Jimmie Allen Set To Release New Single “On My Way” With Icon Jennifer Lopez

The secret is out – Jimmie Allen has joined forces with pop phenomenon Jennifer Lopez.

The country crooner took to social media early Monday morning (May 23) to reveal a cross-genre duet with the “Let’s Get Loud” artist. The single titled “On My Way,” will be featured on Allen’s highly anticipated record, “Tulip Drive.”

The jaw-dropping announcement does not come as a surprise, as Allen has been teasing the collaboration since Saturday, May 21.

“New Collab announcement coming Monday, song available next Friday,” Allen shared on Twitter. “Announcement. Tomorrow 10 am EST. I’ve been a fan of this artist for a long time. Still believe we have a song together,” he reiterated on Sunday (May 22) evening.

Allen started a guessing game among fans, as several assumed the special guest would be future tour mate Carrie Underwood, breakout star Lainey Wilson, Lauren Alaina, Mickey Guyton, and more.

The Grammy-nominated artist placed the rumors to rest, when he revealed the cover art for “On My Way.” The snapshot features the two coordinating in matching leopard print ensembles, their names, and the title of the song.

“@jlo X Jimmie Allen,” the hitmaker wrote alongside the photo. “♠️5-27-2022♠️.”

Fans and A-listers rushed to the comment section to show their endless support and excitement for the upcoming banger.

“WHAT 🔥 🔥 🔥” said Carly Pearce in response. “Congratulations,” Rita Wilson added.

Chayce Beckham, Kane Brown, Reyna Roberts, Lainey Wilson, Tiera, and more praised Allen for scoring the dream-like partnership. The hitmaker shared a message on Twitter stressing his underlining motive for the collaboration.

“Im not here to change Country Music. I’m just here to add to it,” the trailblazer declared.

“On My Way” comes on the heels of Allen’s No.1 single “Freedom Was A Highway” with Brad Paisley and recent release “In Our Blood” with Dylan Scott. “On My Way,” penned by Ivy Adara, Leroy Clampitt, and Michael Pollack is one of many collaborations on the forthcoming third studio album.

Songstress Katie Ohh will appear on “Broken Hearted,” Rapper CeeLo and T-Pain are featured on “Pesos,” and son Aadyn is set to join his father on “You Won’t Be Alone.”

Within the robust soundtrack – listeners will hear Allen let down his guard, as he pulled from real-life experiences to cultivate the raw and family-centric collection.

“This is the first [album] where I chose to write songs about my own personal experiences, thoughts, and hopes,” shared Allen in a statement.

The title “Tulip Drive,” was inspired by the street his late grandmother grew up on. Allen’s debut record “Mercury Lane,” was named after the street he lived on as a child. The “Down Home” singer also honored his grandmother [Bettie Snead] and late father [James “Big Jim” Allen] in his 2020 and 2021 releases, “Bettie James” and “Bettie James Gold Edition.”

Come Fall, the multi-platinum recording artist will be bringing his impressive catalog out on the road with Underwood on The Denim & Rhinestones Tour. The genre-bending artist is currently on his first solo headline trek and will wrap up his run at the second annual Bettie James Fest in August. Tickets to the festival are on sale now, here.

Jimmie Allen – Tulip Drive Tracklist:

1. “be alright” (Jimmie Allen, Jason Evigan, Gian Stone, Castle)
2. “what i’m talkin bout” (Zach Abend, Michael Hardy, Seth Ennis)
3. “kissin you” (Jimmie Allen, Ashley Gorley, Zach Crowell)
4. “down home” (Jimmie Allen, Rian Ball, Cameron Bedell, Tate Howell)
5. “settle on back” (Jimmie Allen, Tate Howell, Trip Howell, David Pramik)
6. “pesos” (feat. CeeLo Green & T-Pain) (Jimmie Allen, Edward Martin, Vincent Venditto, T-Pain, Thomas Callaway, Yannique DeLisle Barker, Chris Doyle, J. ”Lonny” Bereal)
7. “love in the living room” (Jimmie Allen, Jesse Frasure, Brandon Day, Alysa Vanderheym, Cary Barlowe)
8. “on my way” (Jimmie Allen & Jennifer Lopez) (Ivy Adara, Leroy Clampitt, Michael Pollack)
9. “broken hearted” (feat. Katie Ohh) (Jimmie Allen, Ashley Gorley, Will Weatherly)
10.”habits & hearts” (Steven McMorran, Derrick Southerland, Jess Cates)
11.”right now” (Jimmie Allen, Matt Rogers, Jordan Schmidt)
12.”wouldn’t feel like summer” (Alysa Vandereheym, Matthew McGinn, Jimmie Deeghan)
13.”undo” (Matt Rogers, Matt McVaney, Daniel Breland)
14.”get you a girl” (Jimmie Allen, Justin Ebach, Matt Jenkins)
15.”keep em coming” (Jimmie Allen, Brad Tursi, Will Weatherly)
16.”every time i say amen” (Travis Hill, Jon Nite, Ross Copperman)
17.”you won’t be alone” (feat. Aadyn) (Jimmie Allen, Justin Ebach)

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Exclusive: Jameson Rodgers Talks Rapid Rise To Fame And Relationship With Luke Combs: “I Can’t Believe This Is Happening.”

