May 30, 2022
(PRESS RELEASE) — Country music chart-topper, pioneering entertainer and CMA’s New Artist of 2021 Jimmie Allen is bringing his first headlining tour, “Down Home,” to the Gold Strike Theatre Gold Strike Casino Resort on Saturday, July 8 at 9 p.m
A native of Southern Delaware, Allen has carried the mantra of “Never Give Up” through good times and bad – from living in his car to winning CMA New Artist of the Year and ACM New Male Artist of the Year in 2021 and to his credit, first Grammy nomination for Best New Artist of 2022.
His hits “Freedom Was A Highway,” “Best Shot,” and “Make Me Want To” reveal Allen’s powerful, soulful sense of groove, love of deep messages, and knack for razor-sharp hooks. His first album, Mercury Lane, named after the street where he grew up in Delaware, featured an innovative blend of country, rock, R&B and pop that received critical acclaim from Rolling Stone and the New York Times.
Allen’s 2020 collaboration project, Bettie James, combined his deep love of family and cross-genre tastes in music. The star-studded collaboration was named in honor of Allen’s late grandmother and father. Allen chose artists who touched the lives of the album’s namesakes, allowing her legacy to weave seamlessly through Bettie James on tracks featuring Brad Paisley, Charley Pride, Darius Rucker, Rita Wilson, Nelly and more.
His third album, Tulip Drive, is due out on June 24th. As with its predecessors, the album’s title is deeply personal to Allen, as it is the street his late grandmother grew up on. The 17-song track listing features several star-studded collaborations, including Jennifer Lopez on “On My Way,” which will be released May 27. Lopez and Allen both appeared in season 10 of American Idol. Lopez served as a judge that season, with Allen making it through Hollywood Week but being eliminated before the top 24.
Tickets for the Jimmie Allen show are $59, $79 and $89 plus taxes and service charges and are available at www.goldstrike.com or by calling 888.566.7469.