MULTI-PLATINUM, CMA & ACM AWARD WINNING, GRAMMY-NOMINATED COUNTRY STAR JIMMIE ALLEN ANNOUNCES
DOWN HOME TOUR 2022 TREK KICKS OFF FEBRUARY 3, 2022 AND MARKS ALLEN’S FIRST HEADLINE TOUR
ALLEN CURRENTLY NOMINATED FOR BEST NEW ARTIST AT THE 64TH GRAMMY AWARDS
December 6, 2021 – On the heels of his first GRAMMY Award nomination and a banner year, reigning CMA New Artist of the Year & ACM New Male Artist of the Year Jimmie Allen has announced his forthcoming Down Home Tour 2022. The trek will kick off February 3 at the famed Troubadour in Los Angeles, CA and marks Allen’s first headline tour.
Artist presales will begin tomorrow, December 7 at 10am local time and run through Thursday, December 9 at 10pm local time. General tickets will go on sale Friday, December 10 at 10am local time at https://www.jimmieallenmusic.com.
“I’m looking forward to the Down Home Tour, my first ever headlining tour. I wanted to wait awhile before headlining because I wanted the timing to be right, I didn’t want to rush it. I wanted to make sure I was ready, my band was ready, so we could give the audience what they deserve every night – which is greatness,” Allen said of the announcement. “And I finally feel like my band and I are at a point where greatness is something we can achieve. To everyone that’s supported us so far on our journey, thank you. We look forward to seeing you and a bunch of our new friends on the Down Home Tour.”
Joining Allen on the road are special guests Neon Union. Comprised of Leo Brooks & Andrew Millsaps, the duo is the inaugural artist signed to JAB Entertainment, a full-service management and production company launched by Allen alongside partners John Marks and Aaron Benward. Their first single, “Beer Up” is slated to drop on December 30 through a distribution deal with EMPIRE. They can currently be heard on the track “Livin’ Man” off Allen’s latest album Bettie James Gold Edition. Connect with them on Instagram, TikTok and https://www.neonunionmusic.com/.
Allen most recently hit the road for select dates of his “Good Times Roll” collaborator Nelly’s “Lil Bit of Music Series” tour. Earlier this year, he joined as special guest on country superstar Brad Paisley’s headline Tour 2021.
2021 was a monumental year that saw Allen receive the only country nomination in an all-genre category for the GRAMMY Awards, release his latest star-studded collaboration album Bettie James Gold Edition, publish his first children’s book My Voice Is a Trumpet, take home the trophies for New Artist of the Year at the 55th Country Music Association Awards & Male Artist of the Year at the 56th Academy of Country Music Awards, reach the quarterfinals of landmark 30th season of Dancing With The Stars, serve as Executive Music Producer for the Netflix series Titletown High, perform at the Kennedy Center Honors in tribute to Garth Brooks, launch the inaugural Bettie James Fest in his hometown of Milton, DE, and appear on Elton John’s newest album The Lockdown Sessions with the track “Beauty In The Bones,” among other professional highlights. He has been hailed by GRAMMY.com as one of the “5 Black Artists Rewriting Country Music” and has amassed more than one billion on-demand streams.
On December 15, Allen will perform his Top 10 hit single “Freedom Was A Highway” on The Late Late Show with James Corden on CBS at 12:37/11:37c, his first appearance on the show. He will go on to celebrate Christmas from one of his favorite places – Walt Disney World Resort – as he performs his rendition of “White Christmas” for the beloved Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade airing Christmas Day on ABC at 10am ET/PT. To ring in a 2022 that is surely to be even more sensational for the unstoppable star, Allen will hit the stage to perform on New Year’s Country Eve! Live From Nashville on Friday, December 31 at 8pm ET/PT on CBS.