If a country music fan were a fly on a wall in Jameson Rodgers tour bus or green room – they would watch the breakout star shake nerves with a glass of Jack Daniels on the rocks, while relishing in a playlist that includes AC/DC. Despite touring with music sensation Luke Combs, the Mississippi native told CMT that he still finds his relatively new lifestyle abnormal.

The fast-rising artist does not take his rapid rise to fame lightly. Since picking up a guitar in his early twenties, he would catch himself fantasizing about a successful music career.

“Just a dream come true,” said Rodgers backstage at Live In The Vineyard. “I used to go and see artists like Eric Church and Jason Aldean when they were kind of at this level – playing clubs and stuff when I was in college. I always wanted to go do that. It’s pretty surreal getting to do it.”

It was Eric Church’s first record, “Sinners Like Me” that encouraged Rodgers to open his eyes and pursue country music full-time.

“I grew up listening to nineties country. Garth Brooks was my first memory of music. I grew up playing baseball. So, I called it ’baseball music,’” he shared with CMT with a smile. “But Eric Church…I love his songwriting and his style a lot. His first album really made me take music seriously. I didn’t realize you could write songs in that lane,” he added with confidence.

Rodgers moved to Nashville in 2010 with nothing but a suitcase, limited song titles, and a pipe dream. It wasn’t long until he received co-writing credits on smash hits such as Florida Georgia Line’s “Talk You Out of It,” Luke Bryan’s “Born Here Live Here Die Here,” Chris Lane’s “I Don’t Know About You,” and more. However, his 2018 debut single “Some Girls,” placed him on radars nationwide as a vocalist.

The playful love song made for mainstream radio was his leaping pad to stardom and served as Rodgers’ first No.1 single. While expressing his gratitude, the chart-topping artist acknowledged the rigorous climb in the ten-year town and pointed out that it is not-so-glamorous as an outsider might assume.

“People don’t see what happens behind the scenes that artists and individuals in the business have to do. We were just talking about the all-day plane rides, nobody loves to do that,” he stressed before declaring that he wouldn’t exchange it for the world. “When I’m on stage, I’m like, ’It was worth doing all that stuff.’ I think every job you have to do stuff that you don’t necessarily want to do sometimes, but it gets you to where you want to go,” he added.

Working around the clock for over a decade has finally paid off for the country traditionalist. Standing within the sacred circle at the Grand Ole Opry or listening to ticket-holders belt back the lyrics to his songs is what makes him pinch himself.

“Whenever I am standing side stage, anytime a crowd sings back a song to me, or anytime I get to play the Opry – I’m like ’wow, I cannot believe I’m playing the Grand Ole Opry.’ When I get to go back to Mississippi and play a sold-out show where I grew up, it is always awesome,” he said, trying to wrap his head around his flourishing career.

The soft-spoken singer confided in CMT and revealed that he struggles to celebrate his big or small achievements, as he is constantly overthinking his next move.

“I keep my head down so much that it’s hard to look up and say, ’Oh, I’ve actually done this. I’ve had this success.’ You’re always worried about the next day or the next song or the next show,” Rodgers declared.

He continued to mention that Combs relieved some of the pressure he speaks of, when he decided to jump on his 2020 smash single, “Cold Beer Calling My Name.” The drinking song scored the No.1 spot on both the Billboard Country Airplay and Mediabase/ Country Aircheck charts in October of 2021.

Rodgers penned the single alongside songsmiths Hunter Phelps, Alysa Vanderheym, and Brett Tyler. “Cold Beer Calling My Name” marked the second track on his debut record, “Bet You’re From A Small Town.”

“Fortunately, I’ve known Luke since before he was like really famous,” laughed Rodgers. “I’ve gotten to see his career go crazy and take off. I am so lucky and fortunate that he took me out on tour and jumped on that song with me. “Some Girls” got me off the ground, but I feel like “Cold Beer Calling My Name” really put a little more air under my wings.”

The multi-platinum artist declared that he felt like an overnight sensation when he dropped the party track with Combs.

“It was weird,” he pointed out. “My last show was before the pandemic started, and ’Some Girls’ wasn’t even in the top 50. So, by the time I played a show after the pandemic, ’Some Girls’ had gone No.1, and ’Cold Beer Calling My Name’ was in the top 30. I went from zero hits to a hit and a half overnight. I can’t believe this is happening…I was just wanting to go play,” Rodgers uttered.

When ’CBCMN’ officially went No.1, he began his hunt to get Combs something special to celebrate their victory. So, when the 34-year-old came across a golden champion belt while visiting a radio station in Nashville, Rodgers knew that he had found the keepsake he wanted to represent the honor.

