Jimmie Allen on Dancing With The Stars: Everything You Need To Know About The Country Singer

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Country singer Jimmy Allen is one of 15 contestants for Season 30 of Dancing With the Stars.

The 36-year-old singer-songwriter was born in Delaware but moved to Nashville in 2007 to pursue a career in music.

While struggling to be successful as a professional musician, Allen went through rough times and was forced to live out of his car for a while.

He then auditioned for America has talent but did not go beyond the preliminary round.

Allen then auditioned for American Idol but was deleted before the start of live voting.

During the talent show, Allen met Colton Dixon and Scotty McCreery, the latter of whom won the show’s tenth season. He and McCreery then toured together.

Several years passed before Allen was finally signed to a recording deal. In 2017, Allen signed to Broken Bow Records after doing a presentation for the label.

Allen then released an eponymous EP which was produced by his manager, Ash Bowers. His style has been compared to modern country luminaries such as Thomas Rhett and Sam Hunt.

His first official single, “Best Shot,” was released in 2018 and received a significant rotation on country music radio stations. “Best Shot” peaked at 37 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was subsequently certified platinum.

Allen’s debut album, Mercury Way, titled after the street he grew up on, was released in October 2018 and reached a peak position of 128 on the U.S. Albums chart.

He followed the album with a second single titled “Make Me Want To” which was also certified platinum.

Allen has since released a cover of Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s “Shallow” from A star is born with Abby Anderson.

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Allen also did a duet with Noah Cyrus who has since been certified gold.

Allen has also collaborated with Brad Paisley and rapper Nelly.

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Earlier this year, Allen became the first black solo artist to win the New Male Artist award at the Academy of County Music Awards.

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