Nick Carter Dedicates His New Jimmie Allen Collaboration, ‘Easy,’ To His Wife and Children

“I’m really happy where it went,” Carter said of the track.


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February 11, 2022

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As a member of the Backstreet Boys, Nick Carter has enjoyed massive international success, but when it comes to his solo music, he feels like he’s never found his place. That is, until now.

“Easy,” Carter’s new solo single features GRAMMY-nominated country star Jimmie Allen and offers a glimpse into the singer/songwriter’s real-life. Tinged with Pop/Country/R&B sounds, the song is a fresh take on crossover country and finds the two artists crooning over their wives.

“I swear that you got something special love/ That comes from up above/ I’d never give you up/ ‘Cause you make this/ You make this look easy,” they sing on the chorus. 

Nick Carter - EASY Single Art - Photo by Patrick Dwyer
Nick Carter – EASY Single Art – Photo by Patrick Dwyer

Carter initially entered the studio with the title and an idea to write about his life at home with his wife and three kids.  

“I just wanted to basically write about what I’m doing right now. We’ve been off for an entire year, with the pandemic, and obviously, I’ve been home,” Carter shared with Country Now during a Zoom call earlier this month. “[I’m a] full-time dad, cooking breakfast, taking kids to school, doing after school projects and activities for them and, you know, also being a husband and doing my daddy duties and honey-do’s, and all those things at the house.”

As a “big fan” of Jimmie Allen, Carter expressed interest in working with him and much to his surprise, he found out that his producer, Vic Martin, has worked with Allen in the past. As they say, “the rest is history.” The two connected and finished writing the song together with Martin.

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“I’m really happy where it went,” Carter said of the track. “It’s something that I can dedicate to my children and my wife and it’s something that maybe they can look back on too when they get older and listen to and say like, ‘oh, you know, daddy wrote that for us.’”

Carter and Allen joined forces in Las Vegas over the weekend to film the “Easy” music video. While he couldn’t give away too much, Carter said that fans can expect the clip to feature performance shots intermixed with some fun in the desert.

“We’re gonna take our trucks out in the desert, my son is gonna bring out his dirt bike and we’re just gonna set up and film it,” he said, adding that there’s also plans to include a Bronco as he and Allen are both “Ford guys.”


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“Easy” isn’t Carter’s first foray into country music. In 2017, the Backstreet Boys teamed up with Florida Georgia Line on the chart-topping, platinum-selling hit, “God, Your Mama, and Me.” The success of the song offered BSB the opportunity to perform at several country music awards shows. That’s when he quickly realized that the country music community is just one big family.

“I absolutely love Tennessee and Nashville and the whole community when I came to those. When we did the award shows and were backstage, I think it was Little Big Town who stopped us and wanted pictures with us, and it was just bizarre because we were like, pop guys in Backstreet Boys but they loved our music and loved what we did,” he recalled. “Chris Stapleton – the same thing –  backstage we were like constantly taking pictures with everybody and it was like ‘what is going on? We are just here as guests. I don’t know how long this is gonna last!’”


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Now that he’s gotten a taste of the country music space, does Carter plan to release more music within the genre? He says that’s up to the fans.

“As an individual, I really never found my niche at all when it came to being a solo artist. I listen to everything, I love everything,” he explained when asked if “Easy” was part of a larger country project. “I don’t know, I just would really like whatever I release to resonate with the people who listen to it. If they like it, and if they want more, it’s really easy for me – no pun intended – to get back in the studio and write more music like that.”

He continued, “I play guitar, I love country music, I grew up listening to country music. I’m a big fan of it, and it’s in my soul – but there’s a lot of music in my soul. So, I kind of got to satisfy a little bit of all of that. But, if people like it – if they resonate with it and if they connect with it, I would totally do more.”

“Easy” is available to stream and purchase now.

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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 and her work being featured on 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.