Jimmie Allen – Down Home Tour 2022 *Jimmie Allen only
Thursday, February 3
West Hollywood, CA
Friday, February 4
San Diego, CA
Saturday, February 5
Las Vegas, NV
Friday, February 11
Grand Theatre at The Grand Sierra Resort
Saturday, February 12
Spotlight 29 Showroom
Thursday, February 24
Tyler Junior College
Friday, February 25
Saturday, February 26*
San Antonio, TX
San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo
Friday, March 4
Ft. Myers, FL
The Ranch Concert Hall & Saloon
Friday, March 11
Saturday, March 12*
UW Milwaukee Panther Arena
Friday, March 18
Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall
Saturday, March 19
Charles Town, WV
The Event Center at Hollywood Casino
Thursday, April 21
Paradise Cove Margaritaville – River Spirit Casino Resort
Thursday, April 28
Friday, April 29
The Blue Note
Saturday, April 30
Thursday, May 12
Friday, May 13
About Jimmie Allen Signed to BBR Music Group’s Stoney Creek Records, multi-platinum recording artist and songwriter Jimmie Allen has been blazing trails since the beginning of his breakout career. Allen is currently nominated for Best New Artist at the 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards in 2022, his first ever GRAMMY nomination; he is also the only Country nominee in an all-genre category. He made history as the first Black artist to launch a career with two consecutive No. 1 hits off his 2018 debut album Mercury Lane (which The New York Times dubbed as one of 2018’s strongest) – the first being his RIAA 2x Platinum debut single “Best Shot,” which claimed the No. 1 spot on Country radio for three weeks, and second being Platinum-certified “Make Me Want To.” In July 2020, Allen released his star-studded collaboration project Bettie James that garnered a slew of critical acclaim for the music, the historic nature of various collaborations, and its subsequent place in country music history. Named for his late grandmother, Bettie Snead, and late father, James Allen, Bettie James has been hailed as an “announcement of [Allen’s] arrival” and a “huge step for country” (NPR), and “a powerful statement from a developing voice” (Billboard). On June 25, 2021, Allen released the project’s follow up album Bettie James Gold Edition. Doubling down on Allen’s expansive love for music across genres, the album “broadens country’s borders” (Billboard) and includes nine brand new songs featuring Babyface, BRELAND, Keith Urban, LANCO, Lathan Warlick, Lindsay Ell, Little Big Town, LOCASH, Monica, Neon Union, Pitbull, teamwork. and Vikina in addition to the previous collaborations on Bettie James with Brad Paisley, Charley Pride, Darius Rucker, Mickey Guyton, Nelly, Noah Cyrus, The Oak Ridge Boys, Rita Wilson, Tauren Wells and Tim McGraw. Cumulatively, the two projects have earned 432 million global streams. Allen won the both the ACM New Male Artist of the Year award and CMA New Artist of the Year award in April and November 2021, respectively. Hailed by GRAMMY.com as one of “5 Black Artists Rewriting Country Music,” he has amassed more than 1 billion on-demand streams and performed on The Kennedy Center Honors, Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Year’s Eve, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Good Morning America, TODAY, American Idol, Tamron Hall Show, The Steve Harvey Show, ACM Awards, CMA Awards,CMT Music Awards, and more. He is a member of the 2021 Artists Committee for the 44th Kennedy Center Honors. His current single “Freedom Was A Highway” with superstar Brad Paisley is Top 10 on Country radio; earlier this year, Allen hit the road as special guest on Paisley’s headline Tour 2021. Much like his approach to music, Allen’s other creative pursuits know no boundaries. His debut picture book, My Voice Is a Trumpet – a powerful story about speaking up for what you believe in, at any age – was published on July 13, 2021 with Flamingo Books, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers. Allen also serves as Executive Music Producer for Netflix’s series Titletown High, which premiered globally on August 27. His song “Big In A Small Town” is the theme song for the series, which follows a Georgia town where football rules and winning is paramount, a champion high school team tackles rivalries, romance and real life as they work toward the ultimate goal: a state title. He most recently reached the quarterfinals as a contestant on Dancing With The Stars’ landmark 30th season on ABC and will join Dancing with the Stars – Live Tour 2022! for select dates next year. Beginning February 2022, Allen will embark on his Down Home Tour 2022, his first headline tour. For more information on Allen, visit www.jimmieallenmusic.com or follow him on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.