Jay Allan's Album "the Wrong Direction" Receives Special Mention. In the January edition of Country Music News, Editor and Music Journalist Larry Delaney Reviewed Country Music News Magazines Top 12 Albums of 2010. Although "the Wrong Direction" did not make the Top 12, The album did Receive a Special Mention along with albums by fellow Canadian Country acts such as The Higgins, Jamie Warren, High Valley, Hey Romeo and Ridley Bent.
Jay Allan wins CKXS 99.1FM Spotlight Artist of The Year Award In December. Wallaceburg Radio Station CKXS 99.1 FM Announced that Jay Allan was the winner of Spotlight Artist of the Year Award. With his two radio singles "Rumourville" and "She's a Tease" receiving regular spins at CKXS. Jay was honored with the nomination and stated on air after receiving his award that "not only am I proud to be a part of this industry, but to be recognized and nominated by the fans is truly humbling. Thanks to all the fans and congratulations to all of the winners and nominees. It is truly an honor to be a part of these awards. This is a perfect ending to a great year."
'She's a Tease' Reaches Top 100 Canadian Singles Chart In July, Jay Allan's second single 'She's a Tease' was officially released to Country Radio across Canada. Within the month, the single cracked the top 100. Over the months of August, September and October the single continued to climb up the chart. It reached #67 in October and thanks to the support of Country Music Stations across the country, it has managed to stay in the top 100 for over 7 Months.
Singer/ Songwriter Jay Allan Being recognized in Canadian Country Music Jay Allan’s Latest album entitled “the Wrong Direction”, a collection of 10 classic storytelling songs all penned by this Ontario born tunesmith has clearly moved his career not only as a songwriter but as an artist in The Right Direction. Jay Allan Set to Perform at Canadian Country Music Week and Awards in Edmonton Sept. 8-12. Jay Allan has been selected by the CCMA to perform at the Songwriter Café Presented by SOCAN The reviews are in and the Songwriters' Café gets 5 stars from delegates and fans alike. With a celebrity host, this 3-day event provides an intimate atmosphere, where both established and non-established, national jury-selected songwriters take the stage in an acoustic, in-the-round setting. So much more than just a performance; each song holds a secret and these songsmiths will share the stories behind their tunes. This is a ticketed event, and is always a highlight of Country Music Week. As an Artist Jay Allan’s First Two Singles (Rumourville & She’s A Tease) have been released to radio across Canada and have received substantial airplay. Country Music News Magazines Larry Delaney Praised Jay Allan’s Songwriting and gave the album a rave review saying ‘ Allan has an interesting and catchy vocal style, filled with grit and passion, and is particularly effective on these blue collar driven songs, all of which he has composed.” The album’s lead single Rumourville, is a driving rootsy country effort that deserved more attention than what it received from radio. The follow up release, She’s A Tease has a similar feel, with lots of vocal energy. Hopefully it will fair a little better, now that Jay Allan has served up a full album to showcase his talents. As a performer Jay Allan has continued to play many Venues and Festivals showcasing his talents and most recently shared the stage with some of Canada’s biggest acts at the Saugeen Summer Nights Festival in Clifford. Performers included Johnny Reid, Terri Clark, Doc Walker, George Canyon, Dean Brody and One More Girl. Jay will be a part of the Boothill Country Jamboree in July sharing the stage with Jessie Farrell and George Canyon among many others. Jay is also playing at this year's Blenheim Cherry Fest, Dresden Exhibition, Dresden Jamboree and Bothwell Optifest. Request Jay’s Singles She’s a Tease and Rumourville at Country Radio Across Canada -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
C.D REVIEW Current mood: accomplished Hello Everyone Here is the Review from January's Country Music News. C.D REVIEW by Larry DeLaney Singer/Songwriter Jay Allan is a relatively new voice out of rural Bothwell Ontario(he has released a previous album).Allan has an interesting and catchy vocal style, filled with grit and passion, and is particularly effective on these blue collar driven songs, all of which he has composed. The album’s lead single Rumourville, is a driving rootsy country effort that deserved more attention than what it received from radio. The follow up release, She’s A Tease has a similar feel, with lots of vocal energy. Hopefully it will fair a little better, now that Jay Allan has served up a full album to showcase his talents. There’s lots more here to spend time on. S.H.O.P is a tongue in cheek male answer to a woman’s propensity for ‘shopping’…Jay Allan gives you all the antidotes(“S”)swear words/smokin’ stogies; while (“H”) stands for homebrew / hockey games; (“O”) and (“P”) have similar reasons. Listen also for some strong message songs in Midnight Run and Winning Streak; with some nostalgia mixed into tunes like Fishing For Memories and Crinan Creek. For something a little different try ....Hollywood....…a rags to riches and fame tale. The Wrong Direction was produced by Murray Pulver (of Doc Walker fame), who also contributes his guitar, mandolin and banjo talents to the project. The album was recorded in Nashville studios.