County Music Capital News - October 2019 - Pages 26-27
Tracy & The Big D - 104.9 Sunshine FM - September 2019 - When I'm With You Tonight interview
Tracy & The Big D - 104.9 Sunshine FM - April 2019 - We Will Remember interview
County Music Capital News - April 2019 - Pages 22-23
Ferntree Gully Mail - April 2019 - We Will Remember single release
Ranges Trader - November 2018 - Never Knew I Was Country Album launch
Ranges Trader - December 2017 - Heading to Tamworth for the first time
Media and Press Coverage
Awards and Accolades
2020 - Australian Country Music People’s Choice Awards Finalist
- Best Male Vocal
- Best Video Clip - “Never Knew I Was Country”
2020 - ICMA (Indie Country Music Australia) Awards Finalist
- Most Popular Album - “Never Knew I Was Country”
- Most Popular Balladeer - “Day One of Missing You”
- Most Popular Single - “Day One of Missing You”
2020 - TSA National Songwriting Awards Semi-Finalist (ANZAC) - “Frontline Letters”
2020 - TSA National Songwriting Awards Semi-Finalist (Bluegrass) - “Lady Luck and Me”
2020 - TSA National Songwriting Awards Semi-Finalist (Country Blues) - “Even Cowboys Get The Blues”
2019 - The Josie Music Awards (USA) Nominee
- Artist of the Year (Americana)
- Album of the Year (Male) - “Never Knew I Was Country”
- Song of the Year (Americana) - “Day One of Missing You”
- Best Musical Collaboration - “When I’m With You Tonight” (featuring Renee Jonas)
2019 - TSA National Songwriting Awards Finalist (ANZAC) - “We Will Remember”
2019 - TSA National Songwriting Awards Semi-Finalist (Country Rock) - “Never Knew I Was Country”
2019 - TSA National Songwriting Awards Semi-Finalist (Country Blues) - “Grab Yourself A Drink”
2018 - CCMA National Songwriting Competition Finalist - “Grab Yourself A Drink”
2018 - ASA National Songwriting Awards Finalist (Spiritual) - “The Lord Above”
"We Will Remember" radio single release
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.
Tray-Top Tour Kicks off 20th June 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
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!
Finalist - 2018 CCMA National Songwriting Competition
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
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
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.