With nominations and finalist positions from songwriting competitions around Australia, it’s hard to believe Benny Allen "Never Knew I Was Country".
The album made it to No. 7 on the iTunes Country Music Charts on debut, and the critical response to both Benny’s recordings, as well as live shows is an inspiring story.
As a triple finalist in the 2020 ICMA Awards, for Most Popular Album, Single and Balladeer, along with receiving finalist positions in various Australian Songwriting Competions for tracks "Grab Yourself A Drink", "We Will Remember" and "The Lord Above", the album pedigree is clearly of a high quality.
The first single released “Day One of Missing You”, has had a heart warming reception, for both the intensity expressed in the performance - as well as the styling of the accompanying music video - which has been played on Foxtel CMC’s “Alt-Country” Show.
Recorded with award winning producer, Matt Fell - the feedback from industry to date has been nothing but supportive.
Benny Allen graduated from the CMAA Senior Academy of Country Music in January 2018 where he was mentored by Golden Guitar winners including Lyn Bowtell, Ashleigh Dallas, Amber Lawrence and other music industry leaders.