137: Jimmie Allen Talks About Growing Up in Delaware, Overcoming Obstacles, Signing a Record Deal, Releasing His New Single & More

NCD Writers Room show

Summary: **Jim Casey talks to Jimmie Allen about:** • growing up in Delaware • his early musical influences, including country and gospel • the ripped nature of Aaron Tippin • singing in the church choir • his musical theater background • making his YouTube docu-series, "Jimmie Allen: All In" • living in his car for a few months after moving to Nashville • going to writers' rounds and making connections • being an African-American man in the country music industry • getting his first big break from publisher Ash Bowers • releasing his self-titled EP in October 2017 • the healthy chip on his shoulders • developing his onstage charisma • releasing his new single, "Best Shot," to country radio on Feb. 20 • his songwriting process • working on his debut album **Participants:** • Jimmie Allen • Jim Casey, NCD editor