Platinum-selling recording artist and songwriter Jimmie Allen is officially kicking off the holiday season with his good friends Louis York and The Shindellas as their festive doo-wop ditty “What Does Christmas Mean” is available everywhere digitally now-
Originally featured on multi-GRAMMY nominated songwriting and production team Louis York’s 2017 EP Masterpiece Theater: Act III alongside fellow Weirdo Workshop artists The Shindellas, Allen joined both artists for a reimagined 2020 version that marries each artist’s signature sound to create a track filled with soul, jazz, R&B, pop, an infusion of variety show energy and a whole lot of merry cheer. The joyful track, with its bouncy piano groove, wintery sleigh bells, lively horn section and vintage glee, marks Allen’s first holiday release.
Allen, Louis York and The Shindellas are slated to perform “What Does Christmas Mean” at the upcoming 93rd annual Nashville Christmas Parade, which will air virtually on December 5th at 9am CST / 3pm GMT on ABC Nashville and will be syndicated nationwide in the weeks following. The parade is produced annually in support of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.
“I am a huge fan of Louis York and The Shindellas. I love what they have to say musically,” says Allen. “And I am a big, big fan of Christmas – so being on this song with them is super special and fun.”
“We look forward to this time of year to share our favorite Christmas song with the world. This year is extra special because we get to do it with our good friend Jimmie Allen,” states Louis York. “After such a crazy year, it’s important to celebrate and find joy however we can. The magic between Jimmie, The Shindellas, and us is just what the world needs. We hope that this Christmas jam will make you dance!”
“Adding Jimmie’s flare to this modern Christmas classic is like putting the star on top of the Christmas tree,” The Shindellas add. “This song is guaranteed to get you out of your seat and on your feet for a good ole time!”