Springfield, MO – Award-winning musician, Caleb Allen, was announced today as the newest Tate Music Group artist. Allen signed with the label after performing in a national spotlight showcase earlier this year. The one-album deal represents a significant upgrade to Allen’s self-titled first album, an EP released in late 2014.
“I’m so excited to work with TMG on this new album,” said Allen. “This an opportunity not many artists get, but I’m thankful to be able to take my music to the next level.” Allen, 24, has been a professional musician since the age of 5, when he began traveling full-time with his family of ten. Their unique lifestyle of living on motorcoach for more than 19 years as an international performing artist drew the attention of cable television last year, when The Allen Family was featured in a special reality pilot, “Home Sweet Bus”.
“The TV show was a super fun experience and really opened up a lot of doors for my solo career,” said Allen, who has recently left the family group to pursue his own unique style of music. “My music is fun, it’s big, it’s soulful, and it has a lot of heart. I like to sing about the positive side of life, commitment, forgiveness, true love, stuff that matters.”
After successfully funding his first album through a grassroots crowdfunding campaign, Allen is now has an opportunity to unlock the limits of his music. With the record label footing the majority of the bill for production, marketing, and distribution, he is free to focus on his music and his family. “It’s a great feeling,” Allen commented, “To write a song knowing that it can be the best it can possibly be.”
Allen has started a followup campaign, hosted on Kickstarter.com, to get this project off the ground with an initial investment of $1,000. Backers receive first access to new music and behind-the-scenes content. Allen is even offering a private home concert and album release party as a reward. Allen says the previous campaign allowed him to connect with his fans and share the process of recording with them in a very personal way. Because of this, he has given his fans, both old and new, an opportunity to invest in this project also.
Caleb Allen lives with his wife, Steffanie, and their twin boys, Jackson and Ashton (22mos.), in Springfield, Missouri where he works part-time as office coordinator for TAFM, a non-profit organization building orphanages in Africa. In addition to making music, he enjoys playing golf and reviewing movies for his podcast blog. For more about Caleb, visit www.calebballen.com
Tate Music Group is a division of Tate Publishing and Enterprises LLC, based in Mustang, Oklahoma. They partners with artists to provide them with the production, manufacturing, distribution and promotion they need to succeed in today’s music industry. For more information on TMG and their artists, visit www.tatemusicgroup.com