Platinum-selling recording artist Jimmie Allen unleash gold version of his album “Bettie James“
The album is made of 16 traks and doubles down on Allen’s expansive love for music across genres, with nine brand new collaborations in addition to the seven previously featured on his critically acclaimed July 2020 project Bettie James, named in homage to Allen’s late father, James Allen, and late grandmother, Bettie Snead.
Bettie James Gold Edition features artists like Babyface, BRELAND, Keith Urban, LANCO, Lathan Warlick,Lindsay Ell, Little Big Town, LOCASH, Monica, Neon Union, Pitbull, teamwork. and Vikina.
The singer says: “When it comes to music I love, I don’t really get wrapped up in boundaries or genres. I thought we were gonna stop with the collaborations with Bettie James, and then I was like man, there’s so much music out there that I love, so many artists that I love, and I just wasn’t done. There’s some Pop, there’s some Rock, there’s some Country, there’s some R&B. I got a chance to work with legends! When I was writing some of the songs, I was trying to picture each moment. I went to each artist to work with them so they could be who they are on the song and bring their greatness to the song – I feel like that’s what makes the songs better. I’m super proud of the body of work of this album and can’t wait for people to hear it.”
The previous project Bettie James amassed more than 160 million streams, garnered both fan and critical acclaim and further established Allen as Country’s next superstar.
Last Friday, Allen performed his song “Good Times Roll” on ABC’s primetime special “Juneteenth: Together We Triumph – A ‘Soul of a Nation’ Special Event.” Allen will publish his debut picture book, My Voice Is a Trumpet, with Flamingo Books, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers on July 13. The book is a powerful story that about speaking up for what you believe in (at any age) and celebrates the many types of voices that can affect change. He will appear on The Ellen DeGeneres Show to discuss the book in an interview with Twitch on July 8.