Fresh off his co-hosting duties at the 57th Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas, Jimmie Allen has released the music video for his current single, “Down Home,” which he performed for the first time during the awards show.
Co-directed by Allen and Chris Beyrooty, the black and white video features locations tied to core memories of Allen and his late father, James “Big Jim” Allen, between Allen’s hometown of Milton, Delaware and the nearby town of Lewes, Delaware. Allen’s childhood home, his father’s favorite restaurant, and the baseball field where his father taught him how to play are all featured in the video, which holds a special place in Allen’s heart.
“Being able to shoot the video in the same place that I created so many memories with my father was super special,” Allen says in a press release. “It felt like my father was with me every step of the way.”
Co-written by Allen, Cameron Bedell, Rian Ball & Tate Howell, “Down Home” is delivered as a letter to his late father James, who passed away in 2019. Allen ponders what his father is doing in heaven, while telling his father about everything that’s happening “Down Home” since his passing. It’s an uplifting glimpse into Allen’s memories with his father that are intricately tied to Allen being a father himself. While the song is autobiographical, it offers a comforting relatability to anyone who has experienced the loss of a loved one.
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The poignant track impacted Country radio on March 14 as the most-added song, and is the lead single from Allen’s forthcoming third album.
The reigning CMA New Artist of the Year is currently on the Down Home Tour, his first ever solo headline tour. He is nominated for Best New Artist in the all-genre category at the 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards on April 3.
Full details and Down Home Tour dates can be found at jimmieallenmusic.com.