Kris Allen Billy Bush Interview (Plus ‘Alright With Me’ Fan Valentine!)

Kris Allen has been on a major media binge in Los Angeles the past two days, promoting his latest single, “Alright With Me”.  Yesterday, he dropped by the Ryan Seacrest show, performed at the Grove for Extra and played the KIIS Purse Party.

JayDaYoungan bone chilling details
JayDaYoungan bone chilling details

Today he sat down for a lengthy interview with Billy Bush (check out the interview after the jump) and will drop by the Rick Dees radio show.

Lucky Kris gets to tell the Naked Hotel Story one more time to Billy Bush!

UPDATE: Kris just tweeted a link the most adorably Beatlesque valentine to his fans. It’s a collage of video from the tour set to “Alright With Me”.  The video was directed by Matthew Leonard.

Video after the JUMP…

Billy Bush Interview

Kris Allen “Alright With Me” (A Thank You To The Fans)

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85 Comments

  1. Great and funny interview. Loving all this promo for AWM! Maybe we will get an add date soon?

  2. Awesome interview!! Looks like Billy was really enjoying the butt nekkid story.

  3. Love the interview. It’s great to see an interviewer point out how well LLWD has done, and continues to do.

  4. billybush: Gr8. Sleep walking nude story was hysterical. ON tonight. RT @RLM1919: @billybush How was @krisallen today?

  5. It’s great to see an interviewer point out how well LLWD has done, and continues to do.

    My thoughts exactly. Is it just Billy’s guess that LLWD will be on the top 10 songs of the year? If it is on that list, that’s fan-freakin-tastic!

  6. Very cool interview and I don’t think Kris minds telling the naked sleepwalking story.

    So Billy says ‘Live Like We’re Dying’ will be in the Top 10 songs of the year. Kris must be thrilled. I know I am.

    Off topic, I’m watching the 11 AM news and there is a cow in a Santa suit unloading cases of toys for a toy drive in Los Cerritos. It’s the Chic-Fil-A cow!

  7. My thoughts exactly. Is it just Billy’s guess that LLWD will be on the top 10 songs of the year? If it is on that list, that’s fan-freakin-tastic!

    It should be high on the list. A year later and it’s still in the top 40 most played songs on HAC. I guess we’ll find out for sure during the year end countdowns.

    I don’t know what criteria Billy Bush uses for the countdown show that he uses, but I remember LLWD being played on his show for a long time.

  8. It’s great to see an interviewer point out how well LLWD has done, and continues to do.

    Yep, sure is!! Also liked that he said “I’d call that a successful year sir”. Don’t think anyone could argue that point.

  9. Great interview! 19’s got him hopping these last couple of days.

    LLWD is still being played on Billy Bush’s show – I’ve noticed spins pop up for his show at least a couple of times this week.

    ETA: BB also played TT quite a bit on his syndicated show. I think it’s safe to assume he’ll be good to AWM as well.

  10. Good interview……he looks so hot in this interview.

    I was going to stay on the music -but wow.

  11. Kris looks great, I love that he mentioned LLWD’s success and its’ great that AWM will played on this show.

  12. What radio station is Billy Bush ? I’m not a radio listener, but I heard LLWD on KBIG yesterday in the car.

    He also has Access Hollywood Live or something, one hour weekday in am on TV.
    Great that Kris has all this press. And yes he looks good.

    I’m in the train station trying to get to Universal City for tonight’s concert.
    The weather is really nice today, but it will go down to the 60’s and rain on Saturday- Monday.

  13. Thanks for answering my question, Elliegrll! Ratna12 (and anyone else who is going), have a blast at the concert tonight!

  14. I hope LLWD does make Top 10 for the year. That would be good for Kris. I hope AWM gets traction.

  15. According to All Access LLWD is #6 on HAC YTD with WWFM right behind:

    6 KRIS ALLEN Live Like We’re Dying 94,411
    7 ADAM LAMBERT Whataya Want From Me 94,283

    On Top 40 they are further down:

    34 ADAM LAMBERT Whataya Want From Me 99,899
    41 KRIS ALLEN Live Like We’re Dying 88,066

    And on AC somewhere in the middle:

    17 KRIS ALLEN Live Like We’re Dying 30,631
    21 ADAM LAMBERT Whataya Want From Me 27,224

    Good job season 8 top 2!

  16. phil – thanks for posting the stats! Very cool that our S8 IDOLS have done so well, and I bet that Kelly, Carrie and Daughtry are there too. Not bad at all for reality show contestants!

