Allen Hurt has been entertaining music fans since an early age and has written over 1500 original songs, known for his unique tenor vocals that would become his trademark sound. Over the years, Allen’s music has gained airplay on radio stations throughout the US and Europe.
With Allen's new branding as a crossover artist into Rock & Americana, his career prior to the change, crossed paths with many music legends like Ray Price, who Allen toured with and shared the stage for many years along with others like Gene Watson, Doug Gray & The Marshall Tucker Band, Del McCoury and Three Dog Night, 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 a dedicated artist in the music industry 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 music he loves, Allen proudly performs today with his band “The Music 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 featuring interviews and live studio performances.
Born in Texas 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 inspiration continues today while Allen performs as one of Americas leading entertainers and vocalist. During concerts, music lovers of all ages enjoy a spectacular showcase of his memorable hits like “Cup Of Coffee”, “Appalachian Lover” and “Well Over Due”, mixed with of diverse performance of hits by Phil Collins, Huey Lewis, Fleetwood Mac and many other pop and classic rock greats while backed by some of the greatest tour 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 the music world such as Phil Collins, Tom Petty, George Harrison and many others. His involvement in the music industry not only includes being an entertainer but also a recognized recording producer, studio engineer and longtime business owner of his record label, Mountain Valley Records that also represents other music artist. Allen also spent some time as a known radio personality for stations in Louisiana and Texas as host of a popular weekly top 40 music count down show “This Week In Country Music” alongside the likes of radio icons such as 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 albums such as “Always Country” featuring the song that quickly became a hugely popular line-dance favorite “Country Girl” that was self-produced and mastered. The album “The Long Road Back” featuring one of the most popular and more requested of the songs, “Appalachian Lover” and his self-titled album “Allen Hurt” featuring "Two Nights And A Heartache Later" as a single and most recently one of his newest songs to be released as a single "You're there to hold me". Production is currently underway for his next full album.