Platinum-selling singer/songwriter Jimmie Allen is back with his latest single “Freedom Was A Highway” with his friend – and Country music superstar – Brad Paisley (LISTEN HERE).
The breezy, windows-down tune impacts US Country radio today, February 1st, and is already receiving international airplay including from Bob Harris on BBC Radio 2 (28/1), describing himself as “a massive fan of Jimmie Allen,” and Baylen Leonard on Country Hits Radio (31/1).
“FREEDOM WAS A HIGHWAY”
On “Freedom Was A Highway,” Allen and Paisley’s vocals pair to reminisce about the nostalgia and simplicity of more carefree, youthful days; the track also features a distinctive Paisley signature guitar solo. The song was co-written by Allen, Ash Bowers and Matt Rogers.
“Freedom Was A Highway” was first featured on Allen’s star-studded record Bettie James, which has garnered more than 118 million streams and widespread critical acclaim since its July 2020 release via Stoney Creek Records/BBR Music Group/BMG. NPR calls the project “an announcement of [Allen’s] arrival” and a “huge step for Country” while Billboard hails it “a powerful statement from a developing voice.” Bettie James also landed on several “Best Of 2020” lists, including Rolling Stone, Billboard and Sounds Like Nashville.
Allen ushered in 2021 with a dynamic performance of the song on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest on ABC, reaching more than 8 million households across the USA. He has previously performed the song on NBC’s TODAY and the Tamron Hall Show. Jimmie Allen will host a forthcoming episode of Music Life featuring Mickey Guyton, Abby Anderson, and Twinnie, available as a podcast and on the BBC World Service from 6th February, 2021 – more details here.