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.
Deborah Allen appeared on the hit television show Larry's Country Diner, which originally aired October 31st, and will air 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 at 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.”
What can you expect from this 40 year music veteran, more of the same excellence of course with no end in sight, and a big thank you from all of Deborah Allen's fans and admirers for sharing her talents.