DEBORAH ALLEN SPREADS HOLIDAY CHEER BY DONATING 90 UKULELES TO MONROE CARELL JR. CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL AT VANDERBILT; PARTICIPATES IN CHRISTMAS 4 KIDS TOUR BUS SHOW CHARITY EVENT


Reads her book ‘The Loneliest Christmas Tree’ to children from Seacrest Studios

Her book “The Loneliest Christmas Tree” now available in audio and video format

Plus, Allen joins some of the music industry’s top stars at the annual Christmas 4 Kids Bus Show in Hendersonville

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Country music veteran Deborah Allen helped spread holiday cheer to children in need this year by stopping by Seacrest Studios in the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, where she read her children’s book, The Loneliest Christmas Tree. While there, Deborah made a special surprise presentation to the Children’s Music Department by supplying 90 ukuleles for children who are battling illnesses to learn and play, while staying in the hospital, which were sponsored by REMRAF inc., Music and Arts and Davitt and Hanser.

“Christmas is a wonderful time of love and giving. This year I was so excited to stop by Seacrest Studios at Monroe Carell Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt to visit with the children and read my children’s book, The Loneliest Christmas Tree,” says Allen. “It was an honor to have the opportunity to offer musical inspiration by bringing beautiful ukuleles to children during this joyous season through my relationship with good friend Shane Farmer.”

Deborah Allen’s The Loneliest Christmas Tree is in its second printed edition, and is also now available as an audio / video book with limited edition autographed copies at www.DeborahAllen.com.

To make a donation to Vanderbilt Children’s hospital, visit http://www.childrenshospitalvanderbilt.org/information/ways-help.

Allen also participated in the annual Christmas 4 Kids bus show at the Hendersonville Walmart where she was joined by other celebrity artists like 3 Doors DownNSYNC’s Chris KirkpatrickT. Graham BrownMo Pitney and many others. The event and celebrity shopping party benefits underprivileged families and their children by giving them a special opportunity to see the inside of the star’s tour buses, along with meeting some of the music industry’s top artists before going on an all-expenses paid shopping spree funded by the Christmas 4 Kids charity and sponsor donations.

“Seeing the joy and excitement in the children’s eyes is what Christmas 4 Kids is all about!” said Allen. “It is so rewarding to be able to bring happiness and delight to the children, but the truth is they are as much a blessing to our hearts as we are to theirs. Christmas 4 Kids is a beautiful circle of love.”

To make a donation to Christmas 4 Kids, visit http://www.christmas4kids.org/.

About Deborah Allen:
Deborah Allen is one of those rare artists who forged their own path to success and ended up building a world-class career in the process. An extraordinarily talented singer, songwriter, producer and performer, Deborah’s unique abilities as an artist may be matched only by her enthusiasm and creativity as an individual. It is that formidable combination of spirit and talent that keeps the Grammy-nominated entertainer in demand.

Allen has penned more than 2,000 compositions for hundreds of artists, including smash hits by LeAnn Rimes, Brooks & Dunn, Patty Loveless, Conway Twitty, Tanya Tucker, Janie Fricke, John Conlee, Isaac Hayes, Diana Ross, Sheena Easton, Fleetwood Mac and more. On her own, Deborah climbed the charts with hits such as “I’ve Been Wrong Before,” “I Hurt For You,” “Rock Me,” “If You’re Not Gonna Love Me,” “Wrong Side Of Love,” “Break These Chains” and her signature song, “Baby I Lied.” In some ways, “Baby I Lied” confirmed the idea that an artist could have success in different formats with the same song – a precedent that would prove to be years ahead of the crossover trends of today. “Baby I Lied” not only appealed to Country and Pop radio listeners, earning multiple Million Air-Play Awards in the process, but it also resulted in a pair of Grammy nominations for the Delta songstress – one as a vocalist and one as a songwriter.

Throughout her phenomenal journey of hits and accomplishments in every facet of her career, Deborah Allen remains true to her vision. From her discovery by Roy Orbison, to her friendship with Shel Silverstein, her work with Prince, Deborah creates art entirely on her own terms. With a distinguished career built on success after success as a performer, songwriter and producer, the dynamic Delta singer from Memphis, Tennessee, has no plans of slowing down anytime soon. That’s simply not Deborah Allen’s style.

