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Allen Hurt  has been entertaining music fans since an early age and has written over

1500 original Country and Bluegrass songs,   known for singing with a unique

high lonesome tenor  voice that would become his trademark sound.  

Over the years, Allen’s music has gained airplay on radio stations throughout

the US and Europe.   His career would cross paths with music legends such as

Ray Price, who Allen toured with and shared the stage for many years

along with other greats like Gene Watson, Mel Tillis, Johnny Lee,  Del McCoury and

his long time friend and mentor Porter Wagoner.  His musical talents have earned him

14 Gold and 2 Platinum music sales awards and was inducted as a member into the Gatesville Texas Country Music Hall Of Fame in 2012 for his many years as an artist in                        the genre of traditional country music and dedication to his craft as an                        entertainer.  He was also awarded the Gatesville Texas Country Music Hall                        Of Fame Entertainer Of The Year for 2013, Male Vocalist Of The Year for                        2014,  Male Vocalist of the year for 2015 and the distinguished Texas Star Award for 2016.  Continuing to write songs and play the Country music he loves, Allen proudly performs today with his band “The  Mountain Showmen” and is also a member of the Country Music Association (CMA)  and an honorary lifetime member of the Fort Worth Songwriters Association.   During his career, Allen has been featured on many different television and radio shows providing both interviews and live studio performances.  A Texas born native with a history that includes a mother that taught  her son to play three cords on a guitar and believed in his talent .  That same tradition continues while Allen performs as one of country music’s leading entertainers and vocalist.  During concerts, music lovers of all ages enjoy a spectacular showcase of memorable hits like “Cup Of Coffee”, “Appalachian Lover”,  “Well Over Due” and backed by some of the greatest musicians in the music business.   For decades Allen has toured and shared his songs with music fans around the world, from Texas to Europe, central Asia to south Mexico with venues ranging from small listening rooms to symphony halls. Being a creative composer and lyricist,  Allen still writes and produces new hit songs that  are written from the heart about everyday life that we all can relate to in some way. Allen’s musical influences range from those artist  of whom he was close to like Ray Price and Porter Wagoner,  to those he also admired like the many greats that paved the way in country music like George Jones, Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash and many others. His involvement in the music industry not only includes being an entertainer but also a recognized recording producer , studio engineer and long time business owner of his record label, Mountain Valley Records that also represents other country music artist . Allen also spent some time as a known radio personality for  stations in Louisiana and Texas as the host of  a weekly top 40 music count down “This Week In Country Music” along side the likes of Bob Kingsly, Bill Mac and Casey Kasem.   Allen’s songwriting has proved to be a productive venture  as his discography would span over  four decades with his most recent  albums  “Always Country” featuring  the song that quickly became a line-dance favorite “Country Girl” that  was self produced and mastered in Texas,    the album  “The Long Back”  featuring one of the most popular  and requested of the songs, “Appalachian Lover” and his self-titled album “Allen Hurt” that  featured the song “Two Nights And A Heartache Later” also recorded and produced in Texas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

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