Jimmie Allen developed a love for bowling during quarantine

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While many people were learning how to bake sourdough bread during quarantine in 2020, Jimmie Allen took to the bowling alley instead. 

The hit country singer developed a passion for bowling at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, so much so he frequented Nashville bowling alley, Tusculum Strike & Spare during quarantine. “I really got into it and I was like ‘yo, this is great!” he tells Entertainment Tonight about his newfound love for the sport. 

In addition to getting a coach, he’s also joined multiple bowling leagues, including one with his band. Among his frequent bowling partners is his mother, Angela, friend Chuck Wicks, a fellow singer who’s married to Jason Aldean‘s sister Kasi, and MLB player Mookie Betts

“I went and bought my own balls. I bought six balls, got some shoes,” he describes of his dedication to the activity. 

Jimmie can’t get enough of the sport, so much so he’ll make stops at local bowling alleys across the country while on tour. He’s been spotted playing a round at Buffaloe Lanes South Bowling Center in Raleigh, N.C. and Sioux Falls Sport Bowl in South Dakota.  

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