"The Live album Harold Allen recorded at Arlene's Grocery is one of the coolest country music events to happen to NYC in a very long time"
“Opening for Rimes is country singer and songwriter Harold Allen. "I've been a huge fan of hers ever since she hit the scene," Allen says. "The fact that she's still around and still making music is fantastic." He says he admires the various career moves Rimes has made. He's not only looking forward to hearing her show, but to hopefully having her hear his show.As for his sound, Allen describes his latest album, "Country Love," as "mainstream, in-your-face country music" with "catchy, heartfelt lyrics." Allen is one of those country singers who writes his own songs. The Nebraskan says his music is meaningful to him because it's about the people and places he cares about. "Nebraska's been a big influence in just about everything I do," he says. "I've got a lot of Midwestern influence in my music. I guess we're all shaped by the music we listen to."”
“This special performance support's the release of Allen's latest CD, Country Love. Mr. Allen was last seen at the Tuacahn Amphitheater when he opened for Ms. Kellie Pickler. Harold's band, "The Bonfire Choir" will consist of long-time friends Dr. Bryan Powell, Edd Lewis and Rob Rokicki. They'll be playing songs from the new album and never-before heard Harold Allen originals that will get the crowd pumped up proper for when Ms. Rimes takes the stage."”
““We’ve gained a lot of momentum the last few years – we just came off one of the biggest gigs in our history opening for LeAnn Rimes out at the Tuacahn Amphitheater in Ivins, UT. We’re going bring that energy back to NYC for the live album. A live album is something I’ve always wanted to do and we’re making it happen with the help and support from all of our fans."”
"With this album, its clear that Harold Allen has honed his skills as a songwriter while developing a style that incorporates sounds reminiscent of the greats like Waylon, Willie Nelson and LeDoux. Country Love brings a freshness to the genre."