Jimmie Allen took ‘crazy loan’ to keep paying Band + Crew
the COVID-19[feminine La pandémie a frappé durement les artistes à tous les niveaux en 2020. Tout à coup, les artistes qui avaient tourné sans arrêt pendant des années ont trouvé leur vie au point mort, toutes les dates de spectacle de leur calendrier annulées. Des têtes d’affiche d’arène aux petits artistes qui commençaient à peine à faire leurs débuts, les chanteurs étaient confrontés à la perspective d’un arrêt soudain de leurs revenus, et un an à venir qui semblait très différent de ce qu’ils pensaient.
En conversation avec ABC 20/20 avant les CMA Awards 2020, Jimmie Allen raconte les quelques semaines qui ont changé le monde qui l’ont conduit de la vie normale à un monde en quarantaine de l’ère pandémique. Le chanteur, qui a déjà parlé de son diagnostic bipolaire, a déclaré que l’incertitude de la vie pendant le COVID-19 a été dur pour sa santé mentale.
“Beaucoup de mes problèmes mentaux sont revenus”, admet Allen. “Un peu comment j’ai fait face [my bipolar disorder] is always busy, always doing something … And in the first two weeks it was difficult. I didn’t even get out of bed. I have not eaten. The mood swings were terrible. I realized that for myself and my sanity, I had to do something. So it’s a bit of what, I was able to immerse myself in a lot of other projects. “
Allen is not the only artist to have battled mental health and feelings of helplessness at the start of the pandemic. Also in the conversation was Ashley McBryde, who rang to say his experience was similar to Allen’s.
“We put a record, and we had so much momentum that I could barely keep up with each day, “she said.” And then the mat came out. ‘What are you doing average, are we not on the road again? ‘”
But perhaps even more overwhelming, McBryde and Allen agreed, was the realization that not only could they not spend all nights on the road with their group and team – they might not be able to continue paying them, Is. This was the part of the conversation that brought McBryde to tears and Allen to admit that he had made a financially risky decision to try and help take care of his people.
“I couldn’t sleep,” he says. “I probably did something, I really did something that a lot of financial advisers wouldn’t support, uh.
“… Because I would be good, financially. But these guys have wives, they have families,” he continues, with tears in his eyes. “So I said, ‘Fuck you. I went to the bank. I took out this crazy loan. “
The singer says he doesn’t regret the decision to prioritize the well-being of his team over their financial stability.
“I was like, ‘I’m 45 to pay it off.’ And that’s exactly what I decided to do, ”he adds.
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