  17. radio is so political that I tend not to place too much stock in spin counts. sales are important, as well. anyway, good for him. he’s a nice guy.

  18. Wow! Amazing tour video… love it!

    Are they going to make an official music video for “Alright With Me”? I’m not sure such a video would top this one using tour footage.

  19. Haven’t watched the interview yet cuz I’m still squeeeeeing over the AWM video! Soooooo gooooood! Wonder when they filmed the shots on the steps and in the studio? They’re such ninjas! Maybe this is the “super-secret, super-amazing” surprise that Jim was talking about! Well done KAB! :-)

  20. OMG I’m speechless on that AWM vid and feel such joy watching the entire vid! My little 3-year old girl is watching with me right now and I wish you can hear her sing to it and laughing away at the same time because of the silliness, especially the part where Ryland popped his head up! I LOVE IT and she too and keeps telling me to replay! Thank you Kris and KAB!!!

    So is this the official AWM music vid?

  21. Wow! Amazing tour video… love it!

    Are they going to make an official music video for “Alright With Me”? I’m not sure such a video would top this one using tour footage.

    Nothing could be better than that video, it’s perfect <3 Such a shame that they probably can't use it as an official music video and release it for tv but at least it's on Youtube for us to enjoy…

  22. Maybe this is KAB’s way of saying screw you Jive, we can make our own freaking video. Great job!

  23. That video was so much fun.
    I was confused at first what this is. And Kris’ dancing is adorable. :)

  24. Such a shame that they probably can’t use it as an official music video (released for tv)

    madeformusic, when was it released to TV and what channel?

  25. Maybe this is KAB’s way of saying screw you Jive, we can make our own freaking video. Great job!

    ITA! :)

  26. But if this isn’t the official music vid, why is Kris on the major media binge these 2 days???

  27. Oh My God! the video is so Great! It is just what I hoped for, very Beatlesque, what else could AWM be? Fantastic! I so wish it could be on VH1 count down.

  28. OH. MY. GOD. This is so amazing!!! This captures Kris’ personality and that of the KAB perfectly. This needs to be on VH-1 right now :-)

  29. madeformusic, when was it released to TV and what channel?

    justapixy, I’m sorry about the confusion, I messed up with my wording. Corrected it now “can’t use it as an official music video and release it for tv”. I suck in English, that’s why I usually don’t comment anything…

  30. I’m off work a couple of weeks and couldn’t have timed it better! Yesterday was such a fun, full day of videos, interviews, tweets, etc., that I didn’t think it could get better today. Boy was I wrong! I L.O.V.E. that video :) The media events have been great.

    I am a happy person right now being a Kris fan and having a ball enjoying it with so many others.

  31. justapixy, I’m sorry about the confusion, I messed up with my wording. Corrected it now “can’t use it as an official music video and release it for tv”. I suck in English, that’s why I usually don’t comment anything…

    No problem at all and you don’t suck at English at all. I’m worse and me 2 don’t comment too much though I wanted too sometime.. :)

  32. That Alright With Me video is seriously fantastic! Why isn’t it the official music video and is it confirmed that it isn’t?

  33. I am a happy person right now being a Kris fan and having a ball enjoying it with so many others.

    Me too! So happy that I can’t even describe the joy I’m feeling right now.

  34. I loved the interview with Billy Bush. So much good stuff..Kris was really relaxed and funny… but the AWM video.. OMG. It’s the best thing ever. I think Kris’s friends should always direct and edit his videos. They rock. The band rocks. Kris rocks. This is awesome. x100

  35. I bet the PARTY last night was for the completion of this AWM vid!

  36. It’s the best thing ever. I think Kris’s friends should always direct and edit his videos. They rock. The band rocks. Kris rocks. This is awesome. x100

    ITA.

    I so would love to flail here and everywhere but I have to get at least 4 hours of sleep before I have to go to work. Oh Kris, what you do to my sleeping habits :)

  37. So much Kris goodness in the last 2 days. I love the AWM video- I think it should be the official one. It is just so fun :).

  38. hazel_eyes11 Tune into KTNV Channel 13 Action News at 11 am tomorrow to catch Kris Allen perform live.

  39. justapixy, I’m sorry about the confusion, I messed up with my wording. Corrected it now “can’t use it as an official music video and release it for tv”.

    But you didn’t say why they can’t.

