Jimmie Allen is gearing up for his next song release, and it’s a “special” single he hopes will help others cope with loss. Allen explains that he wrote the song about his late father, James, who died in 2019. “Down Home” serves as a letter that strengthens their bond even after Allen lost his father, reads a press release announcing the upcoming single. The country artist shared in a statement:
“‘Down Home’ is probably one of the most special songs I’ve ever written. I wrote it about my father – kind of like, hopefully he’s in heaven and looking down on everything I’m doing and hope he’d be proud of me. I wrote it with my friends [Tate] Howell, [Rian] Ball and [Cameron] Bedell. It’s a song that’s actually helped me a lot because in the midst of missing my father, I think about him seeing everything I’ve got going on and it’s like… even though he’s gone, he’s always with me. I hope this song finds its place in the world and this song helps people that have lost not only a father, or a parent, or a loved one just like the song has helped me.”
“Down Home” is set to release on March 7.
“Down Home,” which bears the same name as Allen’s tour, comes at the heels of Allen’s third No. 1 hit song. He celebrated the milestone with Brad Paisley after their collaboration, “Freedom Was A Highway,” reached No. 1, following “Best Shot” and “Make Me Want To.” Next, Allen is getting ready to talk about his latest single on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Friday (March 4), and to co-host the ACM Awards with Gabby Barrett — alongside Dolly Parton — on March 7. He’s also nominated in the Male Artist of the Year category.