Monday, April 4, 2022
– Jimmie Allen announced today that his third album, "Tulip Drive," will arrive on June 24 via Stoney Creek Records/BBR Music Group.
The lead single from the record – "Down Home" – is available everywhere now. Allen will perform it tonight on The Late Late Show with James Corden on CBS.
Much like its predecessors, the album's title is personal to Allen's family ties. Tulip Drive is the name of the street his late grandmother grew up on. His 2018 debut album, "Mercury Lane," was named for the street Allen grew up on; his 2020 and 2021 releases, "Bettie James" and "Bettie James Gold Edition," were named for his grandmother (Bettie Snead) and father (James "Big Jim" Allen), who passed away in 2014 and 2019 respectively.
"A lot of the songs on this album are from that time period. This is the first album where a lot of the songs are actually written based off a lot of my own personal life experiences – from relationships, the hardships of life, to the parties and the good times," Allen said. "A lot of these songs are based off things I went through when I was in later in high school and college, at a place where I was just learning a lot of life lessons from my grandmother. I wanted to honor her by naming this album Tulip Drive, after the street she lived on in Lewes, Del."
Allen was nominated for Best New Artist at the 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards and attended the show for the first time in addition to performing "Down Home." He also presented multiple categories during the Premiere Ceremony.
On April 11, Allen will appear on CBS Mornings for a one-on-one sit down with co-host Nate Burleson to discuss his career journey and the new single.
The music video for "Down Home" was co-directed by Allen and Chris Beyrooty and shot between Allen's hometown of Milton, Del. and nearby town of Lewes. Co-written by Allen, Cameron Bedell, Rian Ball and Tate Howell, the song takes shape as a letter to his late father.
Allen is currently on the Down Home Tour – his first ever solo headline tour – and recently notched his third career number one with his single "Freedom Was A Highway" with Brad Paisley.