On the heels of the release of his second single “Make Me Want To,” and a first-time ACM Awards nomination for New Male Artist of the Year, Jimmie Allen and fellow country newcomer Abby Anderson have released their own cover of the hit song “Shallow.”
The GRAMMY and Golden Globe-winning song performed by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper in the film “A Star is Born” just won an Oscar for “Best Original Song” at the 91stAcademy Awards.
In the video shows a split screen of Allen and Anderson going about their daily lives before uniting in the studio to deliver the passionately soulful chorus together in perfect harmony.
“‘A Star is Born’ was one of my favorites from last year, and the performance of this song in the film really moved me as an artist,” shares Allen in a release. “I had chills! Getting to cover ‘Shallow’ with my good friend Abby was such a cool experience. She’s an incredible vocalist, and I’m excited for fans to hear our take on the song.”
“I think I speak for everyone when I say that I bawled like a baby during ‘A Star Is Born.’ The song ‘Shallow’ immediately stood out to me,” says Anderson. “When Jimmie called and asked if I would sing on this song with him, I was honored. I mean I’m no Lady Gaga, but working on this with Jimmie, who pours his whole heart into a song vocally, was an absolute joy.”
Allen is currently supporting Kane Brown on his Live Forever Tour where he continues to break new ground for African-American country artists. He will also be hitting the road this summer as support on Chris Young’s Raised on Country Tour and Rascal Flatts’ Summer Playlist Tour.
As announced earlier this week, Anderson is set to open for Rob Thomas as direct support on Thomas’s Chip Tooth Smile Tour. The 44-date tour kicks off in Red Bank, NJ on May 28 and runs through August 4 with stops in New York, Los Angeles, and Nashville. Finishing up in the recording studio now, Anderson is set to release new music on Black River Entertainment this spring.
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