Coshocton native to perform at fairgrounds

| April 1, 2015

10408589_1068473326512328_7141865259592168739_nCOSHOCTON – Casee Allen wouldn’t be where he is today without the support of his family and friends in Coshocton and that is why the country singer is doing his single release concert in his hometown.

The 2008 Coshocton High School graduate will return to Coshocton for a concert on Friday, April 17, at the Coshocton County Fairgrounds. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the concert starts at 7 p.m. Bleacher presale tickets are $5, floor presale tickets are $10 and kids 10 and under are free. To reserve tickets, call 740-294-7183 or purchase them at Woodbury Outfitters. Proceeds benefit the Coshocton County 4-H Horse Committee towards barn improvements and the Silver Bar Saddle Club.

All presale ticket purchasers will receive a free CD single from Allen.

“They are going to get it before iTunes and the radio,” he said. “I want to give back to my hometown because that is where it all started.”

Allen got his first drum set when he was 3-years-old and often performed in talent shows while growing up, but he put music aside to dedicate time to wrestling. That all changed once he got out of high school.

“I was going to OSU Newark and cage fighting and even coached some wrestling, but music was still a hobby,” Allen said. “My brother and I would play in the backyard and it would be full of people. We started getting asked to play at birthday and graduation parties and at local bars.”

They ended up forming a band called Route 83 that got asked to play in Put-in-Bay. While there he met Kip Moore, who is known for the song, “Somethin’ ‘Bout A Truck.”

“He asked me what I do and I told him I was selling cars and going to college,” Allen said. “He told me I needed to go to Nashville (Tennessee) and write my butt off. My brother and I packed up and were just going to go for one night, but we ended up staying.”

Allen never forgot where he came from though and is planning to also treat concert goers to the chance to be in his first ever music video.

“I’ve got the acting part shot and will have a crew from Nashville fly in to film the live half of the video at the (April 17) concert,” he said. “I always said I was going to do this in my hometown and I’m really looking forward to making that happen. Plus I get to help my little cousin raise money (for the Coshocton County 4-H Horse Committee and Silver Bar Saddle Club). I hope this is a sell out.”

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I started my journalism career in 2002 with a daily newspaper chain. After various stops with them, I am happy to be back home! I graduated from Coshocton High School in 1998 and received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication in 2002 from Walsh University. I also earned several awards while working for daily papers, including being honored by Coshocton County’s veterans for the stories I wrote about them. I am honored and ready to once again shine a positive light on Coshocton County. I also am the proud mother of a little girl named Sophia!

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