Kristopher Neil Allen

There’s an old saying that you should never meet your heroes for fear they won’t be as advertised, but that doesn’t apply to anyone who looks up to Kris Allen. The Arkansas-raised singer-songwriter is as genuine and down-to-earth today as he was more than a decade ago, before earning his big break on “American Idol” and cementing his place in Arkansas lore.
Allen, 35, laughs at the idea of living with the pretension and star-strut of a TV singing competition champion, something that has… Kristopher Neil Allen