Jimmie Allen Explains Why He Canceled His 2022 CMA Awards Performance: “I Was Between Home & The Hospital”

Jimmie Allen revealed why he canceled his performance at the 56th Annual CMA Awards last month.  While co-hosting Country Countdown USA alongside Lon Helton, Allen detailed why he was forced to cancel his performance at the 2022 CMA Awards. “I was…

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Posted on December 10, 2022

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Jimmie Allen revealed why he canceled his performance at the 56th Annual CMA Awards last month. 

While co-hosting Country Countdown USA alongside Lon Helton, Allen detailed why he was forced to cancel his performance at the 2022 CMA Awards.

“I was between home and the hospital,” he explained. “I was diagnosed with exhaustion. I couldn’t do anything. I could barely walk. Typically, around this time, my body shuts down. That’s what happened that day.”

Allen was scheduled to perform “Out In The Middle” alongside Zac Brown Band and Marcus King at the coveted awards show on Wednesday (Nov. 9). Hours before the awards show, Allen took to social media to share the unfortunate news of his cancelation with fans.

He explained that he was not feeling well, but didn’t elaborate on his symptoms or share what illness he was suffering from. 

“I was looking forward to performing with my friends @ZacBrownBand and @RealMarcusKing at the @countrymusic awards,” Allen wrote. “Unfortunately I’m under the weather and won’t be able to. I look forward to watching them and the other performers tonight.”

The Delaware native recently returned to the Awards show circuit as he hit the stage alongside Smokey Robinson, Lionel Rickie, and Stevie Wonder at the 2022 American Music Awards.

“It was crazy getting to sing with those guys. It was just like a dream. I was right next to Stevie Wonder. That’s where music comes from,” Allen told Helton.

Allen also recently guest starred in Dolly Parton’s Mountain Magic Christmas, which also featured Miley Cyrus, Jimmy Fallon, Willie Nelson, Billy Ray Cyrus and Zach Williams, and aired on December 1 via NBC. 

While co-hosting Country Countdown USA, the “Down Home” singer praised Parton, and told Helton that Parton is “the best” and “a legend.” 

“If the only song she ever wrote was ‘I Will Always Love You,’ that would be enough,” Allen added before sharing that he and Parton keep in touch. “We got a chance to talk on Thanksgiving. We stay in contact. It trips me out sometimes when I think about it.”

Allen is currently on tour with Carrie Underwood on her massive headlining trek, dubbed the Denim & Rhinestones Tour. The tour, which kicked off on October 15 in Greenville, South Carolina, is currently on a break for the holidays.

Allen will return to the road with Underwood beginning on February 2nd in Miami, Florida at FTX Arena. 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Allen recently opened up about the opportunity to tour with Underwood and said he believes her audience will embrace his unique musical style.

“I feel like with Carrie’s audience, I’ll be able to do my country stuff, my more pop-leaning stuff, my more Christian-leaning music,” Allen told E Online co-hosts Justin Sylvester and Loni Love. “I feel like I can be myself in its entirety musically without feeling like, ‘You know what? Maybe we should do this,’ even though I don’t ever do that.”

Underwood also previously opened up about Allen being a natural fit for her headlining tour.

“I felt like he made sense. He embodies denim & rhinestones almost as much as I did,” Underwood previously told Country Countdown USA.

”At least we know we will have a lot of bling and plenty of rhinestones for wardrobe,” she shared, reasoning Allen’s sense of style as part of why she chose to have him on the bill. “We may even get together on stage. It’s always a shame, if I was to have somebody like him out, it would be a shame not to get to sing with him while we’re on stage.”

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Produced by AEG Presents, the 43-city trek runs through March 17, 2023. Tickets for the Denim & Rhinestones Tour are on sale now.

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Andrew Wendowski is the Founder and CEO of Music Mayhem. As a 29-year-old entrepreneur, he oversees content as the Editor-In-Chief for the independent brand. Wendowski, who splits time between Philadelphia, Penn., and Nashville, Tenn., has an extensive background in multimedia. Before launching Music Mayhem in 2014, he worked as a highly sought-after photojournalist and tour photographer, collaborating with such labels as Interscope Records and Republic Records. He has captured photos of some of the biggest names, including Taylor Swift, Metallica, Harry Styles, P!NK, Morgan Wallen, Carrie Underwood, The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Shania Twain, and hundreds more. Wendowski’s photos and freelance work have appeared nationwide and can be seen everywhere from ad campaigns to various publications, including Billboard and Rolling Stone. When Wendowski isn’t running Music Mayhem, he enjoys spending time at concerts, traveling, and capturing photos.

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