Jimmie Allen Mourns the Loss of His Father, ‘Big Jim’

Jimmie Allen’s father has died. The country singer shared the news in a heartbreaking Instagram post on Friday (Sept. 20)….


Lauren Jo Black

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September 20, 2019


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Jimmie Allen; Photo by Andrew Wendowski

Jimmie Allen’s father has died.

The country singer shared the news in a heartbreaking Instagram post on Friday (Sept. 20). Sharing a photo of himself in his father’s arms as a young boy, Allen reflected on life after death and shared a few touching memories of his father, “Big Jim.”

“The thought of the person you love being in heaven is a lot easier to process than then being in the dirt rotting away. What really happens after death? Honestly I don’t know,” he confessed. “Saying goodbye to my daddy is the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do. As you get older you sometimes think about losing your parents but nothing to prepares you for it when it actually happens.”


He revealed that he was fishing in one of his and his father’s favorite spots when he got the news that “Big Jim” had passed away. Rather than see him “lifeless” in the hospital, Allen chose to do something they “both enjoyed.”

“As I reeled my line I thought about all the memories me and dad had fishing there,” he wrote. “I’m gonna miss The man that raised me on country music and who I give credit for my career today, The man that taught me the meaning of hard work.”

He closed his post with a touching message to his late father, writing, “I love you dad and I’m thankful for the time we had. Wherever you are now I hope I showed you I love you and how much you mean to me.”

Jimmie Allen has a number of shows scheduled throughout the weekend.

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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.