27 May 2022

TUNICA, Miss. – Chart-topping country music star, trailblazing entertainer and the CMA’s 2021 New Artist of the Year Jimmie Allen brings his first headline tour, “Down Home” to Gold Strike Theatre on Saturday, July 8 at 9 p.m.

A native of southern Delaware, Allen has carried the mantra, “Never give up,” through good times and bad – from living in his car to winning CMA New Artist of the Year and ACM New Male Artist of the Year in 2021 and earning his first Grammy nomination for Best New Artist in 2022.

His hit songs “Freedom Was a Highway,” “Best Shot” and “Make Me Want To” reveal Allen’s powerful, soulful sense of groove, love of deep messages and a knack for razor-sharp hooks. His first album, Mercury Lane, named after the street he grew up on in Delaware, featured a cutting-edge mix of country, rock, R&B and pop that saw critical acclaim from Rolling Stone and The New York Times.

Allen’s 2020 collaboration project, Bettie James, combined his deep love of family and genre-spanning taste in music. The star-studded collaboration was named in honor of Allen’s late grandmother and his late father. Allen hand selected artists that touched the lives of the album’s namesakes, allowing their legacies to weave seamlessly throughout Bettie James on tracks featuring Brad Paisley, Charley Pride, Darius Rucker, Rita Wilson, Nelly and more.

His third album, Tulip Drive, is set to release on June 24. Like its predecessors, the album’s title is deeply personal to Allen as it is the street his late grandmother grew up on. The 17-song track list features several star-studded collaborations including Jennifer Lopez on “On My Way,” which releases on May 27. Lopez and Allen both appeared on season 10 of American Idol. Lopez served as a judge that season, with Allen making it through Hollywood Week but being eliminated before Top 24.

Tickets for Jimmie Allen’s show are $59, $79 & $89 plus tax and service fee and are available at www.goldstrike.com or by calling 888.566.7469.


MGM Resorts International’s Gold Strike Casino Resort is the Mid-South’s premier entertainment destination. A short drive south of Memphis, the 31-story Tunica resort towers over the Mississippi River and offers 1,133 stylish rooms and suites, award-winning dining, exciting nightlife and an integrated gaming experience with a 50,000-square-foot gaming area that includes 1,100 slot machines, 61 table games, and BetMGM Book Bar & Grill, a full-service sports entertainment venue which also houses the Mid-South’s first Topgolf Swing Suite. Best-in-class amenities include the 800-seat Gold Strike Theatre, hosting some of the most-recognized names in entertainment. More than 30,000 square feet of convention space is available for corporate events or special occasions. For reservations, call 888.245.7529 or visit www.goldstrike.com.

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Mary Cracchiolo Spain, MGM Resorts Southeast Operations, mspain@mgmresorts.com, 228.547.8473.