AASCU Graduates: The Difference We Make

Allen Shamblin

Allen Shamblin

Graduation Year: 1982
Degree Earned: Bachelor's of Business Administration in Marketing
Institution: Sam Houston State University

Allen Shamblin, class of ’82, moved to Austin where he honed his songwriting skills. He moved to Nashville in 1987. In 1989, Randy Travis’ version of Shamblin’s song, “He Walked on Water,” topped country music charts. “I Can’t Make You Love Me,” co-written with Mike Reid, was nominated for a Grammy Award. His song “The House That Built Me,” recorded by Miranda Lambert, was named Song of the Year and Video of the Year at the 2011 Academy of Country Music Awards and the 2010 Country Music Association Awards. In 2009, Shamblin was inducted into The Texas Heritage Songwriters Association.