Jimmie Allen Reveals He Skipped the Billboard Music Awards To Perform At A Charity Show

Get ready to love Jimmie Allen even more.  The country singer revealed he was invited to perform at the Billboard Music Awards, but he turned it down to do a charity gig instead.

According to Everything Nash, Jimmie appeared at his No. 1 party to celebrate the success of “Freedom Was a Highway” and “Make Me Want To” and told the SESAC attendees, “I have this firm belief that when you make a commitment to do something, show up.”

“Long story short, I’d agreed to do this charity event for this car dealership in New Jersey on Sunday. It was the same day as the Billboard Awards,” he continued. “I had an opportunity to be at the Billboard Awards, and I’m really sitting there like, ‘Man, do I cancel this charity?’ I canceled it last year, ’cause my daughter was born. I’m like, ‘Man, do I cancel it, and go do the Billboard Awards? It would be great for my career, or do I still do this?’”

“[It] was probably one of the best decisions that I’ve made because I got to see the organization that benefited, and all the people that were there,” he added.

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Jimmie said that decision led to a positive moment in his life…landing the coveted opening slot on Carrie Underwood’s Denim & Rhinestones Tour.  He shared, “The same day I passed on the Billboard opportunity and agreed to do the charity show, the Carrie offer came in.  

“I tell people, ‘Always try to do the right thing.’  My decision was made before [Carrie’s offer], but it’s great how life can reward you for doing the right thing.” 

Allen’s third studio album, Tulip Drive, will be out on June 24 and he hits the road with Carrie Underwood on The Denim & Rhinestones Tour on October 15.


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