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TUNE IN ALERT: DEBORAH ALLEN TO APPEAR ON LARRY’S COUNTRY DINER


‘Larry’s Country Diner’ Will Air Thursday, October 31st at 8/7c and Saturday, November 2nd at 11/10c on RFD TV

Deborah Allen Presented with Resolution from Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland and the Memphis City Council

October 15, 2019 declared “Deborah Allen Day” in Memphis, Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Country music veteran Deborah Allen will make an appearance on the hit television show Larry’s Country Diner airing Thursday, October 31st at 8/7c and then again on Saturday, November 2nd at 11/10c. Viewers will get to see live performances of Deborah Allen performing a couple of her biggest hits including “Rock Me” and “Baby I Lied,” along with “Hurt Me Bad In A Real Good Way,” which was written by Deborah and recorded by Patty Loveless.

“Good times are always had at Larry’s Country Diner and I’ve been a huge fan for a long time,” says Allen. “It felt great to be on the Diner set with Larry and all the amazing cast! They made me feel right at home. Can’t wait to come back for another heapin’ helpin’ of their genuine down home love and laughter.”

On October 15th, Allen was presented with a resolution from Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland and the Memphis City Council for her contribution to country music as part of her 40th anniversary in the music industry. During the presentation during the city council meeting, Deborah was surprised by an announcement from Chairman Kemp Conrad that October 15, 2019 was officially declared “Deborah Allen Day” in Memphis, Tennessee.

“When I was just a little girl confiding to my mother my dreams of becoming a singer, an entertainer or an actress, she took me and my dreams to heart. I can still hear her soft southern voice emphatically saying, “Remember Deborah, you’re from Memphis, the home of the Blues and the King of Rock and Roll,” remembers Deborah. “As I listened, I was mesmerized by the deep sense of Memphis heritage she planted in my soul. I am so proud to be from Memphis and extremely honored to be recognized in such a special way by Mayor Strickland, Kemp Conrad and the Memphis City Council. My heart is full.”

Deborah has penned more than 2,000 compositions for hundreds of artists, including smash hits by LeAnn Rimes, Brooks & Dunn, Patty Loveless, Conway Twitty, Tanya Tucker, Janie Fricke, John Conlee, Isaac Hayes, Diana Ross, Sheena Easton, Fleetwood Mac and more. On her own, Deborah climbed the charts with hits such as “I’ve Been Wrong Before,” “I Hurt For You,” “Rock Me,” “If You’re Not Gonna Love Me,” “Wrong Side Of Love,” “Break These Chains” and her signature song, “Baby I Lied.”

About Deborah Allen:
Deborah Allen is one of those rare artists who forged their own path to success and ended up building a world-class career in the process. An extraordinarily talented singer, songwriter, producer and performer, Deborah’s unique abilities as an artist may be matched only by her enthusiasm and creativity as an individual. It is that formidable combination of spirit and talent that keeps the Grammy-nominated entertainer in demand.

In some ways, “Baby I Lied” confirmed the idea that an artist could have success in different formats with the same song – a precedent that would prove to be years ahead of the crossover trends of today. “Baby I Lied” not only appealed to Country and Pop radio listeners, earning multiple Million Air-Play Awards in the process, but it also resulted in a pair of Grammy nominations for the Delta songstress – one as a vocalist and one as a songwriter.

Throughout her phenomenal journey of hits and accomplishments in every facet of her career, Deborah Allen remains true to her vision. From her discovery by Roy Orbison, to her friendship with Shel Silverstein, her work with Prince, Deborah creates art entirely on her own terms. With a distinguished career built on success after success as a performer, songwriter and producer, the dynamic Delta singer from Memphis, Tennessee, has no plans of slowing down anytime soon. That’s simply not Deborah Allen’s style.

