NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nation singer Jimmie Allen continues to rise on the charts, however he can’t take into consideration his personal success with out giving reward to one of many stars who paved the best way for him: nation music trailblazer Charley Satisfaction.
Allen has been reflecting on Satisfaction’s influence on Black nation artists like himself and rubbing elbows with the Nation Music Corridor of Famer this week on the set of the 2020 Nation Music Affiliation Awards, the place Satisfaction will obtain the Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award. Allen is nominated for brand new artist of the 12 months.
In a video diary he shot for The Related Press, Allen confirmed himself hanging backstage with Satisfaction. “Mr. Charley Satisfaction over there,” he stated with a giant grin whereas pointing his digicam within the path of the singer who has 29 No. 1 nation hits.
“It’s gonna be a superb day,” added Allen, holding his guitar in hand, as he waited for his flip at rehearsals.
He’ll carry out his hit track “Greatest Shot,” which made historical past when Allen grew to become the primary Black artist to launch his profession with a No. 1 single on the Billboard nation airplay chart.
Allen acknowledged that Satisfaction not solely broke by stereotypes, however he did so through the civil rights period.
“If there was no Charley Satisfaction, there wouldn’t be Darius (Rucker), me, Kane (Brown), Mickey (Guyton), Cowboy Troy and some other Black nation artist that’s on their means proper now,” Allen instructed a radio DJ.
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