3 November 1980 |
|Occupation(s)||Singer, Songwriter, Musician|
|Instruments||Guitar, Fiddle, Upright Bass|
|Labels||Blue Yodel Records, Shut Eye Records|
Joey Allcorn (born November 3, 1980) is a country music singer/songwriter known for his own brand of traditional honky-tonk-style country music and writing many of his own songs. He has recorded three studio albums, 50 Years Too Late (2006) and All Alone Again (2009), both having been released on his Blue Yodel Records label, and one, Nothing Left To Prove, set to be released in 2014. He cites Hank Williams Sr., Ernest Tubb, Faron Young, Lefty Frizzell, and Jimmie Rodgers among his idols and modern-day influences include BR549, Wayne Hancock, Robbie Fulks and Dale Watson.
Joey Allcorn was born in Columbus, Georgia. Growing up an only child, Joey listened primarily to mainstream country music of the time until the early 1990s when bands like Nirvana and Alice In Chains became popular. He was first exposed to traditional country music at the age of 14 by his mother after she purchased a Hank Williams Greatest Hits CD. Inspired by Williams music, Joey began writing his own songs and learning to play guitar. At the age of 17, Allcorn entered a regional talent show and won first place. He attended Jordan High School[disambiguation needed] for two years before transferring and graduating from Shaw High School.
His first release, 50 Years Too Late, featured 13 songs written by Allcorn and featured duets with Hank Williams III and Those Poor Bastards. The album was produced by Joey Allcorn and Tim Lawrence (Linda Ronstadt, Trick Pony) and featured musicians Johnny Hiland (Toby Keith, Ricky Skaggs), Donnie Herron (BR549, Bob Dylan), Andy Gibson (Hank III) and Walt Cunningham (George Jones). It was released on Blue Yodel Records, October 6, 2006.
All Alone Again was released July 7, 2009, and featured 13 songs written by Allcorn, who produced the album alongside Grammy Award–winning producer/engineer Eric McConnell (Todd Snider, Jack White). The album was recorded in McConnells East Nashville studio and featured musicians Lloyd Green (Charley Pride, Alan Jackson), Hank Singer (Faron Young, George Jones) Dave Roe (Johnny Cash, Dwight Yoakam) and would become one of the final sessions for legendary steel guitar player Don Helms (Hank Williams, Ray Price, Patsy Cline).
Nothing Left To Prove, Allcorn's third album, is scheduled to be released in 2014.
Capitol Hill testimony
On June 28, 2007, Allcorn appeared before the United States House Committee on Small Business, arguing against federal royalty increases on internet radio stations. Allcorn presented himself as a niche market performer whose success depended, in large part, on his music's online accessibility.
- 50 Years Too Late (Blue Yodel Records, 2006)
- All Alone Again (Blue Yodel Records, 2009)
- Nothing Left To Prove (2014)
- "The United State Of Americana, Vol. 2" (Shut Eye Records, 2005) (Contributing Track: "I Just Don't Know")
- "Outlaw Radio Chicago Compilation, Vol. I (Solitary Records, 2010) (Contributing Track: "Gone But Not Forgotten Blues")
- "Southern Independent Vol. II (Black Country Rock, 2011) (Contributing Track: "Whatever Kills Me First")
- "Outlaw Radio Chicago Compilation, Vol. II (Solitary Records, 2012) (Contributing Track: "Sad Songs And Waltzes")
- "River Town Rock House" (Razor Point Records, 2012) (Contributing Tracks: "Son of a Ramblin' Man" and "Down in Lousianne")
- "Long Gone Daddy" (Hank Williams III, Curb Records, 2012) (Contributing Track: "This Ain't Montgomery")
- "Ashes & Angels" (Fifth on the Floor, eOne Entertainment, 2013) (Vocals on "Same Old Thing")
- "Midnight: The Death Of Hank Williams" (Various Artists, 2013) (Vocals on "Midnight", "The Death Of Hank Williams", "Death Is Only A Dream" & "Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way")
- Book: Outlaws Still At Large by: Neil Alexander Hamilton (2013)
- Allcorn, Joey (2007). "Testimony of Joey Allcorn - Professional Singer, Songwriter, Small Business Owner - Before the Committee on Small Business, United States House of Representatives", books.google.com. Accessed 25 January 2011.
- Cruz, Gilbert (2007). "Last Stand of Internet Radio?", TIME.com. Accessed 23 February 2010.