Opening for Allen from 7:30-8:15 p.m. will be singer-songwriters Taylor Giese, Chris 'Freight Train' Floyd, and Denny Martin. The artist will be joined onstage at 8:30 p.m. by an all-star cast of Nashville musicians, including Joel Atkins, Lance Hoppen, Max Niederle, Sean O'Shea, Rick Perry, J.Karen Thomas, Jody Lopez-Robinson, Susan Shann, and Mike Wagel. Admission is free; donations support the non-profit Global Village Education Foundation through the Just Give Movement.
Allen is celebrating the recent release of her second album, "Someday Is Today". The title track from the project recently hit number 15 on the STS Main Country Chart. "Josie Rae", a mid-tempo country/pop song about motherhood, was released to radio nationally on Jan. 6.
Hoppen is the co-founder of the legendary rock/pop band Orleans, and Thomas has starred in movies and TV shows, including ABC-TV's "Nashville". O'Shea serves as the music director for the Center for Spiritual Living Nashville. Other musicians on the bill have performed extensively at venues and recording studios across the country.
"It's an honor to perform with some of Nashville's most successful musicians," said Allen, who will perform in various cities during 2014, including a Blue Ridge Mountains tour in late September. "Every note I sing or every note or chord I strum is given with all of the love I have for the song I am performing. My voice is the voice of someone who has been down many different roads."
Allen's surprising success follows a long break from the music industry. In the late 1990s, she landed a recording contract and opened for acts such as John Conlee, Patty Loveless, and Brooks & Dunn -- even performing at The White House and the Ryman Auditorium. Health-related issues and the decision to become a mother prompted her to leave Nashville for her hometown of El Dorado, Ark. Her family recently encouraged her to write, sing and record again.
To learn more about Amy Allen, visit http://www.TheAmyAllen.com. For information about her upcoming concert, visit http://www.CoCreatorsCoffeehouse.org.