On the heels of the release of his second single “Make Me Want To,” Jimmie Allen and fellow country newcomer Abby Anderson have released their own cover of the hit song “Shallow,” the award-winning hit performed by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper in A Star is Born.
Jimmie said, “A Star is Born was one of my favorites from last year, and the performance of this song in the film really moved me as an artist. I had chills! Getting to cover ‘Shallow’ with my good friend Abby was such a cool experience. She’s an incredible vocalist, and I’m excited for fans to hear our take on the song.”
Abby added, “I think I speak for everyone when I say that I bawled like a baby during A Star Is Born. The song ‘Shallow’ immediately stood out to me. When Jimmie called and asked if I would sing on this song with him, I was honored. I mean I’m no Lady Gaga, but working on this with Jimmie, who pours his whole heart into a song vocally, was an absolute joy.”
Jimmie has also been busy working on another secret project with Today show co-host Kathie Lee Gifford. He has made frequent appearances on the show over the last several months and the two have become close friends. He tells us exclusively: ["Kathie Lee's become a great mentor. Like we talk all the time and we're actually working on a project together. We can't quite announce it yet but we're . . . It's not an album. It's not an album, but we're working on a project together, something I'll be able to tell pretty soon. Could be acting, could be music, could be music and acting. Who knows? Who knows?"] SOUNDCUE (:16 OC: . . . knows? Who knows?)
Jimmie is set to open for Rob Thomas as direct support on Thomas’s Chip Tooth Smile Tour which kicks off in May.
Jimmie is up for New Male Artist of the Year at the upcoming ACM Awards, taking place in Las Vegas in April.