The new Jimmie Allen Video is great! And, it happens to be my favorite song on KICKS right now. “Down Home,” was written by Jimmie along with a few other songwriters including Tate Howell, who is in Jimmie’s band.
Allen said Howell, his guitar player, tried to get him to write about his dad for years. But he wasn’t ready until now.
“I just talked about him and let him know that we miss him, and he’s the reason why I fell in love with country music,” Allen said. “I feel like it was time. I felt I was in the right place, mentally, where I wanted to write that song, and wanted to play it out, you know, for me. But also, there’s a lot of other people that lose a parent, and they’re going through the same thing.”
The singer said he has reached a point in his career where he wants to have songs that comfort people and connect a moment to a person. In addition, he admits lyrics about beer and parties have their place. But he wants to create generational musical moments that lean into his legacy.
“Whenever they think of that moment, I hope they think of that song,” he said. “Or, maybe they hear that song and it takes them back to the moment.”
The song, “Down Home” is what country music is all about.