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The Official Allen Hurt Site
Showmen Biography


Allen Hurt  has been entertaining music fans since an early age and has written over
1500 original country and bluegrass songs, some never recorded.  known for wearing
the traditional rhinestone suits and 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, Bobby Bare, Del McCoury and
his long time friend and mentor Porter Wagoner. His musical talents have earned him
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 a Inductee
into the Gatesville Texas Country Music Hall Of  Fame for his many years of traditional
country music performances and dedication to  his craft as a entertainer,  Member of the
Country Music Association (CMA) and is also an honorary member of the Fort Worth
Songwriters Association.
Allen Hurt
Larry performs on drums providing that smooth touch that makes the showmen sound
truly come alive during shows. His background in the music industry spans from a lifetime
of professional experience performing with many bands that have graced the stage. His unique
style of playing country music has earned him a reputation of being one of the best  and most
sought after in the business. Today Larry is proud to be a member of The Mountain Showmen.
Larry Light
Fred performs as the lead guitar player for the group’s unique style of new  traditional Country music
during shows. His talents as a top musician in the industry has placed him on the stage with a long time
reputation as one of country music’s leading musicians . Fred toured with and played lead guitar for
music stars like David Alan Coe for many years and Texas singer songwriter Rusty Weir.
Today Fred proudly performs on stage as a member of The Mountain Showmen.
Fred Spears