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CMTT Exclusive: 10 Quick Quirky Questions with Deborah Allen

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. With her latest album, Hear Me Now, Deborah Allen’s music remains as smart, witty and sexy as ever.

“I was born singing,” Allen asserts. “I guess it would be hard to pinpoint exactly when my career in music became a full-on pursuit, but I’d say by the time I was eighteen I was sure that music was what I wanted, and I just forged ahead. There was no Plan B in sight.”

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, and her current release, Hear Me Now, 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.

10 Quick Quirky Questions with Deborah Allen

Q:  What is a question no one ever asks you in interviews but you wish they would?
A:  I would like to be asked about my pets: my cat Romeo (who uses the toilet), my horse Pepper, and my dogs in my life: Hooper and Harley and my new dog Maximus aka “Max”, he really belongs to my Mother but we kind of share him.

Q:  What is your favorite US city and why? 
A:  Memphis because it’s my hometown. Nashville because it’s where I live. New York because it makes me feel so alive. New Orleans because of room 214.

 Q:  It’s 3 AM and you’re not asleep. What are you most likely doing? 
A:  Writing a song or writing ideas for projects, or watching TCM

Q:  If you could have five people over for dinner, dead or alive, who would they be?
A: 
Elvis Presley, Mick Jaggar, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner.    Or…. George Jones, Loretta Lynn, Patsy Kline, Tammy Wynette, Brenda Lee.     Or… Waylon, Willie, Kris Kristofferson, Jessi Colter, Shel Silverstein.  (So many more… I could have a dinner party five nigths a week!!!)

Q:  What has been the best moment of your day? 
A:  Today??? Waking Up to coffee in bed with my Honey.

Q:  Do you have a bucket list? If yes, name three things on your list. 
A:  Traveling to countries I have never been to yet like Australia, New Zeland, Spain, Japan, China, etc… (That covers more than three) Also, scuba diving on the Galapagos Islands and hanging out with Tina Turner, Mick Jagger, and Aretha Franklin.

Q:  Who do you count as your mentor(s)?
A:  Shel Silverstein for songwriting. And every great singer, songwriter, and entertainer I have ever laid eyes and ears on.

Q:  If you could change one thing about yourself what would it be? 
A:  I would plan my time better. There is so much to do!!!!

Q:  What do you consider your greatest success? 
A:  The fact that I’m still here and I still believe in dreams and that everything is possible!!! My positive attitude and resilience through out my roller coaster career and life.

Q:  Tell us something about you most people don’t know?
A: 
I used to kiss my Mick Jagger poster.

Don’t forget to enter The Amazing Graceland Contest for your chance to win a special trip to Elvis Week 2012.  The contest is open through April 7, 2012 and is free to enter at www.AmazingGracelandContest.com.    For more information about Deborah Allen, visit www.DeborahAllen.com.

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Deborah Allen Kicks Off “Amazing Graceland Contest” on Elvis’ Birthday

On Sunday, Jan. 8, award-winning songwriter, performer, producer and author Deborah Allen is giving fans a chance to win a special trip to Elvis Week 2012 with The Amazing Graceland Contest.

The Amazing Graceland Contest kicks off on Elvis’ birthday, Jan. 8, and remains open through April 7, 2012. The contest is free to enter at www.AmazingGracelandContest.com. One grand prize winner and a guest will receive roundtrip airfare and three night’s hotel accommodations, admission to select Elvis Week 35th anniversary events and attractions in Memphis (Aug. 15-17 only), an autographed copy of Allen’s latest album, Hear Me Now, and a special meet-and-greet and dinner with the Grammy-nominated performer.

“Having grown up in Memphis with Elvis in our midst, I am so proud and honored to offer this incredible trip to such a wonderful event – the 35th anniversary celebration of my hometown hero… the King of Rock N Roll… Elvis Presley!” says Allen. “Elvis’ spirit still lives in Graceland, and it touched my soul! I hope YOU win the chance for it to touch yours!”

A Memphis native, Allen felt compelled to write “Amazing Graceland” after visiting Elvis’ famed Graceland mansion in 2009. The powerful tribute is the opening track on Allen’s 2011 Delta Rock Records release, Hear Me Now, and has become one of the multi-talented singer’s favorite songs to perform live.

Allen appeared and performed at several events during Elvis Week 2011, including George Klein’s Memphis Mafia Reunion and the Candlelight Vigil at the gates of Graceland. Klein also debuted “Amazing Graceland” internationally on Sirius XM’s Elvis Hour radio show during the Candlelight Vigil.

Elvis Week 2012 is held Aug. 10-18, 2012. The Amazing Graceland Contest grand prize winner will be selected and notified via email within a week of the contest’s end on April 7, 2012.

For complete contest rules and the full 2012 Elvis Week schedule, visit www.AmazingGracelandContest.com. For more information about Deborah Allen, visit www.DeborahAllen.com.

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