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American Idol Winner Kris 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, he self-released an album at age 22. The following year, he auditioned for, and won, the eighth season of American Idol. Several months after his Idol victory, Allen put out his self-titled major label debut, with lead single “Live Like We’re Dying” climbing to the top 20 on the Billboard Hot 100. He spent the next several years sharing stages with such artists as Maroon 5 and Keith Urban, as well as landing Billboard, Teen Choice and People’s Choice Awards nominations.
After a serious car accident in 2013, Allen retreated from the whirlwind and immersed himself in relearning to play the guitar, culminating in a songwriting spell that yielded more than 70 new tracks. Culled from the collection of songs, Allen’s fourth full-length album “Letting You In” finds the Nashville-based artist delivering his most intimate and dynamic work to date.
Allen’s latest release is an anthemic single about the love outlasting life, called “When All the Stars Have Died”. This Fall, he embarks on a nationwide solo tour he’s calling “Ten Years One Night,” celebrating the first decade of his career.