ASHLEY COOKE ENLISTS JIMMIE ALLEN FOR POWERFUL SINGLE “GOOD GOODBYE,” AVAILABLE EVERYWHERE

Rising Country newcomer Ashley Cooke teams up with multi-platinum ACM ‘New Male Artist of the Year’ award-winner Jimmie Allen for an all-new duet of “Good Goodbye” feat. Jimmie Allen, available everywhere today. The new song, which was added to Spotify’s New Music Friday upon release, is accompanied by a behind-the-scenes in-studio visualizer, also out now. The fresh collaboration comes on the heels of the announcement of her forthcoming debut project, Already Drank That Beer, arriving Aug. 27.

Written by Cooke and Back Blocks Music’s Blake Pendergrass, “Good Goodbye” picks up as a couple ends their relationship but longs for one last memory together before they go their separate ways. In this duet, the voices of Cooke and Allen portray the honest, raw and complicated emotions that come with saying goodbye.

“I’ve always been a huge fan of Jimmie Allen – so having him want to collaborate is such a dream come true,” shares Cooke. “We had so much fun with this song and I’m so grateful to Jimmie for putting his own spin on it, and really adding something special.”

Already Drank That Beer track listing: 
1. “Gettin’ Somewhere” (Hunter Phelps, Jameson Rogers, Alysa Vanderheym)
2. “Under” (Ashley Cooke, John Byron, Rocky Block)
3. “Sunday Morning Kinda Saturday Night” (Craig Wiseman, Matt Roy)
4. “Already Drank That Beer” (Jessio Jo Dillion, Wendell Mobley, Jessi Alexander)
5. “Opposite Of Love” (Ashley Cooke, Nicolle Gaylon, Jimmy Robbins)
6. “Good Goodbye” ft. Jimmie Allen (Ashley Cooke, Blake Pendergrass)
7. “First Time, Last Night” (Ashley Cooke, Matt Roy)
8. “Never Til Now” (Ashley Cooke, Matt Roy)

Released via Back Blocks Music, the upcoming eight-track project will include four new songs co-written by some of Nashville’s hottest songwriters such as Nicolle Galyon, Craig Wiseman, Matt Roy and Hunter Phelps. Produced by Jimmy Robbins, the new music follows Cooke’s previous summer releases of title-track “Already Drank That Beer” which was chosen as Rolling Stone’s ‘Pick of the Week’ and lead-off single “Under.”

“Putting out my debut album is such an exciting, surreal experience. After a year of connecting with fans through social media, now is the perfect time to put more music out and share it with the fans, not just through digital platforms, but out on the road too,” adds Cooke. “This album shares vulnerable parts of my life, and I’m excited for everyone to get to know me better through my music.”

Recently tapped as Spotify’s Radar Country artist of the month for July, Cooke also made her second appearance on Bobby Bones’ Bobbycast and has been featured on SiriusXM The Highway. Cooke continues to prepare for her opening slot on BRELAND’s tour this Sept. For more information, visit www.ashleycooke.com and keep up with her on InstagramTikTok and YouTube.

About Ashley Cooke:
Raised between the coasts of California and Florida, Ashley Cooke is an up-and-coming country artist who is bringing authentic and honest storytelling to her music. The singer/songwriter developed her love of country music as Rascal Flatts, Jason Aldean and Florida Georgia Line quickly became the soundtrack of high school. Cooke followed her passion for music to Belmont University where she won the Country Showcase, placing her in an elite class of winners that includes Brad Paisley, Chris Young, Tyler Hubbard of Florida Georgia Line and more. Throughout 2020, Cooke continued gaining traction on TikTok where she has amassed 660K followers and 7.8M likes. Cooke noticed the void in Nashville for a content creation studio for rising country musicians and co-founded The 615 House.

Her new single “Good Goodbye” ft. Jimmie Allen released on Aug. 6 portrays Cooke and Allen’s blend of perfect melodies as they untangle themselves from a relationship that’s ending. Written by Cooke and Blake Pendergrass, the duet touches on the complicated feelings of wanting to soak up the last moments of something that’s already over. Cooke continues to take her fans on a romantic journey throughout her unfolding project due Aug. 27 produced by award-winner Jimmy Robbins.

About Jimmie Allen:
Signed to BBR Music Group’s Stoney Creek Records, multi-platinum recording artist and songwriter Jimmie Allen has been blazing trails since the beginning of his breakout career. He made history as the first Black artist to launch a career with two consecutive No. 1 hits off his 2018 debut album Mercury Lane (which The New York Times dubbed as one of 2018’s strongest) – the first being his debut single “Best Shot,” which claimed the No. 1 spot on Country radio for three weeks, and second being “Make Me Want To.” In July 2020, Allen released his star-studded collaboration project Bettie James that has since garnered 171+ million streams and a slew of critical acclaim for the music, the historic nature of various collaborations, and its subsequent place in country music history. Named for his late grandmother, Bettie Snead, and late father, James Allen, Bettie James has been hailed as an “announcement of [Allen’s] arrival” and a “huge step for country” (NPR), and “a powerful statement from a developing voice” (Billboard). On June 25, 2021, Allen released the project’s follow up album Bettie James Gold Edition. Doubling down on Allen’s expansive love for music across genres, the album “broadens country’s borders” (Billboard) and includes nine brand new songs featuring Babyface, BRELAND, Keith Urban, LANCO, Lathan Warlick, Lindsay Ell, Little Big Town, LOCASH, Monica, Neon Union, Pitbull, teamwork. and Vikina in addition to the previous collaborations on Bettie Jameswith Brad Paisley, Charley Pride, Darius Rucker, Mickey Guyton, Nelly, Noah Cyrus, The Oak Ridge Boys, Rita Wilson, Tauren Wells and Tim McGraw. The reigning 2021 ACM New Male Artist of the Year and 2020 CMA New Artist of the Year nominee has amassed more than 850 million on-demand streams and performed on The Kennedy Center Honors, Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Year’s Eve, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Good Morning America, TODAY, American Idol, Tamron Hall Show, The Steve Harvey Show, ACM Awards, CMA Awards, CMT Music Awards, and more. His current single “Freedom Was A Highway” with superstar Brad Paisley is climbing through the Top 30 on Country radio as he is out on the road on Paisley’s headline Tour 2021 as special guest this summer. Additionally, he will headline his inaugural Bettie James Fest on August 7 in his hometown of Milton, DE. Allen’s debut picture book, My Voice Is a Trumpet – a powerful story about speaking up for what you believe in, at any age – was published July 13 with Flamingo Books, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers. For more information on Allen, visit www.jimmieallenmusic.com or follow him on InstagramTwitter and Facebook.

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