2022 future maker

Jimmie Allen

Iconic and Influential

Through nonstop hard work and struggle, Jimmie Allen blazed his trail to greatness when he became the first Black country musicians to win the ACM Award for New Male Artist of the Year. If things keep going his way in 2022, he’ll “Best New Artist Grammy-winner to the front of his name.


The Dreamer’s Journey

Allen’s determination and commitment paved the road to his success, which has left many inspired to keep following their passions. From living in his car, to not compromising his vision for his music, his inspiring message to never lose hope and faith stays true to this day.


Future Greatness (what makes them a BFM)

Jimmie Allen’s wonderful children’s book, My Voice is a Trumpet, was released last year to great acclaim. He says of the book’s impact: “It’s very important to me that kids learn at a young age that they have a voice, and that it is powerful.” That knowledge is how those kids will stay empowered to Dream in Black.

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