Despite growing up in the small country town of Coshocton, Ohio, Allen carries an eclectic variety of musical influences like Def Leppard, Garth Brooks, Justin Timberlake, Goo Goo Dolls and Neal McCoy but truly has his family’s musical history to thank for his uniquely edgy, country infused sound, “A lot of my family-members were singers. From 80’s rock to blues and modern country, they covered it all.”
After opening for Kip Moore, the chart-topping Country rocker gave Allen the advice, “Quit everything you’re doing, move to Nashville and write your ass off,” and Allen did exactly that. The very next day the hopeful singer-songwriter packed his things to seek out Music City for himself and within weeks was calling Nashville “home.”
Shortly after arriving in Music City, the singer-songwriter signed a co-management deal with music industry veterans Herb Graham and Shawn Pennington, followed by signing a publishing deal. Allen is also now part of the world-renowned William Morris Endevour’s artist roster.
Since starting his musical journey, the tenacious newcomer has performed alongside chart-topping acts such as Jake Owen, Kip Moore, Brad Paisley, Chris Janson and Parmalee, and had a full-circle moment when given the opportunity to play alongside childhood hero, Neal McCoy.
Allen continues to captivate audiences across the country with his high energy performance and charismatic spirit, “I can’t describe the overwhelming feeling I get every time I walk on the stage. The energy from the crowd is contagious, I get a high from it every time! That, and of course my son Jace, are what keep me grindin’ every day.