After living in Nashville for 16 years, Jimmie Allen has announced that he is moving out of music city.
On February 25, he shared the news on Twitter with a post dedicated to the state that he has called home for so long. So many like himself have come to Nashville in pursuit of a career in music, but not all of them have been lucky enough to achieve the amount of success that he has thus far.
Allen wrote, “Dear Nashville, I came to you in 2007 chasing this music dream. Thank you for the memories we made over the years. It’s time to move on now but I’ll be back to visit for sure. Take care. ✌🏽”
Bidding Farewell To Music City
Many fans took to the comment section to guess where they believe he will be moving next. The country star replied to one user who wrote, “LA bound!!!! 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾” However, Allen jumped in to clarify that he and his family will be starting their next chapter in Florida.
In another comment, a fan questioned whether or not he was “pulling a taylor swift move” and leaving country music behind too.
They wrote, “pulling a taylor swift move I see. She started out as country then moved to nyc onto other generes. Think she still comes back to nashville every now and then.”
He’s Not Leaving Country Music
Luckily, Allen shut down this fear by confirming that he is “never leaving country music.”
“Just moving to FL somewhere warmer with a beach haha,” he added.
Allen has spent this time in Nashville growing his fanbase, honing in on his skills and gaining a tremendous amount of success in the process.
Throughout his career, the Delaware native has served as an advisor on American Idol and The Voice, received his first-ever GRAMMY nomination, earned a number of high accolades, and racked up a slew of collaborations with country stars such as Callista Clark, Keith Urban, Mickey Guyton, Nelly, Brad Paisley and many more.
He launched his career with two consecutive No. 1 hits off his 2018 debut album Mercury Lane. The first was his RIAA 2x Platinum debut single “Best Shot,” which claimed the No. 1 spot on Country radio for three weeks, and the second was his Platinum-certified “Make Me Want To.”
First No.1 Single Of 2023
Stepping into 2023, Allen not only earned his fourth career No. 1, but also claimed Country radio’s first No. 1 of 2023 with his sentimental song, “Down Home.”
Serving as the leading track on Allen’s Third full-length project, Tulip Drive, “Down Home” was released in March 2022 via Stoney Creek Records/BBR Music Group. It showcases some of Allen’s most honest emotions as it acts as an open letter to his late father James, who passed away in 2019.
Most recently, he was featured in a collaborative track with Cheat Codes titled, “Lose You,” which comes on the heels of his most recent full-length album, on my way.
This year is already looking to be a big one for the country music star. He is currently on the road with Carrie Underwood in support of her The Denim & Rhinestones Tour. This 43-date trek kicked off in October and continued into 2023.
Together, they are slated to hit over 20 stops in cities including New York City, Los Angeles and Nashville before wrapping up on March 17 in Seattle, WA.
Following this set of shows, Allen will have the honor of returning to Delaware State University as the keynote commencement speaker for the undergraduate ceremony on May 12.
“Delaware State University is where I am proud to say I attended. I met lifetime friends there and learned so much about who I am as a Black man, and navigating my way through life,” Allen explained. “I’m honored to be the keynote speaker and hope I can share something that will inspire the next generation of leaders. Thank you to President [Tony] Allen and the rest of the DSU family for having me. Let’s go HORNETS!!”
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