  40. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vouE9OiN0z4&p=7B97B970FB7DBDCD

    Watching this video is fun. No, you cannot hear what Kris says, maybe a word here and there. The real fun is watching Katy & @brunsonbear, John Brunson. He was Kris’s roommate in college freshman year and is a great friend. It was so funny when @brunsonbear went around and asked Kris a question about the new video for AWM!!! Take that girls who only want to ask questions about other Idols, ha!

  41. OH. MY. GOD. This is so amazing!!! This captures Kris’ personality and that of the KAB perfectly. This needs to be on VH-1 right now

    I love the AWM video- I think it should be the official one. It is just so fun .

    YES! YES! YES! I couldn’t agree with this more! What an awesome, awesome video. I can’t even imagine they could do anything more perfect than this. Wow. I’m just speechless right now-how fun, how cool, how awesome!

  42. justapixy:
    11/18/2010 at 6:59 pm
    But if this isn’t the official music vid, why is Kris on the major media binge these 2 days???

    He’s promoting AWM and himself.

  43. phil_atlanta2:
    11/18/2010 at 4:47 pm
    According to All Access LLWD is #6 on HAC YTD with WWFM right behind:

    6 KRIS ALLEN Live Like We’re Dying 94,411
    7 ADAM LAMBERT Whataya Want From Me 94,283

    On Top 40 they are further down:

    34 ADAM LAMBERT Whataya Want From Me 99,899
    41 KRIS ALLEN Live Like We’re Dying 88,066

    And on AC somewhere in the middle:

    17 KRIS ALLEN Live Like We’re Dying 30,631
    21 ADAM LAMBERT Whataya Want From Me 27,224

    Good job season 8 top 2!

    That is so exciting to see! Thanks Phil for that. I love seeing how well my top two favs of all time on Idol from Season 8 doing so well!!! Loving me some Kradam!!

  44. I am really really likeing the “new” single, I liked that one right from the beginning. It was “all right with me” :)

  45. OMG I’m speechless on that AWM vid and feel such joy watching the entire vid! My little 3-year old girl is watching with me right now and I wish you can hear her sing to it and laughing away at the same time because of the silliness, especially the part where Ryland popped his head up! I LOVE IT and she too and keeps telling me to replay! Thank you Kris and KAB!!!

    You really need to record her doing that! I know there is a project somewhere showcase AWM by recording vids of kids and others bopping along to AWM.

  46. You really need to record her doing that! I know there is a project somewhere showcase AWM by recording vids of kids and others bopping along to AWM.

    I did think about recording her except she was sitting on me at that time and my camera wasn’t nearby. I sure hope to capture it someday. :) Btw, thanks for the kids project info as I didn’t know about it at all.

  47. Way to go Kris! The video is fun, adorable, catchy just like the song. Maybe the best part of all of this is Kris taking some control and just going for it. Yay, yay yay and Yeah, Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah!

  48. I LOVE that video!! This should be the official video. They look like they are having a blast. I have the hugest grin on my face. Well done KAB!!

  49. Mother of Pearl! That video is too cute. I’ve watched it three times in a row, and I can’t stop smiling. The shimmy. The jumper cables. Torres twirling the drumstick. Kris messing with the blinds. Laundry on the porch. Ryland. Gads. I think I’m in love. Oh, and the song is great too.

  50. So happy right now! Way to go Kris and all involved with this video. It is fantastic and so hilarious!

  51. YES! YES! YES! I couldn’t agree with this more! What an awesome, awesome video. I can’t even imagine they could do anything more perfect than this. Wow. I’m just speechless right now-how fun, how cool, how awesome!

    That says it all! I agree!

    (I just watched it full-screen and it’s even better because I could see more funny stuff.)

  52. Poor Kris, it looks like he is having yet another bad hair day. Isn’t his younger brother bald?

  53. Poor Kris, it looks like he is having yet another bad hair day. Isn’t his younger brother bald?

    No, Kris is really an alien adopted at birth by the Allen family when his actual family died in a flying saucer crash. So he and Daniel aren’t actually related.

  54. I LOVE that video!! This should be the official video. They look like they are having a blast. I have the hugest grin on my face. Well done KAB!!

    I think it would be a great idea to release this as a video, since it would be a great way to let people see who Kris really is, and not some scripted character or who 19 thinks he is. Months ago Jim Cantiello said that AWM should be the second single, because it showcased Kris’ personality, so it would be good to have a video that did that too.

