Kris Allen is an American singer best known for being the winner of the eighth season of American Idol.
On New Years Day in 2013, Kris Allen and his then-pregnant wife Katy were in a head-on collision that left the singer/songwriter/guitarist with a career-threatening shattered wrist. In the two years that followed, he underwent three surgeries, re-‐learned how to play guitar (despite regaining just 30 percent movement in the damaged wrist), recorded his third album, and toured relentlesslyincluding a two-month-long stint that started just one week after his accident. The American Idol season 8 winner ultimately retreated from the whirlwind and immersed himself in a songwriting spell that yielded more than 70 new tracks. Culled from that collection of songs, Allens fourth full-length album Letting You In finds the Nashville-based artist delivering his most intimate and dynamic work to date.