A native Arkansan, Allen has released two records through 19 Recordings and Jive Records — a self-titled debut in 2009 and 2012′s “Thank You Camellia” — since he was crowned American Idol in May 2009. The opening act for Friday's concert at the Center for the Arts will be the country sister duo Nik and Sam. Like Allen, they are natives of Arkansas. Learn more about Kris Allen. Learn more about Nik and Sam.