CMT Hot 20 Countdown Premieres Critically Acclaimed Country Newcomer’s First Music Video
NASHVILLE, TN (MAY 20, 2018)— Jimmie Allen’s music video for his first single “Best Shot” made its world premiere over the weekend on CMT’s Hot 20 Countdown. The personal song was inspired by advice from Jimmie’s grandmother and is currently approaching Top 40 on the Mediabase Country Chart after debuting as the 2nd Most Added song at Country radio. You can now watch the video here: https://jimmieallen.lnk.to/bestshotPR/youtube
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 demeanor, 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 in October and subsequently earned him recognition on nearly every “One to Watch” list for 2018. To listen to “Best Shot,” click here.
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