Not long after rising country music star Jimmie Allen made history as the first African-American artist to launch their career with a No. 1 at Country radio, the newcomer sets even more records with the return of his debut single, “Best Shot,” to No. 1 on the Billboard’s Country Airplay chart.
The debut single originally hit No. 1 in its 40th week, on Nov. 24, and claimed the top spot for a second consecutive week on Dec. 1. The song’s return to No. 1 after landing at No. 2 last week marks the first time a Country Airplay debut has hit No. 1 for three weeks since Florida Georgia Line‘s “Cruise,” in 2012 and the first for a solo male artist since Blake Shelton‘s, “Austin” in 2001. “Best Shot” is also the first song by any artist to return to No. 1 on Country Airplay after descending in over a decade.
“Seeing the resurgence of ‘Best Shot’ to the top of Billboard’s Country Airplay Chart is a testament to how great of a team I have,” Allen shared with Billboard. “They have continued to fight for this song when so many others would have given up. I am so thankful to Country Radio and its listeners for their support. Seeing ‘Best Shot’ connect with the hearts of so many is evidence that we are a lot more alike than we are different.”
Fans will have a chance to see Allen on the road this winter playing direct support to Scotty McCreery on his Seasons Change Tour and playing select dates on Kane Brown’s Live Forever Tour.
Jimmie Allen Tour Dates
December 13—Cincinnati, OH—Scotty McCreery Seasons Change Tour
December 15—Grand Rapids, MI—Scotty McCreery Seasons Change Tour
January 17—Atlanta, GA—Scotty McCreery Seasons Change Tour
January 18—Charlotte, NC—Scotty McCreery Seasons Change Tour
January 19—Raleigh, NC—Scotty McCreery Seasons Change Tour
January 25—Boston, MA—Scotty McCreery Seasons Change Tour
January 26—Westbury, NY—Scotty McCreery Seasons Change Tour
February 15— Rockford, IL—Kane Brown Live Forever Tour
February 16— Brookings, SD —Kane Brown Live Forever Tour
February 17— Grand Forks, ND —Kane Brown Live Forever Tour
February 28— Bloomington, IL —Kane Brown Live Forever Tour
March 1— Cape Girardeau, MO —Kane Brown Live Forever Tour
March 2— Bossier City, LA —Kane Brown Live Forever Tour
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