About Larry’s Country Diner:
Since its original airing on August 3, 2009, Gabriel Communications’ extremely popular, down-home variety show, “Larry’s Country Diner,” featuring cast members Larry Black (proprietor/host), Keith Bilbrey (patron/emcee), Jimmy Capps (sheriff/guitar player), Renae (waitress), and Nadine (church gossip/comedian), has produced well over 200 episodes and has cultivated more than two million loyal monthly viewers worldwide via RFD-TV, which has also given rise to a robust DVD and merchandise franchise. Today, the show still airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. Eastern and Saturdays at 11 p.m. Eastern on RFD-TV, but is also available on-demand via Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire and CountryRoad.TV. Sponsored by BootDaddy, Tarter Farm & Ranch, and Springer Mountain Farms, each episode spotlights a legendary traditional country music artist with improvisational dialogue and performance in an intimate, country diner setting. Previous guests have included Vince Gill, Larry Gatlin, Bill Anderson, T.G. Sheppard, Crystal Gayle, Dailey & Vincent, The Oak Ridge Boys, Janie Fricke, T. Graham Brown, Bobby Bare, Exile, Jimmy Fortune, Gene Watson, Lorrie Morgan, Jeannie Seely, and so many more. For more information on “Larry’s Country Diner,” please visit larryscountrydiner.com.

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DEBORAH ALLEN AWARDED PROCLAMATION FROM TENNESSEE GOVERNOR BILL LEE CELEBRATING 40 YEARS IN COUNTRY MUSIC


Award was presented during CMA Fest week in Nashville at Country For A Cause by hosts T.G. Sheppard, Kelly Lang and WSM’s Devon O’Day

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Country music veteran Deborah Allen was surprised with a special presentation by T.G. SheppardKelly Lang and WSM’s Devon O’Day at Nashville’s 3rd & Lindsley Wednesday night during the 6th annual Country For A Cause, benefiting Monroe Carell Jr’s Children’s Hospital at VanderbiltA proclamation from Tennessee Governor Bill Lee, celebrating Deborah’s 40 years in country music, was tearfully and happily received. The honor acknowledges not only her contributions as a singer, but also as a celebrated, successful songwriter having been awarded seven BMI One Million Air-Play Awards for her hit songwriting repertoire and one BMI Two Million Air-Play Award for her smash hit “Baby I Lied.”

“I was completely stunned and deeply honored to receive such a phenomenal Proclamation from our Tennessee Governor, Bill Lee,” says Deborah. “The surprise, heartfelt presentation given at the Country For A Cause concert by my wonderful friends, T.G. Sheppard and the beautiful and talented Kelly Lang, along with WSM’s beloved Devon O’Day made this even more special! I will treasure this amazing award and special memory always.”

Kicking off the festivities prior to CMA Fest 2019, the 6th annual Country For A Cause concert, which benefits the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt featured an all star lineup that included some of this biggest names in country music. Along with hosts T.G. Sheppard and Kelly Lang, the lineup included artists such as Crystal GayleMark WillsLarry GatlinJimmy FortuneJohn BerryJeannie SeelyMoe BandyT. Graham BrownTim RushlowDeborah AllenTim AtwoodRockland RoadChonda PierceTeea GoansJames Wesley and special, surprise guests ShenandoahBilly Yates and Joe Stampley. Throughout the concert, fans enjoyed music from over twenty performers, a silent auction, a live guitar auction, and were introduced to Lily Paris, a cancer survivor who was a patient at the hospital. Lily’s speech brought hope and a reality to the audience, showing them the true meaning of the night — to help raise awareness and funds that will help countless families. A total of $14,500 was raised this year, bringing a two year contribution total of $27,000 for the hospital.

Along with all of these honors, Deborah Allen continues to tour and make television appearances including an upcoming appearance on Larry’s Country Diner to be filmed June 19th at Ray StevensCabaRay Showroom in Nashville.

“I am so excited about hanging out with all my friends on Larry’s Country Diner,” says Deborah. “I love all the home spun humor. And, I’ll be bringing some home cooked music too. It’s gonna be so much fun!”

Deborah has penned more than 2,000 compositions for hundreds of artists, including smash hits by LeAnn Rimes, Brooks & Dunn, Patty Loveless, Conway Twitty, Tanya Tucker, Janie Fricke, John Conlee, Isaac Hayes, Diana Ross, Sheena Easton, Fleetwood Mac and more. On her own, Deborah has climbed the charts with hits such as “I’ve Been Wrong Before,” “I Hurt For You,” “Rock Me,” “If You’re Not Gonna Love Me,” “Wrong Side Of Love,” “Break These Chains” and her signature song, “Baby I Lied.” In addition, Deborah was inducted into The International Rockabilly Hall of Fame in 2017.

