June 19, 2015 Allen Hurt has written more than 1500 country songs. His music was played on radio stations throughout the US and Europe. His career crossed paths with music legends such as Ray Price, Don Williams, Bobby Bare and Del McCoury, along with his mentor Porter Wagoner. His musical talents earned him 14 Gold and 2 Double Platinum music sales awards. His awards are: ?The Texas Music Legends Award? in 2005, ?Gatesville Country Music Hall of Fame inductee?, and the ?2013 Gatesville Country Music Hall of Fame Entertainer of The Year.? member of the Country Music Association (CMA), and an honorary member of the Fort Worth Songwriters Association. Allen?s band, ?The Mountain Showmen? is composed of Fred Speers and Kurt Henry. Fred Speers performs on lead guitar and mandolin as part of the group?s unique ability to perform either country or bluegrass music during shows. He is a top musician in the industry with a background as long time a guitarist for country star, David Alan Coe. Today Fred proudly performs as a member of ?The Mountain Showmen?. Kurt Henry performs on drums providing that smooth touch that makes the ?showmen sound? truly come alive during shows. His background in the music industry spans a lifetime of professional experience performing with many greats that have graced the stage. Today, Kurt is proud to be a member of ?The Mountain Showmen?.