Following “DWTS” Elimination, Jimmie Allen Performs At CMA Awards

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Jimmie Allen was announced as a CMA Awards performer on October 21st along with Brothers Osborne, Eric Church,  Dan + Shay, Mickey Guyton with Brittney Spencer and Madeline Edwards, Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde, and Blake Shelton.

More performers were scheduled to be announced, which they did on November 4th.

Allen was just axed from Dancing With The Stars on Monday (Nov. 8) in a double elimination, despite receiving consistent high praise and scores from the judges.

The now-dancer stopped by the CMA Awards at Bridgestone Arena to perform his current single that is burning up the country charts, “Freedom Was A Highway.” The duet featuring Brad Paisley was first released on February 1, 2021. The music video was released on July 29, and can be seen below.

Donning a sparkly denim-style shirt, Allen performed his duet as a solo and even showed off some of newly-learned dance moves! Earlier in the night, Allen won the CMA Award for New Artist of the Year and he just proved why!

Watch Allen’s performance below.