August 4th | The Toyota Yard @ Topgolf Las Vegas
Doors: 7:00PM | Show: 8:00PM
ABOUT JIMMIE ALLEN:
The epitome of the phrase "persistence pays off", Jimmie Allen laid it all on the line to make his dreams a reality.
Now signed to BBR Music Group’s Stoney Creek Records, Allen’s debut single "Best Shot" is a certified hit, claiming the spot as the No. 1 Most Shazamed song in the format for eight consecutive weeks, and claiming the No. 1 spot on Country radio for three weeks - marking the first time a black artist has launched a career with a No. 1 hit with their debut single on Country radio.
On October 12th, Allen released his hotly-anticipated debut album, "Mercury Lane", named in tribute to the street he grew up on and the origin of his incredible journey. Featuring a cutting-edge mix of country, rock, R&B and pop, "Mercury Lane" draws upon the influence of his family and small-town upbringing of the critically-acclaimed rising star. Rolling Stone raved Allen’s debut "challenges the narrowly defined model of what constitutes a next big thing in country music in 2018." The Southern Delaware native’s talent for songwriting is undeniable, having written a song that was featured in a Super Bowl commercial and appearing in a Diet Coke ad with superstar Taylor Swift.
"Blue Jean Baby", off his debut self-titled EP, immediately caught the attention of country music fans and critics alike with its soulful groove — rocketing it to the top of digital playlists, across all genres. After introducing his music at festivals across the country last summer, Allen will hit the road once again this winter to share the stage with Kane Brown and Scotty McCreery.
The hot newcomer has already been heralded as one of the "top artists to watch in 2018" by Rolling Stone, Billboard, Pandora, Sounds Like Nashville, NY Country Swag, Country Music Rocks and New England Country Music and has earned spots in CMT’s "18 for 2018" Listen Up program and Bobby Bones’ Class of 2018.
The three members of the St. Louis–based band Hounds gathered with friends and family at Chesterfield’s Topgolf, a mega-venue described as “a place where you can come for birthday parties, bachelor or bachelorette parties, corporate events, date nights, or just a night out with friends, and everyone will have a great time.” (All brought to life with a golfing twist.) The reason for the gathering made sense, as Hounds was on hand to watch Who Will Rock You? - a web-based band competition sponsored by Topgolf - and one that Hounds took part in late last year.
Since then, the band (Jordan Slone, guitar/vocals, 26; Logan Mohler, drums/vocals, 23; and bassist/vocalist Jack McCoy, 22) have been struggling to keep some good news under wraps - they won the competition. In doing so, they’ve scored a label deal with BMG, as well as a cool $50,000 and all the possibilities that come along with such a stroke of good fortune.
All that said, getting signed to a label deal doesn’t assure them of success beyond the signing itself; lots of variables exist and they’re collectively in that space of wondering about next steps, how serious they’ll have to be about tackling this music career full-time. For example, the band's keeping their varied day jobs, but...there's that lingering feeling that they may all have choices to make in the very near future.
One goal achieved. Many more to go.
Slone suggests that the past few months have been "very stressful, which is kind of the right word. It's been an exciting stress. We've been ready to start moving on this. We're workhorses about this, and we’re very ready to go to work."
Reserved seating is available by contacting LasVegasEvents@topgolf.com.