Jimmie Allen launched his highly-anticipated EP of collabs at present and with it, paid tribute to his late father and grandmother.

Nation artist Jimmie Allen took cross-country and cross-genre collaborations to a complete new stage with the discharge of his newest EP, Bettie James. Impressed by and named after his late father, James Allen, and grandmother, Bettie Snead, who handed away in September 2019 and February 2014, Jimmie instructed HL that he needed to begin to depart “trails of their legacy” by way of his music.

Courtesy of BBR Music Group

“I needed to get artists that I really like and that they beloved and placed on the identical challenge,” he defined in an EXCLUSIVE interview. The star-studded observe record contains nation giants like Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley and Darius Rucker, and different genre-bending artists like Noah Cyrus and Nelly. “Lots of people don’t know that Nelly has really been working with nation artists for some time,” Jimmie mentioned. “It simply flowed naturally and it didn’t really feel prefer it was out of pocket for him. He’s simply such a genius at what he does.”

The “Finest Shot” singer added that the tracks supply a mixture of his fashion that spans from “rock gospel, R&B and jazz.” “I’m actually doing what I’ve all the time needed to do by mixing all my totally different influences,” he admitted. “I really feel like I’ve the artistic freedom to be myself in my music. It’s nice to have the ability to present my range and do issues I really like with inside my musical enviornment.”

Whereas he has a variety of unimaginable artists on Bettie James, Jimmie nonetheless has musicians on his record he’d like to work with sooner or later together with Rob Thomas, Adele, and positively Reba McEntire!

You’ll want to stream Jimmie Allen’s new EP Bettie James out at present! Tomorrow, he’ll carry out dwell on the historic Grand Ole Opry stage for his or her Saturday Evening Opry livestream starting 7pm CT. Click on right here for how one can tune in.