The album's lead single, "Live Like We're Dying", was released on September 21, 2009, and peaked at number eighteen in the U. Allen released his fifth studio album, Letting You In, on March 18, 2016. He began playing the viola in elementary school and went on to play the instrument in the Mills University Studies High School orchestra, eventually winning a spot in the Arkansas all-state orchestra.
Allen's second major-label album Thank You Camellia was released on May 22, 2012, and the lead single "The Vision of Love" was released March 26, 2012.
Numerous sources, including the Associated Press, claimed that the margin "wasn't even close".
This earned praise from all four judges, with Abdul remarking "There aren't many men who are willing to shop in the women's department.
You shopped and found a perfect fit." For his second Top 3 performance, Allen impressed the judges with an acoustic arrangement of Kanye West's "Heartless", prompting Jackson to state that he preferred it to West's original and The Fray's cover version.
Kris stated that "If I had not made it through in American Idol, I would have gone back to college and gotten my business degree." Allen realized during college that he wanted to play music professionally and began trying to write music.
He played his first gig at a local bar in downtown Conway during his sophomore year, and he went on to drop out of college in the middle of his junior year to follow his dream of becoming a professional musician.
He played several instruments during his performances, including the acoustic guitar, the electric guitar, the keyboard, and the piano.