Awards and Accolades
2021 - WINNER - Australian Country Music People’s Choice Awards
- Best Bush Ballad - “The Battle of Point Nepean”
2021 - Australian Country Music People’s Choice Awards Finalist
- Best Male Vocal
2021 - TSA National Songwriting Awards Finalist (Bluegrass) - “Lady Luck and Me”
2020 - WINNER - Australian Country Music People’s Choice Awards
- Best Video Clip - “Never Knew I Was Country”
2020 - WINNER - ICMA (Indie Country Music Australia) Awards
- Most Popular Album - “Never Knew I Was Country”
- Most Popular Balladeer - “Day One of Missing You”
2020 - Australian Country Music People’s Choice Awards Finalist
- Best Male Vocal
2020 - ICMA (Indie Country Music Australia) Awards Finalist
- 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” (feat. 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”
Media and Press Coverage
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
Australian Country Music People's Choice Award 2021
Victorian singer-songwriter Benny Allen has continued his award-winning run at the Australian People’s Choice Awards.
Although he couldn’t be at the Tamworth Country Music Festival this year, Benny will have a treasured memento from January, taking out the award for Best Bush Ballad with his single, Battle of Point Nepean.
This follows on from his win in the Australian Country Music People’s Choice Awards last year for Best Video Clip.
“I’m blown away to have had so many people connect with a song about Australia’s first brush with quarantine,” he said.
“It means so much to me, to be included not just as a finalist, but as a winner of one of these prestigious awards. When you look at the historical winners list, it’s humbling to think that my name is being included amongst people that can be identified by their first name in this industry - Troy, Lee, Beccy, Amber and both of the Adams.”
Multi-award winning artist, at Tamworth 2020
Attending Tamworth Country Music Festival for the third consecutive year, Benny Allen has come away with a swag of awards to start the year.
AUSTRALIAN COUNTRY MUSIC PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS 2020
BEST VIDEO - Never Knew I Was Country
INDIE COUNTRY MUSIC AUSTRALIA AWARDS 2020
MOST POPULAR ALBUM - Never Knew I Was Country
MOST POPULAR BALLADEER - Day One of Missing You
"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.
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.