Aaron Allen has had a pretty good 2020 (all things considered) and it’s not over yet. This spring he released a new EP, Highway Mile, was named Apple Music’s New Artist of the Week, AND he earned two nominations for the 2020 Country Music Association of Ontario Awards where he is up for Rising Star and Male Artist of the Year.
The London, ON singer-songwriter and tattoo artist knew in his teens that country music was where he wanted to go and what he wanted to do, but like many artists before him, it was a long and winding road. When asked about country music, what it means to him and what draws him into it, he says, “I’ve always loved how simple and direct great country songs are. They go straight to the heart and that’s what I’ve always tried to achieve with songs I write. I feel like my favourite artists are speaking specifically to me and I hope people have that feeling when they hear my songs.”
As his star rises and fans continue to discover his music, Aaron Allen’s results and recognition continue to grow. He has far surpassed the one million stream mark online, toured radio stations, heard his songs on the air, played stages and recorded videos – a pretty impressive career start.
We caught up with Aaron earlier this year to talk about his music, the EP and more; and we asked specifically about his CMAOntario nominations: “It’s always an amazing thing to be recognized by a community that you respect so much. It’s truly an honour to be nominated with such a talented list of artists. I am just so excited that people are connecting with what I’m doing. You put your whole heart into something and to have people respond in such a positive way is just a great feeling.” With the humility that Aaron showed in that answer, we hope he allowed himself a chance to celebrate and he should be proud of the accomplishment!
As a songwriter, Aaron Allen plans on pushing and pushing and pushing. He’s driven to keep moving forward in his career and he aims to come out of 2020 (with all of its challenges) stronger – we can’t wait to see it.
Keep an eye on Aaron Allen. He’s a talented country artist with nothing but highway ahead of him!
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