  55. Just watched the video again (8th time) just to see some more of poor Kris’s bad hair, lol, what I did notice was Ryland being a ‘where’s Wally’, he seemed to pop up all over the place, love it. And Ross you may be right about Kris being an alien, I remember some reporter or whoever saying that Kris’s parents were mr and mrs potato head and they gave birth to a ken doll, I thought it is funny in a mean sort of way but at least that may explain the baldness that kris is apparently about to suffer, or maybe he will just go to seed.

  56. This is the same kind of video Jive had for “Don’t Waste The Pretty” for Allison – right before they dropped her from the label.

  57. Poor Kris, it looks like he is having yet another bad hair day. Isn’t his younger brother bald?

    LMAO!!

    I know you better than you know
    You can fight but it’s not over
    I say to stop but you start to go
    I guess that means it’s L-O-V-E

    I say to look but you turn away
    I say we put our best foot forward
    Will you believe, come next to me
    Oh, why can’t you see, I’m begging you, please

    But it’s alright, alright with me
    It’s alright, alright with me
    It’s alright, alright with me
    It’s alright, alright with me
    It’s alright, alright with me

    L-O-V-E the hair!!! ;) L-O-V-E the video!!!!! Woot! Does VH1 ever pick up unofficial videos?

  58. Ryland being a ‘where’s Wally’, he seemed to pop up all over the place, love it.

    I love seeing Ryland in this video, he seemed to have had a blast making it.

  59. LOL Ross, you’re getting very good and starting to remind me of Kirsten which is an awesome thing!!!

  60. Ryland being a ‘where’s Wally’, he seemed to pop up all over the place, love it.

    When we’re watching earlier, my little girl kept saying: “I want to see that peekaboo guy again” LOL

  61. KNA

    LOL — Sorry to disappoint you, but Jive is not dropping Kris anytime soon — he has sold more music than most of Jive’s other artists this past year.

    Besides that, this video was made by KRIS, his bandmates and his friends. Jive had nothing to do with it.

  62. I want to join the band–if for nothing else, just to hang out with them. This video is awesome.

  63. ross,

    I think this video is the best thing ever (and I don’t even exaggerate that much)and I really would love this to be official mv. I don’t know but shouldn’t they inform audience and fans around the bus that they are filming a video? I’m glad if it isn’t the case.

  64. I don’t know but shouldn’t they inform audience and fans around the bus that they are filming a video?

    I remembered this this morning. It’s the only thing stopping the video from be release as an official video. Those shots are great, but they can always replace them with footage from another live concert.

  65. but they can always replace them with footage from another live concert.

    Excellent idea :) I didn’t think of that.

  66. 1. I love, love, LOVE the video!! I don’t have words to express how fantastic it is.

    2. Kris has one of the most expressive faces I’ve ever seen.

    3. Bald guys are hot.

  67. Bald guys are hot.

    Yup. Look at Daughtry and even Kris’s brother. I thought Daniel looked great in the short AI winners promo vid for Kris.

  68. justapixy

    When we’re watching earlier, my little girl kept saying: “I want to see that peekaboo guy again” LOL

    That is too adorable!

  69. LasVegasLisa: Awesome!!! @krisallen sound checking before Midday!!!! http://plixi.com/p/57879984

    LasVegasLisa: All you @krisallen fans are going to love this interview/performance of “Alright With Me” I’ll post the segment after the show from Midday!

  70. I don’t think Jim Cantiello wrote one thing in that blog that I don’t agree with. I’ve been thinking about the video of Kris listening to LLWD the first time that it was played on Z100, and remembering that he looked prouder than he’s ever looked, but he was also listening to and analyzing the song. As Jim said, this is what 19 and Jive should have been focusing on. Why give a 25 year old a song like The Truth. It doesn’t matter how well he sings it, the song should still fit him, and let people see who he is as an artist. Kris is at his best when he’s able to be himself, and just let loose. So, I hope that both Jive and 19 will just let him do that, and give him more opportunities to let people get to know him.

  71. Kris is at his best when he’s able to be himself, and just let loose. So, I hope that both Jive and 19 will just let him do that, and give him more opportunities to let people get to know him.

    Could not agree more.

    This song and video just make me so happy. I couldn’t help but smile when I watched it. It is just perfection.

  72. Playing catchup! I’m sure this thread is dead by now but had to add! Love the AWM video. I love the part where they are sitting on the steps and sing and playing guitars. How it starts with them just playing and singing but the end of the video it’s all chaos and shenanigans!! Love it. This band has so much chemistry!

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