Jimmie Allen is one of the greatest new generation country musicians. Jimmie has come a long way since he was an impoverished artist who slept in his car to make ends meet. Allen, who was born in Delaware in 1986, moved to Nashville in 2007 to make a living while pursuing his musical goals. He applied for and was cut from shows like America’s Got Talent and American Idol, but this did not break him. His perseverance, songwriting dynamic, and evocative got him his first big break in 2016 when he inked a publishing agreement with Wide Open Music. His debut album, Mercury Lane, was released in 2018, and it spawned a couple of major singles Allen became the first African-American musician to have a debut single reach No. 1 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart. And “Make Me Want To” went Gold in the United States thanks to the strength of its nostalgic, dreamy tale of love-at-first-sight. Allen released Bettie James (named after his father and grandmother) in 2020. Both were a collaboration with several well-known countries and mainstream musicians, including Nelly and Brad Paisley. On this list, we will highlight the 10 Best Jimmie Allen Songs of All-Time.
Shallow is a song from the album Shanno, which was released in 2019. The official music video for Jimmie Allen’s track, ‘Shallow,’ premiered on YouTube on Friday, February 22, which accumulated over 50 million views. The lyrics were written by Lady Gaga (who also provides vocals), Mark Ronson & Anthony Rossomando ft Andrew Wyatt, who produces it too.
9. Country Lines
County Line is a song from the album Mercury Lane and was released in 2018. The lyrics were written by Ben Burgess (writer), Matt Dragstrem & Brett Tyler, who are all members within his band – The House Shoes.”County lines’ official music video aired on YouTube on Friday, October 5, 2021.
8. Drunk & I Miss You
The official music video for Jimmie Allen’s Drunk & I Miss You were released in 2020. The song was taken from his album Bettie James (2020), with vocals by Mickey Guyton. It consists entirely of self-written lyrics about missing someone who has left without saying goodbye. This could describe some relationships we have had where one person leaves us at our worst moment.
7. This Is Us
Jimmie Allen features Pop singer Noah Cyrus on this anthemic ballad about finding love. The 18-year-old Miley Cyrus’ sister wrote the song with Tyler Hubbard of Florida Georgia Line and Jordan Schmidt (among others). It was interesting having her vocals heard by country star Ash Bowers after he produced it for him. Once she sent over some demos, they immediately caught his attention because he wanted somebody to sing and match his voice. Lead vocalist Jimmie said it is always hard to have one voice, and their collaboration with matching sounds made the single a success.
6. Big In A Small Town
The single was officially released on August 27, 2021, on the official channel of his record label. He sings the praises of small-town living in the song’s lyrics. In the first stanza, he says that it’s a simple dream but one which can be large in small towns. The theme song for the new Netflix reality series Titletown High, which follows high stakes, ups, and downs of a small-town varsity football team, is “Big in a Small Town.” Jimmie is the show’s executive music producer, a new position he describes as “interesting and uncharted ground.”
5. Good Times Roll
Good times are always rolling with the sounds of this country ballad. The lyrics, “I don’t want good days or bad/Just to live life while I can,” perfectly describe how we feel when things go our way—and they should. This song is about living in harmony where everyone gets what he deserves from his loved ones without worrying too much about tomorrow because today is enough for them.
4. BOY GETS A TRUCK
The song first recorded by Keith Urban never got released as anything more than just another truck-related track in his repertoire. But after getting permission from him and finally removing this gem from fans everywhere – which stars not only himself but also his son Aadyn. It’s one thing when artists sing about cars. You can almost always relate their emotions to whatever vehicle they choose. Whether it’s trucks or motorcycles or even boats, if we’re feeling nostalgic today (hey, look over there!) It makes sense then why every year sees several new releases at Fullà Maritime metaphors.
3. Best Shot
The song was co written by Jimmie Allen, Josh London, and J.P. Williams. He then released it as his debut single in February 2018 on Stoney Creek. It features his debut album Mercury Lane, released in 2018. The song is an encouraging hymn about pursuing opportunities to improve one’s life every day. “Best Shot” was Allen’s first number-one success, spending three weeks at the top of the Billboard Country Airplay chart. It was number five on the Hot Country Songs chart and 37 on the Hot 100 chart. In Canada, the track peaked at number 79 on the Canadian Hot 100. Ford Fairchild directed the accompanying music video for the single, seeing Allen performing the song while surrounded by childhood photos.
2. Freedom Was a Highway
Jimmie Allen featured Brad Paisley in his single “Freedom Was a Highway.” It was released as a single to country radio on February 1, 2021, and was taken from Allen’s first EP, Bettie James. Matt Rogers, Ash Bowers, and Allen co-wrote the song, which they also produced. “Freedom Was a Highway” has the aching, driving intensity of a soundtrack for a coming-of-age picture from the 1980s.
1. Make Me Want To
“Make Me Want To” was his second single overall and the second from his first album, Mercury Lane, released in 2018. Its 58-week ascent to number one is one of the longest in the chart’s history. The single was # 7 on the Hot Country Songs list and number 49 on the Hot 100. RIAA gave the song a Platinum certification, and as of March 2020, it had sold 34,000 copies in the United States. In Canada, it achieved moderate chart success, peaking at number five on the Country chart. Allen casts spells with a fantastic wand in the accompanying music video, shot by Justin Nolan Key.