Kris Allen is keeping info about his album close to his vest at this point, but thanks to the internet, word got out via Twitter that he was spotted with Mat Kearney ("Nothing Left To Lose") at a Nashville coffee house today. I have a feeling that info being leaked led to Kris Tweeting this: Hey @matkearney. What about that song we wrote?
Shortly thereafter, Mat Kearney replied: @KrisAllen4Real. I thought it was pretty sweet. But I'm sitting next to you. So....
Another recent songwriter collaborator is Chris Daughtry, who was photographed with Kris at NightBird Recording Studios a few weeks ago (can't find the source of the photo anymore. Was it taken down?). Also in the photo are Steve Sundholm from the studio and Mike Elizondo, who was nominated for a Grammy in 2008 for Producer of the Year. Could this be the producer Kris is working with on his album?? Elizondo has worked with Maroon 5, Fiona Apple, Pink, Natasha Bedingfield, Dr. Dre and 50 Cent.
So ... so far we've got Joe King of the Fray, Mat Kearney, Chris Daughtry, Mike Elizondo, David Hodges, Claude Kelly and Salaam Remi. This shit's looking good.