James Edward Allen is an American country music singer and songwriter.
He was signed to Broken Bow Records Creek after doing a talent showcase for representatives.
His first official single, “Best Shot”, was released in early 2018.
He released his self-titled debut EP, which Bowers produced. He also released two singles “Best Shot” and “Make Me Want To” and the 2018 album Mercury Lane.
In 2021, he won the Country Music Association Award for New Artist of the Year. He became the second black artist to win the category following Darius Rucker’s win in 2009.
He also auditioned for the tenth season of American Idol in 2011.
Did Jimmie Allen Win Idol?
Jimmie did not win Idol. Allen made it to the Hollywood rounds of American Idol in 2011 but was eliminated before reaching the show’s live voting round.