On the heels of a highlight first GRAMMY® Awards weekend, multi-platinum recording artist Jimmie Allen announced his third album Tulip Drive will arrive Friday, 24 June via BMG/BBR Music Group. The lead single from the record – ‘Down Home’ – is available everywhere now, and Allen performed it last night on The Late Late Show with James Corden on CBS in the U.S.
Much like its predecessors, the album’s title is deeply personal to Allen’s family ties – Tulip Drive is the name of the street his late grandmother grew up on. His 2018 debut album Mercury Lane was named for the street Allen grew up on; his 2020 & 2021 releases Bettie James & Bettie James Gold Edition were named for his grandmother (Bettie Snead) and father (James “Big Jim” Allen), who passed away in 2014 and 2019, respectively.
“A lot of the songs on this album are from that time period. This is the first album where a lot of the songs are actually written based off a lot of my own personal life experiences – from relationships, the hardships of life, to the parties & the good times,” Allen shares. “A lot of these songs are based off things I went through when I was in later in high school and college, at a place where I was just learning a lot of life lessons from my grandmother. I wanted to honour her by naming this album Tulip Drive, after the street she lived on in Lewes, DE.”
Hailed by Billboard as a “winner” and a “power ballad that exudes sincerity” by MusicRow, ‘Down Home’ marks one of the proud Delaware native’s most personal, honest songs to date. The track impacted U.S. Country radio on 14 March as the most-added song and Allen’s biggest add day to date, with 60+ first-week stations.