Allen first picked up the guitar at age 13, after spending much of his childhood singing in church in his hometown of Jacksonville, Arkansas. Writing his first song in his late teens, his self-released an album at age 22 and auditioned for the eighth season of American Idol the following year. Several months after his Idol victory Allen put out his self-titled major label debut, with lead single “Live Like We’ reDying” climbing to the top 20 on the Billboard Hot 100. In addition to releasing his sophomore album Thank You Camelliain 2012, he spent the next several years sharing stages with such artists as Maroon 5 and Keith Urban, as well as landingBillboard, Teen Choice and People’s Choice Awards nominations.
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