Is Jimmie Allen Joining ‘Dancing with the Stars?’

ABC is slowly revealing the cast for the upcoming season of Dancing with the Stars and many fans seem to…


Lauren Jo Black

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September 6, 2021


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Jimmie Allen; Photo by Connie Chronuk, ABC

ABC is slowly revealing the cast for the upcoming season of Dancing with the Stars and many fans seem to think that country hitmaker Jimmie Allen will be among the celebrity cast. 

The latest Instagram post from DWTS hints that a country singer is the mystery contestant and the caption has all signs pointing to Allen. 

“Go ahead, take your best shot. If you can figure out who this celeb is, sing it loud,” the caption reads. 

This is likely a reference to Allen’s debut single, “Best Shot.” 


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The image showcases the infamous DWTS mirror ball as well as a trumpet, which is likely a reference to Jimmie Allen’s recently released children’s book, My Voice Is A Trumpet.

If Allen is in fact the mystery celebrity cast member, he won’t be the first country star to join the hit show. 

Other artists who have previously competed on Dancing with the Stars include Jana Kramer, Lauren Alaina, Sara Evans, Billy Ray Cyrus, Bobby Bones and Kellie Pickler. 

Other celebrities confirmed to appear on the 30th season of Dancing with the Stars include JoJo Siwa, Brian Austin Green and Sunisa “Suni” Lee.

Tyra Banks will return to host the show. 

Dancing with the Stars is set to premiere on Monday, September 20 on ABC. 

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.