|Deborah Allen Is Just Warming Up
By Robert K. Oermann
© 2012 CMA Close Up® News Service / Country Music Association®, Inc.
Singer/songwriter Deborah Allen is receiving fresh honors for yesterday's songs while re-launching her career using today's recording technology.
In 2011, BMI certified her 1983 pop/crossover smash 'Baby I Lied' (written by Allen, Rory Bourke and Rafe Van Hoy) as having been broadcast more than 2 million times. In addition, the performance rights organization certified four other Allen songs as having achieved 1 million broadcast performances: John Conlee's 'I'm Only in It for the Love,' Janie Fricke's 'Let's Stop Talkin' About It,' Patty Loveless' 'Hurt Me Bad in a Real Good Way' and Tanya Tucker's 'Can I See You Tonight.'
Ironically, these honors come with Allen now focusing on 12 new songs for Hear Me Now, her first new collection of Country songs in more than a decade. Though her previous work was released on major labels, this one was issued in August by Delta Rock Records, an indie founded and run by her manager and husband, Raymond Hicks.
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