Jimmie Allen is poised to make his way back up the country radio charts with his infectious new single, “Freedom Was A Highway,” featuring his friend and fellow country star Brad Paisley.
Co-written by Allen alongside Ash Bowers and Matt Rogers, “Freedom Was A Highway,” is a breezy anthem that transports listeners back to the carefree days of summer when they had no worries or responsibilities.
“When the town was the whole world/ And love was the girl next door/ Soundtrack was a song in the dark/ I miss those days when our dreams/ Were there for chasin’/ But time was better wasted/ We were summer young and livin’ for a Friday/ And freedom was a highway,” Allen and Paisley sing on the chorus.
“When I was writing this song with my co-writers, I imagined myself driving down my favorite roads in Delaware. This song takes me back to simpler moments such as an innocent, childhood crush on the next-door neighbor or feeling freedom in the wind as you drive with the windows down. I’ve loved this song from the creation,” Allen shares of the track. “I’m a huge admirer of Brad Paisley. I love what he brings to music and I had to have him bring that same magic to this song. I’m humbled to have him join me on this song – he brought the Freedom to the Highway.”
“I’m a fan of Jimmie, not only as a musician but also as a person, and I was honored when he asked me to join him on the song. It’s a magical combination – it doesn’t sound like a typical record for me at all and when I come in, I try my best not to ruin Jimmie’s song,” Paisley adds. “I use my guitar to make a record sort of sound like I’m on it even before you hear me sing, and I love this guitar solo. I’m really proud to be a part of ‘Freedom Was A Highway and I’m excited for people to hear it.’”
“Freedom Was A Highway” is featured on Allen’s star-studded record Bettie James, which has garnered more than 118 million streams and widespread critical acclaim since its July 2020 release.
Click above to listen to “Freedom Was A Highway.”