2022 release, the first album in 10 years from the country music star. On The Art of Dreaming, Allen incorporates the best of all worlds from the writing, recording, and production. The new collection marries her creative gifts into an engaging, cohesive 12-song package that honors her rich tapestry of musical experiences. Half of the songs are new, and the other half are a few of the singer's favorites she kept in her back pocket. "Blue Collar Baby," which Allen wrote with Al Anderson, is just such an example. An up-tempo country rocker that begs for a dance floor, "Blue Collar Baby" is a celebration of hard-working, American men.