About Deborah Allen:
Deborah Allen is one of those rare artists who forged their own path to success and ended up building a world-class career in the process. An extraordinarily talented singer, songwriter, producer and performer, Deborah’s unique abilities as an artist may be matched only by her enthusiasm and creativity as an individual. It is that formidable combination of spirit and talent that keeps the Grammy-nominated entertainer in demand.

In some ways, “Baby I Lied” confirmed the idea that an artist could have success in different formats with the same song – a precedent that would prove to be years ahead of the crossover trends of today. “Baby I Lied” not only appealed to Country and Pop radio listeners, earning multiple Million Air-Play Awards in the process, but it also resulted in a pair of Grammy nominations for the Delta songstress – one as a vocalist and one as a songwriter.

Throughout her phenomenal journey of hits and accomplishments in every facet of her career, Deborah Allen remains true to her vision. From her discovery by Roy Orbison, to her friendship with Shel Silverstein, her work with Prince, Deborah creates art entirely on her own terms. With a distinguished career built on success after success as a performer, songwriter and producer, the dynamic Delta singer from Memphis, Tennessee, has no plans of slowing down anytime soon. That’s simply not Deborah Allen’s style.

About Country For A Cause:
Country For A Cause (501c3) is an annual concert held just before the CMA Music Festival in Nashville. It is a charity organization that was officially created in 2018. It has presented a charity concert for six years that originally assisted families dealing with the expenses of cancer treatment and Pearl Point Cancer Research of Nashville. Artists that have performed throughout the years include T.G. Sheppard, Kelly Lang, Crystal Gayle, The Bellamy Brothers, Mark Wills, T. Graham Brown, Ty Herndon, Doug Supernaw, Deborah Allen, Baillie and the Boys, Collin Raye, Billy Dean, John Berry, Jeannie Seely, Jan Howard, Tim Atwood, Ashton Shepherd, Leona Williams, Jody Miller, Lulu Roman and countless others. In 2018, Country For A Cause teamed with Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt as the sole beneficiary of proceeds raised. For more information, visit facebook.com/groups/1661154010787818/ and facebook.com/countryfac.

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TUNE IN ALERT: DEBORAH ALLEN JOINS THE BELLAMY BROTHERS ON ‘HONKY TONK RANCH’


‘Honky Tonk Ranch’ Airs Sundays at 8:30 pm ET / 7:30 pm CT on The Cowboy Channel

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Country music veteran Deborah Allen will make an appearance on The Bellamy Brothers’ hit television show ‘Honky Tonk Ranch,’ airing Sunday at 8:30 pm ET / 7:30 pm CT on The Cowboy Channel. Deborah Allen is always excited to join her friends, Howard and David Bellamy.

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DEBORAH ALLEN TO HOST COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM ‘SONGWRITER SESSION’ SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9TH


Acoustic Performance Celebrates Allen’s Illustrious Songwriting Career

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Award-winning country music singer/songwriter Deborah Allen will be bringing her songs to life with an at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s Ford Theater Saturday, February 9that 11:30 AM. During this special acoustic performance the audience will hear the stories behind the songs of some of Deborah Allen’s biggest hits, including those she has penned for others.

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DEBORAH ALLEN TO BRING ‘ROCKIN’ LITTLE CHRISTMAS’ TO THE FRANKLIN THEATER DECEMBER 15


NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Country Music legend Deborah Allen will be bringing her live ‘Rockin’ Little Christmas‘ show to the historic Franklin Theater on December 15th to fans of all ages. With a full band that will also include a horn section, Deborah will be pulling out all of the stops and performing her most memorable Christmas show ever.

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DEBORAH ALLEN ADDS TWO NEW MILLION-AIR AWARDS TO HER LIST OF HONORS


NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Deborah Allen, the fiery country singer who stole America’s hearts with her cross-over smash, “Baby I Lied,” was recently honored by BMI (Broadcast Music Inc.) at their Nashville offices.  Deborah was presented with the coveted Million-Air certifications for Janie Fricke’s “Don’t Worry ‘Bout Me, Baby” and John Conlee’s “I’m Only In It For The Love” by BMI executive David Preston. A Million-Air Award is given to songwriters, composers, and publishers whose songs accumulate over one million U.S. broadcast performances. The acknowledgement is a mark of praise.

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