Nashville-based artist Jimmie Allen is most certainly someone you will be hearing from in the future. His first single “Comet” recently hit radio and already has people asking “who is this guy and where can I hear more?”
Allen first caught the attention of well known & respected EMI executive Kim Stevens (Matchbox 20, Collective Soul) who has put everything behind this future star, becoming his A&R rep. Also behind Jimmie is mixing engineer Mark Endert, who has worked with a wide range of artists including Madonna, Maroon 5 and The Fray – in fact it was Endert himself who mixed “Comet” for radio airplay. The track is an interesting mix of R&B, pop, with a little bit of rock thrown in for good measure. I can totally hear this song doing well on the radio right now and I hope it does!
Allen is currently hard at work on his debut album (due out in early 2010) with the help of producer Kevin Wayne. Going from writing his first song at the age of 7, to forming his own band in the sixth grade to NOW having a song on the radio – former Church Choir singer, Jimmie Allen is clearly on the fast track to success and I wish him all the best. This whole experience goes to show that hard work and persistence really does pay off, especially when it’s backed with a strong voice and songwriting abilities. As his official bio so eloquently states, “the stars are lining up for Mr. Allen. So watch the sky, there’s a comet on the way!” Indeed!
As a special treat, download this up-tempo jam called “Crush.” It’s free! Grab your copy HERE.
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