Jimmie Allen’s brand new music video for his first single “Best Shot” made its world premiere over the weekend on the major US music channel CMT’s Hot 20 Countdown. The personal song, inspired by advice from Jimmie’s grandmother, is currently climbing the country radio charts after debuting as the 2nd ‘Most Added’ song.
Drawing inspiration from the honest and self-reflective nature of the song, the video, directed by Ford Fairchild, brings “Best Shot” to life with a look back through Jimmie’s journey to becoming the man he is today. With family photos and home movies from his childhood, the video showcases Jimmie’s more introspective side, however it’s evident in the behind-the-scenes video for “Best Shot,” (which debuted exclusively on One Country here) that the gregarious singer’s personable demeanour, which fans have come to know from his docu-series ‘Jimmie Allen All In‘ is unshakable.
“To me ‘Best Shot’ is about accepting that we all have flaws, we all make mistakes and we’ll all experience a few bumps in the road but all of those hardships lead us to where we are today so at the end of the day, what really counts is that you’re trying your best and giving life your all,” said Allen. “My family has always been such a large part of my journey so it was incredibly special for me to incorporate them into my first-ever music video. It’s a really cool full circle moment to be able to share with them.”
This music video comes on the heels of a remarkable Grand Ole Opry debut, which earned him a standing ovation, as well as the release of a brand new song. “21” is the first track in a new collection of songs the singer calls the “Slower Lower Sessions.”Jimmie will share a new song from the series, which are all inspired by memories growing up in the “Slower Lower” region of Delaware, each month leading up to the launch of his full-length album, due later this year.
“Best Shot” was first introduced to the world through Jimmie’s self-titled EP, which was released late last year on BBR/BMG and subsequently earned him recognition on nearly every “One to Watch” list for 2018. To stream/download “Best Shot,” click here.
ABOUT JIMMIE ALLEN:
The epitome of the phrase “persistence pays off,” Jimmie Allen laid it all on the line to make his dreams a reality. Now signed to BBR Music Group’s Stoney Creek Records, Allen released his self-titled debut EP in 2017, featuring a cutting-edge mix of country, rock, R&B, and pop produced by Ash Bowers and Eric Torres.
The Southern Delaware native’s talent for songwriting is undeniable, having written a song that was featured in a Super Bowl commercial and appeared in a Diet Coke ad with megastar Taylor Swift. “Blue Jean Baby,” off his debut EP, immediately caught the attention of country music fans and critics alike with its soulful groove— rocketing it to #8 on Spotify’s Viral Top 50 chart and #5 on Spotify’s Wild Country playlist. Allen is currently introducing his music across the country sharing the stage with the likes of David Nail and superstar Toby Keith. The hot newcomer has already been heralded as one of the top “artists to watch in 2018” by Rolling Stone, Billboard, Pandora, and Sounds Like Nashville has earned spots in CMT’s “18 for 2018” Listen Up program & Bobby Bones’ Class of 2018. “Best Shot’ has already received early international support, including BBC Radio airplay along with Baylen Leonard picking the song as Record of the Week on Chris Country.