Two great tastes that taste great together — “American Idol” alum and “Dancing With the Stars” season 30 contestant Jimmie Allen is collaborating with Backstreet Boys’ Nick Carter, also an alum of “Dancing With the Stars,” on a new song called “Easy.” The video is embedded below.
‘Easy’ Dropped On February 11
In a news post on his official website, singer Nick Carter announced that he has collaborated with one of today’s biggest country artists, Jimmie Allen, on a new song called “Easy.”
It’s been a hot minute since Nick released his last solo single, “80s Movie”. Since then, there has only been one question on fans’ minds – when will there be more solo music?
The answer is finally here! While Nick has been in and out of the recording studio over the past two years, treating fans to peeks behind the scenes of the production process and listening parties (which you can rewatch on his Twitch channel), he has now announced a date for the new single to drop.
“Easy”, featuring country artist Jimmie Allen, will be released on February 11th to all major digital music platforms. Nick will also be doing promo for the song so stay tuned for when and where you can hear him.
Nick previewed the song in an Instagram post. The snippet of the new tune features the lyrics, “Baby, you got something special, love. That comes from up above. I’ll never give you up since you make it, you make it look easy. You make it look easy. You make it look, you make it look easy. How you do everything with style and grace, I thank God, the joy for me.”
In the comments, Jimmie left several praise hands emojis, to which Nick replied, “LET’S GO!!!” And on a separate Instagram post with a snippet of the song, Nick wrote a lovely message to his wife, Lauren: “You make it so easy to love you @laurenkittcarter. Thank you @billboardkiller @vinnyvenditto for helping me to put into words how @laurenkittcarter takes my breath away every day. I hope this song helps everyone express how #easy it is to love your person @jimmieallen.”
It’s kind of funny that Jimmie was actually cut during Hollywood Week of “American Idol” season 10 because he has gone on to become one of the hottest artists in country music. The 36-year-old singer has charted two No. 1 singles on the U.S. country charts and one single that reached No. 5. He has collaborated with Noah Cyrus, Brad Paisley, Nelly, and Abby Anderson, and now Nick Carter, he performed for the 2021 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and he has won both an ACM Award and a CMA Award, plus Jimmie is nominated for a 2022 Grammy Award for best new artist. Jimmie has had quite a year!
Jimmie & Nick Have Something Else In Common Too
In addition to both becoming a father for the third time in 2021, both Jimmie and Nick are alumni of “Dancing With the Stars.” Jimmie competed on season 30 in 2021, finishing in seventh place alongside his professional partner Emma Slater.
Their mutual fans are very excited about the musical collaboration.
On Nick’s Instagram account, one fan wrote, “I can’t stop listening to it and can’t wait to sing it out loud in the car,” and another added, “#Easy on repeat! Thank you Nick for again giving us this positive energy and good vibes. I’m so proud and happy for you.”
A third fan added, “This song is so beautiful!! It’s so good to listen, it feels so good, it sounds beautifully, it’s perfect!! I like @jimmieallen, too! Thank you so much @nickcarter @billboardkiller, Jimmy!!”
“American Idol” season 20 premieres on Sunday, February 27 at 8 p.m. Eastern and Pacific times on ABC — and it has added a new twist for the milestone season.
“Dancing With the Stars” has not yet been renewed for season 31. If it is renewed, it will return in September 2022.