June 18, 2021
Country star, Jimmie Allen, is scheduled to perform at the ABC special event, Juneteenth: Together We Triumph-A' Soul of a Nation,' which will air Friday, June 18 at 9 p.m. ET. The event will celebrate Juneteenth, the holiday commemorating when the enslaved population in Texas learned of their freedom on June 19, 1865.
Hosted by Leslie Odom Jr, the two-hour special will feature intimate storytelling, powerful tributes, and performances by Allen and fellow musicians Chloe Bailey (of Chloe x Halle) and Leon Bridges.
The special will also feature a one-on-one interview by Good Morning America co-anchor Michael Strahan with former President Barack Obama highlighting issues of race, resilience, and Obama's book "A Promised Land."
Jimmie Allen's also set to perform at the PBS special, A Capitol Fourth, on July 4 at 8:00 p.m. ET / 7:00 p.m. CT. He joins a star-studded lineup, joining performers Jimmy Buffet, Alan Jackson, Gladys Knight, and others to celebrate American independence and the birth of the nation.
Additionally, Allen announced that nine additional duets will be added to a "Gold Edition" of his July 2020 album Bettie James. This deluxe album is due on June 25 and available for preorder now.
This announcement follows the scheduling of the Bettie James Fest, a music festival that will take place on Aug. 7, 2021, in Allen's hometown of Milton, Delaware. Allen will headline the fest with guests DJ Jazzy Jeff, Neon Union, Hero the Band, Chuck Wicks, and Chase Martin.
"Juneteenth: Together We Triumph – A 'Soul of a Nation' Special Event" will air on Friday, June 18 (9:01-11:00 p.m. ET) on ABC and is available the next day on demand and on Hulu. A Capitol Fourth premieres on July 4 at 8:00 p.m. ET on PBS.
Tickets for Bettie James Fest and additional tour information are available https://www.jimmieallenmusic.com/, and preorder information for the "Gold Edition" of Betty James can be found at https://jimmieallen.lnk.to/bettiejamesgold.