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Broken Bow signs Allen

Monday, August 7, 2017 – Jimmie Allen signed with Broken Bow Records.

A Delaware native, Allen will open dates for Toby Keith's Interstates and Tailgates Tour this fall. Allen also co-wrote a song featured in a Super Bowl commercial.

Allen is currently in the studio with producers Ash Bowers and Eric Torres finishing tracks.

"Jimmie was one of the fastest signings we have ever had at the label for one reason - there just wasn't much internal debate on the merits of doing so," said Jon Loba, Executive Vice President for BBR Music Group. "Almost universally, female/male, younger/older, rookies/experienced veterans, everyone at BBR wanted him to be part of our family. We can't wait for our partners and the world to hear and see in Jimmie Allen what we do."

"Signing with BBR Music Group has been one of the most surreal and exciting experiences of my life," said Allen. "Humbled to be working with Jon Loba, Zach Katz, Kos Weaver, and the entire BBR/BMG staff. When I met Jon after my showcase there was an instant connection, and it just felt like home. So thankful to Ash Bowers, Steve Williams, and Amy Scott for signing me to a publishing deal. Very grateful to Ash for taking the time to help me create a sound that defines who I am. I remember being back home in Lewes, Delaware when 'Hicktown' by Jason Aldean hit the radio. Being able to say I'm signed to the same label as Jason is pretty dang awesome. Honored to be joining incredible roster of talented artists. Super excited to get to work even harder and get rolling."

"I knew absolutely nothing about Jimmie or his music when I randomly ended up on a writers round with him at Puckett's in Franklin, Tenn," said Bowers. "The first song he played that night was a song called 'Back Of Your Mind,' and half way through the first chorus, I knew he was a star and someone I wanted to work with. We are thrilled to see him sign with BBR Music Group who is as equally as excited about his music as we are."

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