Endurance Music Group has announced the renewal of its worldwide publishing agreement with multi-platinum hit songwriter and recording artist Jimmie Allen. Allen’s chart-topping singles include his debut, “Best Shot,” as well as his follow-up, “Make Me Want To,” which he co-wrote with EMG’s Paul Sikes as well as Jennifer Denmark. His current single, “Freedom Was a Highway” with Brad Paisley, is climbing the country charts, and Allen is nominated for New Male Artist of the Year at the 56th ACM Awards on April 18.
“Michael, Mark, Josh, and the Endurance team have become like family. They’re super supportive of my creative vision, they take the time to check on me and see how I’m doing as a person outside of music, and that really means a lot to me. Re-signing with them was a no brainer for me – Endurance is a home I’m thankful to have. I’m looking forward to continuing to work with these amazing people as I create new music,” said Allen.
“We couldn’t be happier to renew our deal with Jimmie,” added Endurance Music Group President Michael Martin . “His growth as a writer and artist has been inspiring to watch and we’re proud to have been a part of it. He truly embodies the evolution of modern country music songwriting. We’re so excited to be on this journey with him.”
Allen has recently been in writing sessions with artists like legendary R&B singer, songwriter, and producer Babyface, multi-platinum Latin hip-hop artist Pitbull, Grammy Award-winning rocker Rob Thomas, and southern rapper Yelawolf, a testament to his versatility and range as a songwriter.
Signed to BBR Music Group’s Stoney Creek Records, Allen made history as the first Black artist to launch a career with two consecutive #1 hits on country radio. His latest project, Bettie James, is a star-studded collaboration EP that features Paisley alongside Charley Pride, Darius Rucker, Mickey Guyton, Nelly, Noah Cyrus, The Oak Ridge Boys, Rita Wilson, Tauren Wells, and Tim McGraw.