ONErpm Nashville is proud to announce the signing of local singer/songwriter Jay Allen to its in-house label. The independent music company will also handle distribution for Allen’s new music, including his next single, “Jello Shot,” co-written with his longtime producer, Micah Wilshire, and hit songwriter Cory Batten (“She Wouldn’t Be Gone”/Blake Shelton). The rowdy, uptempo single will be released Friday, June 16, on all platforms, followed by a supporting video premiering Friday, June 30. Listen to Allen’s latest releases HERE.
An Iowa native and former The Voice contestant, Allen couldn’t be happier to be joining the ONErpm family. “After years of fighting against Alzheimer’s, I feel like it’s finally time to start having fun, and I believe it’s what my mother would want as well,” he says. “It’s awesome how God works and connects you with the right people at the right time. Emmanuel Zunz and Tim Wipperman are like big brothers to me, along with the rest of the talented and hard-working team.” Allen adds enthusiastically, “This is going to be a blast, and I’m pumped to show everyone what we’ve been working on.”
“Jay Allen is one of the most driven, focused and versatile talents we’ve signed,” says Tim Wipperman, managing director of ONErpm Nashville. “He has that rare capability to believably sing a tender ballad about his mom, then switch to a rockin’, bootie-shaking dance song and kick butt. We’re stoked to have him.”
Allen is performing with a full band on Sunday, June 11, at 6 p.m. on the Hard Rock stage during CMA Music Fest week in Nashville. In addition to his appearance on NBC’s The Voice, Allen has recently been featured on ABC’s World News Tonight, PeopleTV, Pickler & Ben, and in People and Forbes magazines, among others. He was selected as The Highway Find on Sirius XM in 2017 with his song “Sounds Good to Me”; won the 2022 Country Now Awards as Favorite Competition Contestant; and was recognized as one of Music Mayhem magazine’s 2023 Artists to Watch.
Allen was also presented with the Alzheimer’s Association’s Caregiving Award in 2019. After seeing his mother suffer from the debilitating effects of Alzheimer’s, Allen wrote the moving tribute, “Blank Stares.” A video of him performing the song with his mother on stage in Iowa went viral, with over 500 million views on Facebook. His mother has since passed, but Allen continues to tour the country as an advocate for the Alzheimer’s Association, and the song has gone on to raise over $100 million to help fight the disease.
Last fall, Allen married rising UMG country artist Kylie Morgan. For more information, visit JayAllenOfficial.com or follow Allen on Instagram and TikTok @JayAllenMusic or Facebook.com/jayallenmusic.
ONErpm is a next-generation music company and leader in new revenue opportunities, operating one of the world’s largest music distribution platforms and YouTube Multi-Channel Networks. Offering a full suite of services that includes marketing support, supply chain tools, business intelligence, publishing, accounting and global payment solutions, ONErpm provides the infrastructure needed to help creators and content owners succeed. As a trusted partner, ONErpm emphasizes transparency in everything it does, from executing a marketing campaign to making payments. ONErpm currently operates 39 offices across the globe with a staff of over 500, making it one of the fastest-growing independent music companies in the world.