Thirsty Thursday Featuring Cam Allen
Thank you so much for chatting with us Cam! What song that you have recorded means the most to you and why? My song Daydream is my favorite and most meaningful song that I have recorded and released so far. It’s the first song I wrote out of pure emotion on the spot, it’s pretty much about the guy in the relationship being hopeful and feeling like things are going great, but in the end the girl’s just not feeling it. The song follows the shock and heartbreak that comes from being blindsided by someone being on a completely different page in a relationship.
You recently released your new single, "Lake Days," that you also co-wrote. Tell us about the writing process and where the idea came from. “Lake Days” was co-written with Landon Bolf, and the idea came from just a goofy mindset knowing that summer was coming, and we needed a song to jam out to. I’ve never been a hardcore “lake rat” because I don’t like the feeling of mud on my feet, but I like being on the water and on boats chilling with friends. We would rent Airbnb’s in high school and hang out at the lake. Those are some of my best memories.
When/where do you do your best writing? I am most inspired when I’m writing in a dark room with some mood lighting, maybe alone or only with a couple of people. I write best in an atmosphere where I don’t feel judged by others in the room or the musicians I’m working with. My creative process is very important to the end feeling of my music.
Do you have any pre-show rituals? Too many rituals. I would say my biggest one is to not eat too much before performing and to make sure I’m looking my best. Then, I’m ready to roll! Right before we go onstage, the band huddles up and says a quick prayer of thanks. Honestly, a bunch of our band members have played on sports teams before, so it’s similar to a pre-game prayer. We pray, get hyped, connect as a team and then we are good to go.
At the end of the day, what do you hope is the message of your music? What do you hope people take away from your songs? I want people to feel a sense comfort and peace from some of my songs, but also feel pumped up and energetic when they listen to my other hype music. I hope people take away from my music that I put my all into it and was as creative as I could be.
Where is your favorite place to eat in your hometown? My favorite restaurants in Moore, Oklahoma are Fuzzy’s and Hifi Burgershop. At Fuzzy’s, I’ll get the bean burrito with rice and sour cream, and at Hifi, I like the grilled onion burger. Hifi is the place I go when I’m really hungry, and Fuzzy’s is my comfort food.
What’s on your pizza? Do you fold your pizza or eat it straight on? Ranch or no ranch? My choice of pizza would have Canadian bacon, and sausage. I usually fold my pizza and dip it in ranch.
If I was a bartender, what would you order? A whiskey and Coke. I’m a Coke man in general, and whiskey and Coke just goes down easy. I often drink whiskey when I’m relaxing.
If you could share a meal with any 4 individuals, living or dead, who would they be? Justin Bieber, Morgan Wallen, George Strait, and Theo Von. I’d like to see Morgan Wallen and Theo Von together because I think they are funny as Hell and we’d have a good time. I think George and Justin are the greatest in their genres, so it would be pretty dope to hang out with them and hear their stories.
Finally, if you could be sponsored by one food/drink brand who would it be and why? Jack Daniels, I wrote an entire song inspired by it after all! Or I’d also like a Fiji water sponsorship. It might seem random, but it’s my favorite water and my go-to drink after a show. I’m also a huge fan of Big-League Chewing gum. Reminds me of my baseball days.
About Cam Allen Cam Allen and his band of musicians from Oklahoma and Texas have quickly risen through the country music ranks across the Midwest. Blending south side Oklahoma roots with an unmistakable Nashville sound, Cam has headlined numerous sold-out shows and shared the stage with some of the country’s top music talent, including Dustin Lynch, Randy Rogers, Chris Cagle, Corey Kent and Mike Ryan.
Connecting with fans at festivals like Calf-Fry Festival 2022 and SWOSUpalooza 2022, Cam’s music traverses a broad spectrum of emotion but is grounded in his authentic style and unique timbre. Shrouded with relatability, Cam’s mellow, yet catchy tracks narrate stories ranging from love and heartbreak to themes of relationships, family and friends. For Cam, “there's a lot about finding your way through life as things change, relationships change, and you walk your path of ups and downs.” As the lead vocalist, Cam is currently supported by a four-piece band. Will Murray is on lead guitar, Zander Silva is on guitar, Desmund Richey is on bass and Carlos Encarnacion is on drums. These self-taught musicians would gather in their parents’ garages to play music together after their wrestling matches, baseball and football games in high school and college. Now based in Moore, Okla., their love for music and passion for writing evolved over the years into a bluesy tinged vocal sound influenced by classic country greats and Texas red dirt styles. The music community was first introduced to Cam through a Tweet of him performing that went viral, putting a social spotlight on his music. Cam’s distinct voice landed him on American Idol in March 2021 on Season 19 and would result in him being signed to GOAT Music Group.
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