Don Allen is a country music singer born and raised on a dairy farm in New Zealand’s North Island. He was destined to become heavily involved in and grow to love country music.
This was mainly due to a teacher who used to sing and play guitar to his pupils, which kindled Don’s interest in country music from the age of ten.
Noticing that Don was always keen to participate in the sing-a-longs, the teacher offered to give him some guitar lessons which of course Don accepted.
He also started listening to two Jim Reeves and Slim Whitman LP records that he found in his parent’s old record player. Country music began to flow in his veins and now, five decades later, his love of this music has become a passion. His strong and timbered baritone voice has, like an aged fine red wine, matured with time.
Don Allen Country Music New Zealand
Throughout Don’s career he has performed on numerous TV shows in New Zealand, Australia and the USA.
He has performed with the best and at some of the best venues. This very accomplished songwriter has won many awards and accolades along the way including many songwriting awards.
Becoming signed to CMG Records in Nashville in 2013 was the pinnacle to his career. Recording twelve original songs (two of his own) and working with some of Nashville’s finest musicians and producers resulted in his album called ‘Only Time Will Tell‘.
From his album Only Time Will Tell, No One Loves Here Anymore Still steady in the Australian Country Tracks Charts at #13. It also entered Joyce Ramgatie’s Top 40 Singles at #17.
How Can I Believe In You is on CRS 197 (track 2) and Hillcrest CD compilation 82. 2nd Sept 2016 – Don’s track When Will We Learn debuted on the Australian Country Tracks Chart at number 30!!!
“No man of the land – fat cats don’t give a damn! They’ve gone and made that hole up in the sky. She’s taking it sweet, but now we’re gonna feel the heat – She’s showing us, when will we ever learn!”
What If shot up to number 4 on the Australian Country Tracks Airplay Charts. Such a great achievement and Don Allen thanks each and every one of you from the bottom of his heart.
He is on cloud nine!! Hopefully What If will soar to the Number 1 spot!!! Don’t forget In The Ghetto when you are creating your play lists and setting your rotations during 2018!!
Update on ‘Feelings’ – May 23rd 2018
‘Feelings’ features in two of the Cashbox charts – debuting at number 14 in the Looking Ahead Chart and number 29 in the Traditional Country/Outlaw/Rockabilly Chart.
‘Feelings‘ – Debuting at number 15 in the Australian Country Tracks Chart top 40!
‘Feelings’ – has made the Official Tasmanian Top 30 Country Chart!!! Debuting at number 20.
Don Allen administration says: “He’s been having a right old blast in the USA!! Catching up with friends and fans all over the place.
But most importantly he has been in the studio finishing off the tracks for his new album – this one will be a cracker too!!”
The Don wishes you all a great year and sends his sincere thanks to all the fantastic Dj’s playing his songs!
Don’s Country Music Singer tracks on Mixcloud
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Keep an eye out for The Don as his star is still shining. Take a listen to his music and try to catch one of his shows. Be entertained. You will not be disappointed as this is Country With Class.