Donald Joseph (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.
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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 for two years before transferring and graduating from Shaw High School.