Did Jimmie Allen Teach HIMSELF How To Drive?


Jimmie Allen teamed up with Brad Paisley to release country music’s new favorite road trip track, “Freedom Is A Highway.”

The beat-laden, breezy, brings back the nostalgic nerves we all experienced on carefree days where we had no worries, minimal responsibilities, and the keys to our first car.

Those were the days.

In a recent interview with Cody Alan, Jimmie revealed the unglamorous truth behind his first car and how he learned to drive.

“The first car that I wanted was a Ford F150, but it didn’t work out like that. I didn’t get my first car until I was 21, and I bought it myself,” says the “Best Shot” singer with a laugh. “It was a green Chevy Malibu, and the passenger door didn’t work, bro. So, when I had people drive with me, they had to climb into the driver’s seat or the back.”

“I taught myself how to drive,” Jimmie says. “I remember when I was like 14, and I would sometimes stay to at my grand mom’s house through the week, and she would like, go stay with my great grand mom’s house at night sometimes, right? So, I would literally take her car and just like cruise around town in her car.”

“My grandpop was a truck driver. So, you know, in Delaware, in our little town, nobody ever would take their keys out of the car. But, my grandpop could tell if someone moved the car or anything,” says Jimmie with amusement. “So, I would literally have to put a shoestring on the ground, on the front tires to pull it up to the same spot. Put the keys at the right angle, put a little bit of gas in it, he could tell everything.”

“I remember one time I was sloppy, and he was like, “Jimmie, did you move my car?” and I was like, “No!” and he was like, “Yeah, you did. It was moved. It moved three inches.”

Jimmie’s story is one for the books! Listen to “Freedom Was A Highway” and re-live your youth by clicking the link below.

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