Posted by themusicsover on March 30, 2011
June 23, 1956 – March 30, 2011
Harley Allen was a country singer and highly sought-after songwriter. Born to bluegrass legend Red Allen in Dayton, Ohio, Allen eventually landed in Nashville and began releasing a string of albums with his brothers, the Allen Brothers, and on his own. In 2002, his voice could be heard on the Grammy-winning “Man Of Constant Sorrow” from the O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack. As an in-demand songwriter, Allen penned or co-wrote charting records for the likes of Garth Brooks, Dierks Bentley, Del McCoury, Alan Jackson, Alison Krauss and many many more. His “The Baby” ended up being a huge hit for Blake Shelton. Harley Allen died of lung cancer on March 30, 2011. He was 55.
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