Allen Shamblin

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Allen Shamblin
Born Tennessee
Origin Texas
Occupation(s) songwriter
Website allenshamblin.com

Allen Shamblin is a country music songwriter who was born in Tennessee, and was brought up in Huffman, Texas.

After graduating from Sam Houston State University he worked in Austin as a real estate appraiser. In 1987, he quit his job and moved to Nashville to pursue a career as a song writer. He supported himself by parking cars and working in a warehouse. During live shows he tells stories about his parents sending him money so he could survive. In 1990, Randy Travis took a song Shamblin wrote, about his great-grandfather,[1] to number one on the country charts. After "He Walked on Water", he followed it up with four more number one songs including: "We Were in Love," "In This Life" and "Walk on Faith."[2] He often co-writes with other songwriters. He co-wrote with Steve Seskin for number one hits with "Life is a Dance" and "Don't Laugh at Me." "Don't Laugh at Me" was a hit for Mark Wills and was later recorded by Peter, Paul and Mary resulting in a school program designed to teach children tolerance and prevent bullying in the playground. His biggest song, "I Can't Make You Love Me," was co-written with Mike Reid and was a hit for Bonnie Raitt. His song "The House that Built Me", co-written with Tom Douglas, won a Grammy as sung by Miranda Lambert.[3]

In 2009, Shamblin was inducted into The Texas Heritage Songwriters Association Hall of Fame on March 1, 2009 at the Paramount Theater in Austin, Texas.[4] In 2011 he was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. [5]

Songs

References

  1. ^ "ROWFAX Column # 18 (March, 2013): The Producer’s Chair: Allen Shamblin" by James Rea
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External links

  • Official website
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