Jimmie Allen is a multi-platinum American recording artist who has been blazing trails since the beginning of his breakout career. He made history as the first Black artist to launch a career with two consecutive #1 hits on country radio from his 2018 debut album Mercury Lane and is the first Black artist to win the ACM New Male Artist of the Year award. Allen’s music features a cutting-edge mix of country, rock, R&B, and pop that draws upon the influence of his family and small-town upbringing. His latest album, Bettie James Gold Edition, was released June 25 and doubles down on Allen’s expansive love for music across genres with nine brand new star-studded collaborations. It is a follow up to the monumental success of its predecessor, Bettie James — named in honor of his late grandmother and late father — which was released July 2020 and has amassed 150+ million streams along with critical acclaim from the likes of NPR, Billboard, and Rolling Stone. He has performed on The Kennedy Center Honors, Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Year’s Eve, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Good Morning America, TODAY, American Idol, Tamron Hall Show, The Steve Harvey Show, ACM Awards, CMA Awards, CMT Music Awards, and more. Allen lives in Nashville, TN with his wife and two children. My Voice Is a Trumpet was his first book.