named after his late father, James Allen, and grandmother, Bettie Snead, who passed away in September 2019 and February 2014 respectively.
"My dad and grandmom were two completely different people, but both played a huge part in my life. Since they died, I have been wanting to leave trails of their legacies throughout my music," Allen said of his motivation for the project, which he co-produced with Ash Bowers.
"I am a fan of every artist on this project and humbled to have each one of them be a part of it," Allen said of his various collaboration partners on the project. "Each artist has touched the life of my dad, my grandmother and me through their music. I'm proud of this body of music and thankful to every writer that helped me create 'Bettie James'."