Before joining his fellow American Idol alum on her tour, on Oct. 15 in Greenwood, S.C., Jimmie reflected on the role the competition has played in his music career.
“I got to meet so many great singers on the show,” he exclusively told E! News in October. “And even though I didn’t win or come in the top 10 or whatever, I learned so much from other singers. There’s an opportunity to be surrounded by the best singers from each small town.”
Allen, who was cut before the live voting rounds of season 10 of the singing competition in 2011, continued, “The relationships I’ve built with artists from the show—as well as people still working on the show—and having the opportunity to come back and be a mentor and share what I’ve learned from other artists, it’s helped me a lot actually.”