Kris Allen was born on June 21, 1985, in the USA. He is mostly known for his win at the 8th season of American Idol. Allen’s most famous songs are “No Boundaries” and “Live Like We Are Dying”. He has several music award nominations and holds a BMI Pop Music Award.
When Allen was studying at the Mills College he spent all of his free time playing the violin in the school orchestra. His goal was to be accepted in the State orchestra. While playing the violin, Allen learned how to play the guitar on his own. Besides that, he mastered the piano and the Hawaiian guitar.
In 2007, Kris Allen and his college friends established a band. The same year they released their first album Brand New Shoes, which failed to get into any charts but sold 600 copies in the USA. When performing in American Idol, Allen used a few songs from that album.
Allen is a very religious person and he was a leader of the new life church movement in his local town. He travelled around the world doing Christian missionary work.