“I said, ’If this song goes No. 1, I’m ordering one for the whole team.’ That’s what I did, and he loves it,” he gushed. “It’s hard to get somebody a gift that has everything. I had to think outside the box. I figured he didn’t have a wrestling belt in his man cave, and he didn’t.”

The hitmaker recently released his “Live From Oxford, MS” record to keep the positive momentum up. To cultivate the collection, Rodgers returned to his old stomping grounds of Oxford, MS, to record eight of his best songs live during a sold-out show at the historic Lyric Theater. The project captures Rodger’s country-rock sound and proves that he is one of the few must-see acts in the genre.

The country music mainstay confirmed that new music is just around the corner and that fans should expect a fresh batch of content fall of 2022.

“I think fall is a good realistic timeline,” he exclusively conveyed to CMT. “We’re just going to go record a bunch of songs. It might end up being one song every four weeks or a batch of 12… I don’t know, it could be anything,” he concluded with a secretive smile.

While writing and recording, the breakout star will be making stops nationwide at respected music festivals. Tickets are available for purchase, here.

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Ashley McBryde Steps In As Backup Singer For Eric Church In NYC

Country phenomenon Eric Church could attest that not all heroes wear capes.

Hours before the Church Choir flocked to Madison Square Garden (May 20) to see the “Springsteen” singer wrap The Gather Again Tour, his background singer Joanna Cotton fell ill. Church had to call an audible and turned to long-time friend Ashley McBryde to save the show.

“When Joanna had to sit this one out, we immediately knew who to ask. Ashley is meant for arena stages, and she’ll be headlining her own show at MSG soon,” the CMA Entertainer of the Year shared in a statement. “As when Heart & Soul was born, it was moments like last night that we always envisioned: seeing people together again, arms around one another, living and loving life for those three hours. Standing on stage again looking out at that view is a feeling we’ll never take for granted,” he added.

After delivering a variety of songs from his impressive repertoire, Church acknowledged Cotton’s absence and surprised the crowd of 17,899 ticket-holders with McBryde. As thunderous applause consumed the legendary venue, the Arkansas native joined Church for a 30-song set.

McBryde mentioned that she didn’t think twice and responded with a confident “yes,” when she received the invite to perform.

“When Eric asked, ’Hey, can you come fill in?’ I said yes without even knowing how I’d get there. Talk about respect… any time Eric’s asked me to do something it has caused me to level up. I got to take a master class in entertaining while on stage,” the powerhouse declared.

Although McBryde was honored to fly in last minute, she shared that filling in for Cotton would be a challenging task.

“Stepping into Joanna Cotten’s boots… I don’t take it lightly,” says McBryde. “I have so much respect for that woman and that voice.”

The Grammy-nominated artist tackled the gig with her soaring pipes and self-assurance attitude. While cultivating chilling harmonies, the two delivered jaw-dropping renditions of “Heart On Fire,” “Stick That In Your Country Song,” “Break It Kinda Guy,” and “Like Jesus Does.” Church topped off the memorable evening with an acoustic five-song medley encore.

Following the unforgettable set, the “Martha Divine” artist took to social media to share a carousel of photos with the Chief. One snapshot captured McBryde belting into a patriotic microphone center stage with Church and a solo photo under the spotlight in sequence ensemble.

Fans and notable names in the industry rushed to the comment section to praise McBryde for her impromptu performance.

“Do it!❤️‍🔥,” said Miranda Lambert. “You were amazing last night. What an ending to a great tour 👏🔥,” shared a concert-goer. “Thanks for answering,” Church added with gratitude.

The sudden request did not come out of left field, as Church and McBryde have had a tight-knit relationship since 2017. Five years ago, the chart-topping artist introduced the music hopeful to his devoted community during a stop at Chicago’s Allstate Arena on his Holdin’ My Own Tour.

“I mentioned I had a guest, and there’s a young lady here who I have become a massive fan of, and you guys are gonna be a massive fan of her real soon,” he said to the crowd. “She’s just starting this journey of her career, and she’s unquestionably my favorite artist out right now. That’s not out yet, but she will be real soon. So I invited her to come out, and just her and I are gonna do an acoustic song that she wrote… please make welcome Ashley McBryde.”

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McBryde joined Church on his 2014 smash hit “The Outsiders,” but they also turned her original track “Bible and a.44” into a duet. That spring night, changed the trajectory of McBryde’s music career.

Shortly after, the singer-songwriter scored a record deal with Warner Nashville, her single “A Little Dive Bar In Dahlonega” soared to the top of the charts, and she jumped on tour with Brother’s Osborne. Meanwhile, McBryde also released her debut LP “Girl Going Nowhere” in 2018 – which eventually scored a Grammy nomination for Best Country Album.

McBryde is now a country music mainstay, significantly impacting the genre. This summer, McBryde is touring with Dierks Bentley, will kick start her own 2022 headlining, and is set to join the star-studded lineup on The Judds: The Final Tour this upcoming fall. For more concert information, visit ashleymcbryde.com/tour.

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