Kris Allen is a singer, songwriter and guitarist. He self-released an album at age 22 and auditioned for the eighth season of American Idol the following year. After his Idol victory, Allen put out his self-titled major label debut, with lead single “Live Like We’re Dying” climbing to the top 20 on the Billboard Hot 100. He spent the next several years sharing stages with such artists as Maroon 5 and Keith Urban, as well as landing Billboard, Teen Choice and People’s Choice Awards nominations.

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