After graduating Vanderbilt’s Blair School of Music in 1991 with a degree in classical guitar, John Allen joined Capitol Records A&R department. He eventually joined Bug Music Publishing in 1995 and rose to the position of vice president, running the Nashville Bug office for several years. Bug recently merged with BMG Chrysalis which greatly expanded the artists from all genres that he works closely with. John has also served on the board of directors for the Americana Music Association for 10 years and is currently on the board of directors for Leadership Music as well as the founding board of the Nashville Chapter of AIMP.