Don Allen, singer songwriter musician was born and raised on a dairy farm in New Zealand’s North Island destined to grow to love country music and become heavily involved in it. This was mainly due to a teacher who used to sing and play guitar to his pupils.
It kindled Don’s interest in country music from the age of ten. Country music began to flow in his veins. Noticing that Don Allen 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 found in his parent’s old record player. 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. Throughout Don’s career he has performed on numerous TV shows in New Zealand, Australian shows and the USA.
Don Allen ‘Only Time Will Tell’
Performing 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 of 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 this album ‘No One Loves Here Anymore‘ remained steady in the Australia 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 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 Australia 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 this year.
More Music Success With Feelings
‘Feelings’ features in two of the Cashbox charts – debuting at number 14 in the Looking Ahead Chart, number 29 in the Traditional Country / Outlaw / Rockabilly Chart and at number 15 in the Australian Country Tracks Chart top 40! It also made the Official Tasmanian Top 30 Country Chart debuting at number 20.
“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.
Don wishes you all a great year and sends his sincere thanks to all the fantastic Dj’s playing his songs! 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.”
Contact DON ALLEN with your enquiry.