America Allen Bio -
Singer/songwriter straight out of Rockport, TX, with a daring voice delivered straight from her rusted barbed wire wrapped heart, with stories that will leave you wanting more. America Allen has been on a mission to pursue music since she was a little girl. She has come a long way from then until now. Today, when you ask her about her songs, she says “I like writing lyrics that take every ounce of your focus until that last strum is over. I want people to be able to listen, turn it up and enjoy my music but at the same time be able to relate to the challenges we all go through in life.”
America started singing at her uncle’s church “New Beginnings” in Rockport, TX when she was 6 years old. After years in Rockport, in 2007, she relocated to Ardmore, Oklahoma where she began performing at much larger venues. In 2008 America participated in the Sand Bass Festival’s Vocal contest in Madill, OK making first place in her age division which landed her as the opening act for Texas Country Favorite – Jack Ingram. Shortly after that America started participating in “Taking Texas and Oklahoma to Our Injured Troops”, a campaign that was endorsed by the Texas Twister Radio Station 96.7, which is now KSCS 96.3 out of Dallas, TX. This campaign led to many different performances in new towns every weekend around North Texas and Southern Oklahoma. She would perform while the audience and the public signed banners with their well wishes to the injured soldiers. Once a year the banners and donations would be taken to the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC where after a couple of years America and one more performer would hold a concert and visit with the troops. America was influenced most of her childhood listening to Patty Loveless, Sara Evans, and her favorite, Alan Jackson. America was also personally influenced by her grandfather, Robert Whitstine, who started a duo “The Whitstine Brothers” with his own brother Charles Whitstine. Touring with Porter Wagoner and Little Jimmy Dickens and after recording many bluegrass/gospel albums he had a Grammy Nominee for their album “Old Time Duets” in 1989.Robert also was a veteran of the Vietnam War which was a huge reason campaigning for our injured troops was important to America.
Performing at NASCAR, Texas State Fair, many Casinos, and other well-known places, America slowed things down in 2018 to work on her own first album “John Wayne” released in the same year. In 2019 she traveled to Ireland with the Texas Red Dirt Pub Crawl as a guest but before the trip was over, she was invited on the stage to perform some of her songs. While in Ireland, she was introduced to many artists in the Texas country scene and has been performing around the DFW. In 2022, she started working on a new EP targeted to release first of March, with Fort Worth based producer Jude Dyllan at Red Dirt Recording Studio. Two singles have been released, “Two Joints In” in May 2022 and “Miss Me” in July 2022. America’s single “Two Joints In” made it on Troubadour Country Radio. To start the new year off right in 2023, she celebrated by releasing the single “Fast as I Could” which will be met with a radio tour meeting all four corners of Texas and beyond!
America Allen is making her own sound of music that she feels will represent the purity of who she is. While raising her children and maintaining a solid foundation with her husband on their small ranch, America is doing what it takes to make all her dreams a reality for her and her family. With a heart as big as Texas and a soul that screams Haggard, America continues to make her southern, comforting and brutally honest music something that everyone can listen to and say, “resilience exist”.