Entertainment Jimmie Allen Reflects on Being the First Black Musician to Win ACMs' New Male Artist of the Year (Exclusive)
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is making history at the , and he's hoping he won't be the last.
The country superstar is already heading into the weekend with a trophy in hand.award , making him the first Black artist to win in the category.
"For me it shows where the world has gone, as far as inclusion for everyone," he told ET's Rachel Smith as he co-hosted Friday's show. "It's a beautiful thing. I'm hoping that even though I'm the first, I won't be the last."
And he was not, as earlier this week Kane Brown also became thefor his song "Worldwide Beautiful." Brown is also up for Album of the Year for Mixtape Vol. 1. The nomination made him the first-ever Black country artist to be nominated in the category.
Woody Allen again denies sexual abuse allegations by Dylan Farrow in previously unaired interview
"I do not believe she's making it up. I don't believe she's lying. I believe she believes that," Allen said."There was no logic on the face of it. Why would a guy who's 57-years-old... I never was accused of anything in my life," the director told Lee Cowan on CBS Sunday Morning in a previously unaired interview currently available to stream on Paramount+.
Meanwhile, Allen will take the stage during the ACMs to perform his hit song, "Freedom Was a Highway."
"It's definitely a 'pinch me' moment," Allen expressed. "The song is just about the favorite streets I grew up driving on and having a crush on the neighbor's older sister. Back when the hardest decision you had to make was what type of cereal you gonna eat in the morning."
The song also features Brad Paisley, but Allen wouldn't deny or confirm if his singing partner would join him Sunday night.
There's many things on the horizon for Allen, who also wrote his first children's book, titled My Voice Is a Trumpet.
"The book teaches kids to use their voice at a young age. To know that it's OK to compliment people," Allen expressed. "But also use your voice to speak up for people who can't speak up for themselves.
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The stars both have three nominations, while four women are up for best album for the first time.The stars both have three nominations, as have newcomer Arlo Parks, dance producer Joel Corry and grime duo Young T & Bugsey.
Expect to see Allen and many more country superstars take the stage at the 56th Academy of Country Music Awards.
will air live on CBS at 8 p.m. ET (delayed PT) on Sunday, April 18, as well as live and on demand on Paramount+.
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