|Genres:||Country & Bluegrass|
|Tags:||country country pop 80s country 80s female vocalists 90s diva 90s country david allan coe dac new traditionalist country country divas under 2000 listeners|
|Decades:||1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s|
Deborah Lynn Thurmond, 30 September 1953, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. A singer-songwriter, whose songs have proved major successes for other artists, including Dont Worry Bout Me Baby (Janie Fricke) and Can I See You Tonight? (Tanya Tucker), Allens own first US country chart success came in 1979 when she was working as a session singer. Owing to the miracles of modern recording techniques and the thoughtfulness of RCA Records producer Bud Logan, she was chosen to superimpose her vocals over recordings made years earlier by Jim Reeves, a star then dead for almost 15 years. These so-called duets produced three Top 10 US country hits, Dont Let Me Cross Over, Oh, How I Miss You Tonight and Take Me In Your Arms And Hold Me. Between 1980 and 1984, she had eight solo country singles including Baby I Lied (a US country number 4 and US pop number 26) and Ive...