Jimmie Allen took out a “crazy loan” so he could pay his band and crew during the pandemic. He said it might take him 45 years to pay it off, but they have families and they need the money now.
Maybe you saw him perform at Sandwich Festival, last year, with Scotty McCreery – they were fantastic. If you like Jimmie Allen, this will make you like him so, so much more. He did a round table discussion on ABC’s “20/20” that aired last week before the CMAs. Darius Rucker, Charlie Worsham, and Ashley McBryde were also on it.
They talked about how the pandemic halted touring and left their crew and bands without work and money. And then Jimmie opened up about the HUGE thing he did for his people.
Quote, “I did something that a lot of financial advisors wouldn’t support. But [my] band and my crew have sacrificed so much for me, and I was stressed out because I was like ‘I’ll be good financially,’ but these guys have wives, they have families.
“So I said, ‘Screw it.’ I went to the bank, and I took out this crazy loan. Like, a crazy loan. But I was like, ‘I’ve got 45 years to pay it back.’ And that’s what I just decided to do. I said, ‘Screw it.'”
(Pop Culture, Taste of Country)