Jimmie Allen’s first-ever No. 1 single, “Best Shot,” has made it to the top spot on the Billboard Country Airplay chart — making Allen the first black artist to launch a country career with a No. 1 song. Allen joins Darius Rucker as the only two black country singers to have debut country tracks hit No. 1 on the charts.
“Best Shot” is the lead single off Allen’s debut album, Mercury Lane, which also charted, reaching the Top 15 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart after its October release. Allen also made his debut at the Grand Ole Opry this year.
You can also see Allen as the opening act on Scotty McCreery’s Seasons Change Tour that begins on Nov. 29 in Dallas and continues into early 2019. Allen will then tour with Kane Brown as his opening act on the Live Forever Tour through the beginning of March.