Jimmie Allen Duets With Tim McGraw, Darius Rucker & More On New EP

Jimmie Allen called upon an array of his artist friends for his new seven-song EP, Bettie James. Out Friday (July…


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July 8, 2020


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Jimmie Allen; Photo by Dustin Haney

Jimmie Allen called upon an array of his artist friends for his new seven-song EP, Bettie James.

Out Friday (July 10), the collaborative project features Allen alongside Nelly, Mickey Guyton, Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley, Darius Rucker, Charley Pride, Tauren Wells, Rita Wilson, The Oak Ridge Boys and Noah Cyrus.

“I am a fan of every artist on this project and humbled to have each one of them be a part of it,” Allen says. “Each artist has touched the life of my dad, my grandmother and me through their music. I’m proud of this body of music and thankful to every writer that helped me create Bettie James.”

Allen co-produced the EP with Ash Bowers. The project’s title was inspired by and named after his late father, James Allen, and late grandmother, Bettie Snead, who passed away in September 2019 and February 2014 respectively.

Ahead of Friday’s release, the platinum-selling singer revealed the project’s full-tracklisting, which can be seen below.

Jimmie Allen Bettie James
Jimmie Allen Bettie James

Bettie James – Track List:
1. “Let The Good Times Roll” – Jimmie Allen, Nelly
(Jimmie Allen, Zach Kale, Cornell Haynes Jr.)

2. “Drunk and I Miss You”– Jimmie Allen, Mickey Guyton
(Tommy Cecil, Matt McGinn, Lauren LaRue)

3. “Days Made For These” – Jimmie Allen, Tim McGraw
(Jimmie Allen, Rob Grimaldi, Riley Biederer)

4. “Freedom Was A Highway”– Jimmie Allen, Brad Paisley
(Jimmie Allen, Ash Bowers, Matt Rogers)

5. “Why Things Happen” – Jimmie Allen, Darius Rucker, Charley Pride
(Jimmie Allen, Tate Howell, Cary Barlowe, Brandon Day)

6. “When This Is Over” – Jimmie Allen, Tauren Wells, Rita Wilson, The Oak Ridge Boys
(Zach Kale, Jon Nite, Laura Veltz)

7. “This Is Us”– Jimmie Allen, Noah Cyrus
(Noah Cyrus, Tyler Hubbard, Jordan Schmidt, Ilsey Juber, Dernst “D’Mile” Emile II)

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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 Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. 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.