Charlie Allen was born in Bristol, TN into a family steeped in country music. Allen’s mother, Louise Bouton, a regular on WCYB “Farm and Fun Time,” was inducted into The Birthplace of Country Music Museum in Bristol, TN and his father Charles Bouton, was an artist manager.
Performing was the family business and at age seven Charlie was already an artist honing his skills at the legendary Panther Hall in Ft. Worth, TX. While most kids boarded the school bus, Allen boarded the tour bus. The stage was Charlie’s classroom, his teachers pillars of country music including Loretta Lynn, Hank Williams, Jr., Waylon Jennings, Jerry Lee Lewis, Dottie West and Charley Pride.
By age ﬁfteen, Charlie Allen wrote his first song and fronted his own band, opening for bands such as Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Charley Pride and many more. He also appeared on various television shows in Bristol/Kingsport, TN including hosting his own show sponsored by Martha White.
Later on Charlie Allen signed with Parc Records, headed by Lou Pearlman, joining the roster of Backstreet Boys, *NSYNC, Britney Spears, Mariah Carey and many more.
Commuting between Orlando and Nashville, Allen wrote and recorded hundreds of songs including his Billboard hit song, “Better Said, Than Done,” co-written with Earl Connelly Jr., and produced by the legendary Snake Reynolds and Nelson Larkin. This song garnered Charlie Allen his ﬁrst critical acclaim by the toughest critic in Nashville, Robert Oerman, “I made no secret of my respect for this artist. He’s proudly country, his groove saturated songs are just another feather in his cap.” He also stated “He can stand toe to toe with the best of them.” Charlie Allen made fans nationally and internationally including the syndicated show “John Boy and Billy Show,” who still support him today.
Presently Charlie Allen is signed to independent label River Run Records, which released his 2006 cd “That Was Then, This is Now,” with several songs not only charting but the single “See If I Care” landed him another top Billboard spot, which debuted at #59 with a bullet.
Recently Allen hosted the Discovery Channel and RFD Channel show; The American Farmer, where he wrote the theme song of the same name, which again earned him a top spot on the Taste Of Country’s Top Ten Farmer songs.
In a recent interview Charlie Allen sums up his career as a Singer/Songwriter, “When you write a song, especially when the ‘hook’ speaks to the people’s hearts, well that’s what keeps me going. I’m writing for U Tell Me Publishing, co-writing with many great writers as often as I can and singing wherever and whenever I’m invited.”
“Genuine down to earth attitude with a phenomenal talent will keep Charlie Allen’s voice heard for a long time to come.”