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Jimmie Allen is slated to perform at this year’s GRAMMY Person of the Year event, honoring Smokey Robinson and Berry Gordy. Both MusiCares and Jimmie posted to Instagram, “No bad days ahead knowing we’ll be reunited with GRAMMY-nominated artist @jimmieallen at #PersonsOfTheYear. Tune in to #MusiCares social this Friday night for red-carpet looks, backstage moments, and more.”

Allen posted a week ago to his Instagram when it was announced he would perform at the tribute. He wrote, “I’m humbled to be performing at the @MusiCares 2023 #PersonsoftheYear gala, honoring the legendary Motown founder and GRAMMY Award nominee Berry Gordy, and GRAMMY Award winner and seven-time GRAMMY Award nominee @smokeyrobinson.”

Many of Jimmie’s fans reacted to the post. One fan wrote, “Hell yeah! We love you in Delaware, of course.” Another fan commented, “Dope to see @jimmieallen always doing it bigger than the day before. Apex Life to the fullest.” Actress and musician Rita Wilson responded to Allen’s post, “Can’t wait to give you a hug! I’m humbled to be performing too. I get it!”

Allen was nominated for the all-genre Best New Artist at last year’s 2022 GRAMMY Awards. During an interview with, he said at the time, “My overall plan was, I’m never gonna change the style of music I do, but in order to reach people that don’t listen to country music, you’ve kind of got to go where they are. It’s been cool to see it executed and kind of see everything coming together.” Olivia Rodrigo won the Best New Artist award in 2022.

Last Summer, Allen announced the tracklist for his upcoming album Tulip Drive, and one of the tracks on the album is a duet with Jennifer Lopez. The song, a bonus track, is called “on my way.” he said of the album, released in June of 2022, “This is the first [album] where I chose to write songs about my own personal experiences, thoughts, and hopes.”

TOP 5 2023 Country GRAMMY Predictions

  • 5 - Best Country Solo Prediction - Miranda Lambert, "In His Arms"

    MIranda Lambert

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    This is a tough category this year, but our money is on GRAMMY Favorite, Miranda Lambert, to win for her performance of “In His Arms.” Other nominees in the category are Kelsea Ballerini for “Heartfirst,” Maren Morris for “Circles Around This Town,” Willie Nelson for “Live Forever,” and Zach Bryan for “Something in the Orange.”

  • 4 – Best Country Duo/ Group Prediction - Reba McEntire & Dolly Parton, "Does He Love You."

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    We predict a win for multiple GRAMMY winners and country icons Reba McEntire & Dolly Parton for “Does He Love You.” The song and performance by Reba and Linda Davis won a GRAMMY in 1994. The song is also the very first time Reba and Dolly collaborated on a song, and hearing their voices blend together is nothing short of glorious. Other nominees in this category are Brothers Osborne for “Midnight Rider’s Prayer,” Carly Pearce & Ashley McBryde for “Never Wanted to Be That Girl,” Ingrid Andress & Sam Hunt for “Wishful Drinking,” Luke Combs & Miranda Lambert for “Outrunnin’ Your Memory,” and Robert Plant & Alison Krauss for “Going Where the Lonely Go.”

  • 3 – Best Country Song prediction - Taylor Swift's "I Bet You Think Of Me."



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    With six nominees in this category, we predict GRAMMY favorite Taylor Swift’s “I Bet You Think Of Me.” Other nominees in the category are “Circles Around This Town,” Maren Morris (co-writer), “Doin’ This,” Luke Combs (co-writer), “If I Was A Cowboy,” Miranda Lambert (co-writer), “I’ll Love You Till The Day I Die,” Chris Stapleton (co-writer) sung by Willie Nelson, and “Til You Can’t,” sung by Cody Johnson.

  • 2 - Best Country Album Prediction - Luke Combs' "Growin' Up"

    Luke Combs

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    We predict Luke Combs’ “Growin’ Up” giving him his first GRAMMY. This one could go to anyone, though. Other nominees are Ashley McBryde for “Ashley McBryde Presents: Lindeville,” Maren Morris for “Humble Quest,” Miranda Lambert for “Palomino,” and Willie Nelson for “A Beautiful Time.”

  • 1 – Overall Country Grammy Winner - Miranda Lambert

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    We predict a big night for Miranda Lambert, who was nominated in all four country categories this year.

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