Country music star Jimmie Allen talks mental health: “Music has always been my go-to, but there are times I can't get out of my head long enough to write”

Jimmie Allen
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This article is part of's series of interviews and features with artists addressing and raising awareness around themes of mental health, particularly as they relate to musicians.

There is a telling moment in Jimmie Allen’s story: it presents six seconds into episode two of All In, a six-part YouTube documentary about the singer-songwriter’s ascent from a youngster growing up in Milton, Delaware, with dreams of stardom, to one of country music’s most unlikely success stories. 

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Alison Richter is a seasoned journalist who interviews musicians, producers, engineers, and other industry professionals, and covers mental health issues for Writing credits include a wide range of publications, including,, Bass Player, TNAG Connoisseur, Reverb, Music Industry News, Acoustic, Drummer,, Gearphoria, She Shreds, Guitar Girl, and Collectible Guitar.