The City of Toledo has declared Friday, September 24, 2021, as the Rance Allen Group Day. Toledo, Ohio is the adopted hometown of the gospel music collective. Steve Allen and Tom Allen visited with the city's chief executive in his office earlier this week when he officially presented them with the proclamation. The front man, Bishop Rance Allen, passed away in October 2021. His widow, Ellen Allen, called in on the speakerphone to thank the mayor for honoring the group.
The big day coincides with the Rance Allen Group's new retro-soul styled track, "Love Makes the World Go Around" (Tyscot), which debuts on all digital music platforms on September 24th too. The song about peace and brotherhood features Rance Allen's signature squalls alongside the thick harmonies of his brothers, Steve and Tom. Streaming Link: https://smarturl.it/8zosdt
"We actually recorded it years ago and it was never released," Steve Allen told news reporters at the event. "The song is about bringing people together. There's a line in the song that says,' When I look through Love's eyes, things don't look so bad.' and it gives us hope. The Bible says, a house divided against itself will not stand. There's so much division in our country. There's a way to have differences without being angry. We've got to find a way to bring it back to love."