Jimmie Allen has become a name in country music that finally is being heard loud and clear, as it should. The Delaware native lives with the motto: “I didn’t quit, I never will. Stuff ain’t easy, and you shouldn’t quit either. There’s a big difference between busting your ass, and sitting on it.” With is debut album, 'Mercury Lane' coming out October 12th on Stoney Creek Records, he is proof the motto works.
After a series of bad breaks Allen was forced to live in his car, too proud to ask for a bail out. For months he worked multiple jobs and finally saved enough for an apartment but hit then another snag – Country music wasn’t ready for him. “People were just trying to help,” he says now. “But they wanted me to change my sound and told me I had to lose my boots. The turning point came when I stopped listening, and finally let my music be a natural reflection of who I am.”
As an homage to the origin of his story and how far he’s come, the soul-baring album takes its name from the street Jimmie grew up on and pays tribute to the influence home and family has had on his incredible journey.
“Mercury Lane is where my journey began. All of the fundamental life lessons that shaped my values and make me who I am today, I was taught on that street—its where I learned about love, family, life, how to believe in myself, the concept of never giving up, following your dreams and being a good person,” said Jimmie. “This album touches on all of those ideals and truly feels like I’m sharing a piece of my heart with the world. I’ve been working toward this moment for so long; I can’t wait to share it with everyone.”
'Mercury Lane' comes nearly one year to the day after Jimmie quietly dropped his self-titled EP which earned him recognition on a slew of “Artist to Watch” titles. Now with his debut single, “Best Shot” rocketing up the charts (currently Top 20), with more than 38 million streams to date, Jimmie has become one of the most buzzed about Country newcomers and is slated to make his national TV debut on October 9 on NBC’s TODAY.