Jimmie Allen finally premiered the music video to his special new song that serves as a tribute to his late father. The country artist’s latest video debuted on Friday (March 18), and Allen said it was a personal one because he filmed it in his Delaware hometown “to keep the spirit of his relationship and memories created with his late father alive,” reads a press release announcing the new video.
“Down Home” was filmed in black-and-white, and shows many “vital” locations to Allen and his father, including the country star’s childhood home, the baseball field where his father taught him to play, his father’s favorite restaurant and more.
“Being able to shoot the video in the same place that I created so many memories with my father was super special,” Allen said in a statement. “It felt like my father was with me every step of the way.”
Allen previously explained that he wrote the song — which he performed live at the 57th Academy of Country Music Awards — about his late father, James, who died in 2019. He said last month: “‘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.”
Watch Allen’s latest music video here: