“Best Shot” Singer Joins Darius Rucker as Second Black Solo Country Artist to Have Debut Single in Top Spot
In 2016, Jimmie Allen spent his final $100 to purchase a ticket to the CMA Awards as a fan. Two years later, the rising nation star stood on stage to current the CMA Award for Single the Year and is at the moment holding the No. 1 spot on the high the Billboard and Mediabase/Country Aircheck Country Airplay charts along with his personal “Best Shot,” which has been probably the most Shazamed tune in nation music for the previous eight consecutive weeks. This spectacular feat marks the primary time a black artist has garnered a profession No. 1 hit with their debut single on nation radio. He joins solely Darius Rucker to say the highest spot in nation with a debut single.
“If somebody requested me two years in the past if I assumed that this may be my life at the moment — that I’d be on the crimson carpet on the CMAs or my tune can be the No. 1 tune on nation radio, I might have actually stated no,” displays Allen. “Did I feel it might occur finally? Absolutely! Just not this quickly. I’m humbled and grateful — it’s such an honor to get my first No. 1 and to know that my tune is connecting with individuals and resonating in a approach that hopefully makes us all higher individuals ultimately, as a result of that’s actually what ‘Best Shot’ is all about.”
Written by Allen, Josh London and JP Williams, “Best Shot” is the primary single from Allen’s label debut undertaking Mercury Lane. Described as “a uncommon trustworthy love tune, with a catchy, melodic refrain that flirts with pop-rock energy balladry” by Rolling Stone, “Best Shot” is a self-evaluation tune that comes from a private place in Allen’s life and focuses on taking every day to be a greater particular person.
“When you’re a greater particular person, you generally is a higher husband, spouse, father or mother or good friend,” injects Allen. “In scripting this tune, we simply needed to be trustworthy with ourselves and write one thing that others can empathize with.”
Dubbed “a self-made man” with “one probably the most inspiring tales to come back out music row within the final decade” by CMT, Sounds Like Nashville declares that Allen “is on his approach to turning into one a very powerful younger voices in nation music” and Pandora states “it’s solely a matter time earlier than his is a family title.”
Following an unimaginable co-hosting job, Allen will return for his fourth look (since October) on NBC’s Today as half Kathi Lee and Hoda’s “Guys Tell All Panel” on November 28th. Fans may have an opportunity to see Allen on the street this winter enjoying direct assist to Scotty McCreery on his Seasons Change Tour and enjoying choose dates on Kane Brown’s Live Forever Tour.