SHINING A NEON LIGHT ON AARON ALLEN
Our featured artist of the week is Canadian Country Singer Aaron Allen.
Whether it's through music or tattooing, London, Ontario's Aaron Allen understands that art needs to be honest and come from the heart.
Aaron Allen has been leaving a mark on the Canadian music scene long before the release of his Top 100 single "Good Tattoo". Songwriting and Country Music became a positive emotional outlet for Aaron at a difficult early stage in his life.
The release of Allen's "Highway Mile" EP marked a new chapter in his career and a Country Music Association of Ontario (CMAO) Award for Album of the Year. Allen also received his second straight CMAO nomination for Male Artist of the Year after winning the Rising Star Award at last year's award ceremony in London Ontario that was held as a drive-in event due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
It's no secret that Covid-19 has been tough on musicians. No touring, no live shows and, worst of all, no idea when they all get to go back to work full time.
"There's no organization that tells musicians when we're going back to work," Allen tells The New Outlaws. "As Musicians, all we know is that we're shut down indefinitely."
While the pandemic may have shut down live performances, it hasn't slowed down Aaron Allen's writing. His newest single "A Good Place to Start" is getting radio play all across Canada and has already cracked the Billboard Canadian Country Charts.
"I think you can probably tell we wrote [this song] during the pandemic," Allen explains. "If we forget about everything else and we're just happy with waking up, we'll that's a really good place to start."
Focusing on the positives is right on brand for Aaron and we're excited to see what he's going to do next. With new music coming down the pipeline and another two CMAO Award Nominations, 2021 is going to be a big year for Aaron Allen.
Check out the full interview below: