Biography - Allan Chapman

Nominated for 2013 Songwriter of the Year and for Song of the Year by the Western Music Association

Allan Chapman A three time Grammy nominee, winner of the American Song Festival, a Clio winner, nominated for Song Of The Year by the Academy of Western Artists and The Western Music Association – with songwriting credits going back thirty plus years for performers like The Oak Ridge Boys, Kenny Rogers, Diana Ross, George Jones, Sandy Posey and numerous international recording artists – Allan Chapman has been writing and producing music most of his adult life. A former College English literature teacher, Allan gave that up "to run away and join the music circus" writing songs in Nashville, New York City and Los Angeles.

In the late 1980's Allan returned to Texas to help run the family ranching operation and stayed. The subject matter for the western songs he writes now ranges from the day to day experience of today's rural ranchers to the history of the Great American West.

His 2012 CD Western Folk (songs from the prairie) has been critically acclaimed both in the United States and in Europe

Allan's CD – West of the 98th Meridian – released in 2010 is a journey in song across the western landscape. Two songs have been consistently singled out for radio play – Smoke of the Brandin' Fire and The Stars Over Benjamin.

His CD Sixth Generation (tales of the west) was nominated for Western Album of the year – 2009 by the Western Music Association. His song Boxcars Of Juarez is a top-20 play winner on the Americana Radio Network.

Allan has released 4 music videos (also viewable on YouTube):

Look for Allan as he performs at Cowboy Poetry and Music Gathering and Festivals from Utah to Nevada, Arizona to New Mexico, Texas and California.

Allan lives in rural Wise county Texas with his wife, Rodeo Kate, and various hooved animals.