The songs and the group name “Folks Like Them”, is a tip of the hat to people of all generations who put family and community first. Chris’s grandfather, Allen’s dad, drove big rigs and ran a small farming business. Allen’s mother, Chris’s grandmother, was a teacher, musician, and homemaker. They passed down a work ethic and a sense of personal responsibility that continues to inspire their songs and their lives. The songs also pay tribute to the people and places in the small towns where Allen and Chris grew up.