Conversations with Missy: David Allen, Nashville Elvis Festival

by Missy Wolf / 2132 days ago / Comments

The journey to becoming an Elvis Tribute Artist is different for everyone. Though many of the ETAs started out as young Elvis fans, their stories are all uniquely different. For ETA David Allen, his beginning was not what I expected.

As Allen described the moments that led to him becoming an Elvis Tribute Artist, I could not help but smile. Who would have known that a simple command from his father would change his life? Allen explained it was watching his father, who had seen Elvis perform 5 times, sing Elvis karaoke that started this journey.  Watch our full conversation to hear how Allen got his start as an Elvis Tribute Artist.

During our conversation at the 2018 Nashville Elvis Festival, Allen shared that he has traveled all over the world paying tribute to "The King". From Mexico to Japan, Canada to Brazil and everywhere in between, Allen has performed as Elvis for many adoring fans. Wondering what it was like to be an ETA performing in Japan, I asked Allen about his experience. It was immediately clear by his response the level of appreciation Allen has for what he is able to do. 

If you have not yet gotten to know ETA David Allen, please check out his website and follow him on social media now. Be sure to share his pages with your friends to show your support. Also, the next time there is an Elvis Festival near you be sure to go. I promise you will have a great experience. ~Missy



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About Missy Wolf

Missy Wolf Co-Founder, Editor, Journalist & Vice President of the American Country Music Association

From an early age I knew music and entertainment were in my blood. I have always been enamored with the idea of being in this industry, though I never wanted to be a front and center "Star". Taking the audience behind the scenes for up close conversations with the artists they love is where I want to be. Life in lyrics has always been my style, so as my favorite country artist Wade Hayes sings, I am living my life and chasing my dreams! Conducting interviews, meeting talented people and sharing stories and adventure are my passion. My new favorite hashtag is #iaskyouanswer, so stay tuned for more interviews, articles and adventures!