NEWS

Awards and Accolades

2019 - Triple Finalist - 2020 ICMA Awards - Most Popular Album, Single and Balladeer

2019 - Finalist - TSA National Songwriting Awards (ANZAC) - “We Will Remember”
2019 - Semi-finalist - TSA National Songwriting Awards (Country Rock) - “Never Knew I Was Country”
2019 - Semi-finalist - TSA National Songwriting Awards (Country Blues) - “Grab Yourself A Drink”
2018 - Finalist CCMA National Songwriting Competion - “Grab Yourself A Drink”
2018 - Finalist ASA National Songwriting Awards (Spiritual) - “The Lord Above
2018 - “The Kazzies” Purple Guitar Awards (multiple awards and nominations)

"We Will Remember" radio single release 
15.04.2019

The radio single release of "We Will Remember" is in the lead up to ANZAC Day - the inspiration for this anthemic song, about the sacrifices made by others, on our behalf.

All iTunes sales of the single through out April 2019 are being donated to Guitars For Veterans Australia, who support returned service personnel, through the gift of a guitar, and lessons, to aid in healing through music.

Benny Allen will be playing a live acoustic version of "We Will Remember" at the Boronia RSL Sub-branch Dawn Service, to an estimated crowd of over five thousand.

Tracy & The Big D - 104.9 Sunshine FM - We Will Remember interview

https://youtu.be/R3UotNkW510

The Oz Country Block, with Dave Moyle - Goldfields FM 99.1 - We Will Remember interview

https://www.goldfieldsfm.org.au/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1340:benny-allen&catid=60:bands&Itemid=54

 

County Music Capital News - April 2019 - Pages 22-23

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Ferntree Gully Mail - April 2019 - We Will Remember single release

https://ferntreegully.mailcommunity.com.au/news/2019-04-16/we-will-remember/

Ranges Trader - November 2018 - Never Knew I Was Country Album launch

https://rangestrader.mailcommunity.com.au/news/2018-11-23/never-knew-i-was-country/

Ranges Trader - December 2017 - Heading to Tamworth for the first time

https://rangestrader.mailcommunity.com.au/mail/2017-12-15/when-its-time-to-go-country/

Media and Press Coverage
Tray-Top Tour Kicks off 20th June 2018
21.06.2018

Presented by Anthem Touring & Entertainment, Benny Allen kicked off the inaugural "Tray Top Tour 2018" at The Village Green Hotel.

Check out Benny's upcoming Shows, to see when he'll be performing near you!

"Girl I Never Had" single release Friday 4th May 2018
01.05.2018

Benny Allen's song "Girl I Never Had" will be released on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify on Friday 4th May 2018.  Video Clip out on YouTube.  

The song has been getting radio play on Australian Country Radio shows in pre-release - and Benny couldn't be more excited. 

 

Get your copy now!

https://itunes.apple.com/au/album/girl-i-never-had-single/1375792989

Finalist - 2018 CCMA National Songwriting Competition
25.01.2018

Benny Allen's song "Grab Yourself a Drink" was nominated as a finalist in the 2018 Capital Country Music Association (CCMA) National Songwriting Competition.  The song was performed live, and streamed online, during the Tamworth Country Music Festival.

Performance at 2018 Toyota Golden Guitar Awards
27.01.2018

Benny Allen performed as part of a backing vocal group, during O'Shea's performance of "I Will Not Give Up" at the 2018 Toyota Golden Guitar Awards.   The performance was in front of several thousand attendees, and broadcast on ABC Television, as well as streamed online.

Performance at 2018 TCMF Opening Concert
19.01.2018

Benny Allen performed two group performances during the 2018 Tamworth Country Music Festival - Opening Concert, held at Toyota Park, in front of approximately 7,000 spectators.  

© Benny Allen - 2018