ACM New Male Artist of the Year Jimmie Allen is set to release an expanded version of his album, Bettie James, on June 25, 2021.
The 16-track project, dubbed Bettie James Gold Edition, continuation of Bettie James, a 7-track album released by the singer/songwriter in July of 2020. Both releases are in honor of Allen’s father, James Allen, and grandmother, Bettie Snead, both of whom passed away in recent years.
Artists featured on the new collection include Babyface, BRELAND, Keith Urban, LANCO, Lathan Warlick, Lindsay Ell, Little Big Town, LOCASH, Monica, Neon Union, Pitbull, teamwork. and Vikina.
“When it comes to music I love, I don’t really get wrapped up in boundaries or genres. I thought we were gonna stop with the collaborations with Bettie James, and then I was like man, there’s so much music out there that I love, so many artists that I love, and I just wasn’t done,” Allen shares. “There’s some Pop, there’s some Rock, there’s some Country, there’s some R&B. I got a chance to work with legends! When I was writing some of the songs, I was trying to picture each moment. I went to each artist to work with them so they could be who they are on the song and bring their greatness to the song – I feel like that’s what makes the songs better. I’m super proud of the body of work of this album and can’t wait for people to hear it.”
The chart-topping artist also announced that he will be putting on a music festival, Bettie James Fest, on August 7 at Hudson Fields in his hometown of Milton, DE. DJ Jazzy Jeff, Neon Union, Hero the Band, Chuck Wicks and Chase Martin will join him as special guests.
The festival holds a spot close to Allen’s heart.
“I’m hoping their memory lives on through this festival,” he says of his late father and grandmother.
Tickets are on sale now and can be found at www.wickedgoodtickets.com.
Bettie James Gold Edition Track List:
- “Get Country” – Jimmie Allen, LOCASH
- “Home Sweet Hometown” – Jimmie Allen, LANCO
- “Flavor (feat. Vikina)” – Jimmie Allen, Pitbull, teamwork.
- “Somebody” – Jimmie Allen, BRELAND, Lathan Warlick
- “Pray (feat. Vikina)” – Jimmie Allen, Monica, Little Big Town
- “Boy Gets A Truck” – Jimmie Allen, Keith Urban
- “Livin’ Man” – Jimmie Allen, Neon Union
- “Tequila Talkin’” – Jimmie Allen, Lindsay Ell, teamwork.
- “Forever” – Jimmie Allen, Babyface
- “Good Times Roll” – Jimmie Allen, Nelly
- “Drunk & I Miss You” – Jimmie Allen, Mickey Guyton
- “Made For These” – Jimmie Allen, Tim McGraw
- “Freedom Was A Highway” – Jimmie Allen, Brad Paisley
- “Why Things Happen” – Jimmie Allen, Darius Rucker, Charley Pride
- “When This Is Over (feat. The Oak Ridge Boys)” – Jimmie Allen, Tauren Wells, Rita Wilson
- “This Is Us” – Jimmie Allen, Noah Cyrus