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Kris Allen
with Green River Ordinance

Monday, Jun 14, 2010 8:00 PM CDT (7:00 PM Doors)
The Cannery Ballroom, Nashville, TN
18 years and over

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A year ago, he was a struggling musician living in Conway, Arkansas. Today, he is signed to a major record label with his first album about to be released, and his collaborators include members of the Fray, Train, the Script and Switchfoot and musicians who have written and produced for Maroon 5, Natasha Bedingfield, Fergie, Beyonce, James Morrison, Adele, Duffy, Lily Allen, Britney Spears, Kylie Minogue, Augustana, Carolina Liar, the Veronicas, Dr. Dre and 50 Cent. That's the way things are these days for Kris Allen, winner of the eighth season of American Idol.

His debut album reveals the 24-year-old to be a three-dimensional artist who has recorded a consummate pop album. What I wanted to show people more than anything is that I can write songs, says Kris, who co-wrote eight of the songs on his eponymous debut and also composed one song, Red Guitar, completely on his own.

I had never written with other people before, let alone many different people, Kris adds. That was an incredible experience, working with so many songwriters, including artists that I was such a huge fan of. This is exactly the record I wanted to make, and it feels great to know I had so much input into my debut album.