Meet the Artists!
The epitome of the phrase “persistence pays off,” Jimmie Allen laid it all on the line to make his dreams a reality. Now signed to BBR Music Group’s Stoney Creek Records, Allen’s debut single “Best Shot” is a certified hit, claiming the spot as the No. 1 Most Shazamed song in the format for eight consecutive weeks, and claiming the No. 1 spot on Country radio for three weeks, marking the first time a black artist has launched a career with a No. 1 hit with their debut single on Country radio. On October 12th, Allen released his hotly-anticipated debut album, Mercury Lane, named in tribute to the street he grew up on and the origin of his incredible journey. Featuring a cutting-edge mix of country, rock, R&B and pop, Mercury Lane draws upon the influence of his family and small-town upbringing of the critically-acclaimed rising star. Rolling Stone raved Allen’s debut “challenges the narrowly defined model of what constitutes a next big thing in country music in 2018.” The Southern Delaware native’s talent for songwriting is undeniable, having written a song that was featured in a Super Bowl commercial and appearing in a Diet Coke ad with megastar Taylor Swift. “Blue Jean Baby,” off his debut self-titled EP, immediately caught the attention of country music fans and critics alike with its soulful groove— rocketing it to the top of digital playlists, across all genres. After introducing his music at festivals across the country last summer, this winter Allen will hit the road once again to share the stage with Kane Brown and Scotty McCreery. The hot newcomer has already been heralded as one of the top “artists to watch in 2018” by Rolling Stone, Billboard, Pandora, Sounds Like Nashville, NY Country Swag, Country Music Rocks and New England Country Music and has earned spots in CMT’s “18 for 2018” Listen Up program and Bobby Bones’ Class of 2018.
One of the most prolific guitar players in today’s country class, 26 year old Chase Bryant was raised in Orange Grove, TX (pop. 1,200). Bryant’s grandfather played piano for Roy Orbison and Waylon Jennings. His uncles co-founded the group Ricochet, Conway Twitty, Merle Haggard, Tom Petty, Vince Gill, Bob WIlls, Steve Wariner, Bryan Adams and more were early influences as were records by Keith Urban and Brad Paisley. His quitar-wielding debut single “Take It On Back” hit the Top 10 of the Country Billboard Chart and Bryant’s second consecutive hit “Little Bit of You” rose to #3 on the Country Billboard Chart. Internationally, the single was a Top 20 hit in Canada and earned the #1 spot on Australia’s CMC Countdown. A musical maverick, Bryant, taught himself to play guitar upside down and backwards at the age of three. Fans have gotten to witness his guitar work across the globe on tours including Tim McGraw’s SHOTGUN RIDER TOUR, Brantley Gilbert’s LET IT RIDE TOUR, Kip Moore’s 2016 WILD ONES TOUR and Brad Paisley’s 2017/2018 WEEKEND WARRIOR TOUR. After finding inspiration in his roots, Bryant is excited to share new music later in 2019!