Allen Edwards on Tour
Allen Edwards on Tour
Allen was born and raised in Northwest Indiana where he always had two dreams as a little boy. Allen always dreamed of becoming a singer and a law enforcement officer. Little did Allen know that one day both dreams would come true. Allen sang his first solo in church entitled, “Silent Night” at the tender age of six and continued to hone his talent playing music with his father and brother at various functions and family gatherings. Allen then began to put together several bands and performed throughout Northwest Indiana. It was now that Allen also decided to pursue his other dream and that was to become a police officer. Allen attended the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy in Plainfield, Indiana and worked the streets of Northwest Indiana. Soon after this, Allen moved to Houston, Texas where he found an opportunity to advance his law enforcement career and ironically his singing career too. Allen performed at various functions for the Houston Police Department such as the International Police Chiefs Convention at the Astro Hall in Houston and for an ABC TV special for police officers.
Allen put together several bands in Houston and began to perform at area hot spots like Gilley’s and was the house band at Cowboy Country U.S.A. During this time Allen was able to combine his two dreams in his life, being in law enforcement and still able to perform his music. While living in Houston, Allen met Gabe Tucker at a television showcase who was instrumental in Allen’s recording career. Gabe worked for years with Colonel Parker when they had Eddy Arnold and of course Elvis Presley. Allen’s song, “Walk Out Backwards”, became a number one jukebox hit, and his follow-up single, “Houston Just Ain’t Big Enough”, aired on Shelly Mangrum’s “Video Country” on the Nashville Network. It became obvious in the recording studio though that Allen’s voice wasn’t just country.
His smooth vocal style is reminiscent of greats like Jim Reeves, Perry Como, Eddy Arnold, Nat King Cole and Dean Martin and yet has the power and dynamics of Elvis, Englebert and Neil Diamond to name a few. This was when Allen was given the name “The Singer” due to his vocal versatility. Allen recorded a beautiful original song entitled, “Could We Please Stay in Love for Awhile”, that became a top requested song on radio stations and took Allen from Houston to The Show Capital of Branson, Missouri where Allen continued to perform and became one of the top requested shows. Allen’s current hit song, “First Woman I Ever Loved” written by songwriter Bill Dees, who wrote the multi-platinum hit “Pretty Woman”, is getting National attention and has taken Allen and his talent on tour all across the United States, Canada and abroad! Allen Edwards is not just a show, not just a performance, but truly an experience.