NASHVILLE, TN – American Idol winner and Arkansas native Kris Allen is back in the studio recording a new album.

According to his Twitter account, @krisallen, Allen started recording in Nashville this past Wednesday.  Prior to hitting the studio, Allen spent time working with several writers to help put together some new songs.

“I thought I had good songs before,” Allen told USA Today, “but I spent a week here and wrote two songs a day, pretty much,” collaborating with Tenth Avenue North vocalist Mike Donahey, Cindy Morgan, K.S. Rhoads and other Nashville writers.

You can read more about Allen’s time in the studio and plans for the upcoming album by clicking here.

This will be Allen’s third album.  No information was available as to a possible release date or timeline.