Jimmie Allen Welcomes Baby Girl and Earns No.1 Single – On the Same Day

To say it’s already been an incredible week for Jimmie Allen would be an understatement. Not only did the rising…


Lauren Jo Black

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March 2, 2020


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To say it’s already been an incredible week for Jimmie Allen would be an understatement. Not only did the rising star reached the top of the charts at country radio with his latest single, “Make Me Want To,” he also welcomed a daughter with his fiancée Alexis Gale that same day.

The birth of the couple’s first child was announced in a press release, which also revealed that her name is Naomi. Allen is also father to Aadyn, his son from a previous relationship.

“Super thankful for my radio team, management, band, label and booking agency on their hard work and never giving up on the song. My co-writers, Paul Sikes and Jennifer Denmark are special talents with great hearts, I love them dearly. To everyone at Country radio THANK YOU for supporting this song,” Allen shared in a statement. “The cool thing is I thought the best part of day would be getting a No. 1, but a few hours later my daughter, Naomi was born. The baby and momma are doing great. March 1st will forever be my favorite day. Never give up on your dreams or yourself. Love always wins.”

Allen and Gale previously revealed the baby’s gender while visiting his favorite place – Disney World. While staying at Disney’s Beach Club Resort, the couple popped a baloon with pink powder to reveal the gender to friends and family. The couple also got engaged while visiting  “The Most Magical Place On Earth” last summer.

Jimmie Allen will follow the success of “Make Me Want To” with “This Is Us,” a power ballad featuring Noah Cyrus.

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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.