Jimmie Allen Reacts To Joining Brad Paisley On Tour


Concerts are coming back!

Brad Paisley announced dates for his 2021 tour and tapped his recent collaboration partner, Jimmie Allen, to join him on the road.

In a recent interview with Cody Alan, Jimmie shared his enthusiasm saying, "Man I am super excited! We got the offer to go out with Brad, and I was like, "Yes! Let's make it happen! Whatever we gotta do to make it happen!"

 "It's cool because we get to sing [Freedom Was A Highway] together every night," says Jimmie.  

Jimmie's breezy, vibrant, pop-country vocals paired with Brad's twang and telecaster is exactly the concoction that fans want after "taking a shot" and heading back out to live concerts.  

"Freedom Was A Highway" is found on Jimmie's 'Bettie James EP' and is a song that Jimmie says means a lot to him. 

"I am super sentimental. You know?" says the "Make Me Want To" singer. "I love my small town, where I am from. I love the people there. Life is simple." 

"The highlight of our day, you know, once I got older, was just hoping in a truck, going fishing during the day, cruising down our favorite roads, and going to the Moose Lodge and getting a pitcher of beer for $1.25," laughs the singer.

"It's simple. You know? Riding past my family's farm, seeing my friends' potato farm, and you know chicken plants, and everyone that I have talked to said that when they hear it, they think about their first crush. They think about their favorite road to just drive down. Like that line, "When the town was the whole world. And love was the girl next door," that was about my first crush on my neighbor's sister. 

Jimmie admires Brad as a musician and performer and told Cody that recording this song together is a huge highlight. Listen to "Freedom Was A Highway" and re-live your youth by clicking the link below.

Catch Jimmie on tour with Brad this summer and fall by peeking the show dates below.

Brad Paisley's Tour 2021 Dates:

June 5 -- Panama City Beach, Fla. @ Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam *

 July 4 -- Nashville, Tenn. @ Let Freedom Sing! Music City *

 July 8 -- Jacksonville, Fla. @ Daily's Place

 July 9 -- Tampa, Fla. @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre

 July 10 -- West Palm Beach, Fla. @ iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre

 July 17 -- Hinckley, Minn. @ Grand Casino Hinckley Amphitheater **

 July 22 -- Brandon, Miss. @ Brandon Amphitheater

 July 23 -- Tuscaloosa, Ala. @ Tuscaloosa Amphitheater

 July 24 -- Alpharetta, Ga. @ Ameris Bank Amphitheatre

 July 30 -- St. Louis, Mo. @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

 July 31 -- Noblesville, Ind. @ Ruoff Music Center

 Aug. 9 -- Canton, Ohio @ Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium ***

 Aug. 14 -- Dallas, Texas @ Dos Equis Pavilion

 Aug. 15 -- Houston, Texas @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman

 Aug. 21 -- Lima, Ohio @ Allen County Fair *

 Aug. 22 -- Cincinnati, Ohio @ The ICON Festival Stage at Smale Park

 Aug. 27 -- Raleigh, N.C. @ Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek

 Aug. 28 -- Charlotte, N.C. @ PNC Music Pavilion

 Aug. 29 -- Virginia Beach, Va. @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater

 Sept. 10 -- Chicago, Ill. @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

 Sept. 11 -- Clarkson, Mich. @ DTE Energy Music Theatre

 Sept. 23 -- Doswell, Va. @ After Hours at The Meadow Event Park **

 Sept. 24 -- West Springfield, Mass. @ The Big E ****

 Sept. 26 -- Bloomsburg, Pa. @ Bloomsburg Fair ****

 Sept. 30 -- Sacramento, Calif. @ Toyota Amphitheatre

 Oct. 1 -- Mountain View, Calif. @ Shoreline Amphitheatre

 Oct. 2 -- Chula Vista, Calif. @ North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre

 Oct. 7 -- Albuquerque, N.M. @ ISLETA Amphitheatre

 Oct. 8 -- Phoenix, Ariz. @ Ak-Chin Pavilion

 Oct. 9 -- Irvine, Calif. @ FivePoint Amphitheatre

* festival – includes Paisley and multiple artists

 ** Paisley only

 *** co-headlining with Lynyrd Skynyrd

 **** with Jordan Davis only

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