When Austin was 19 he toured with his Grammy Award-winning guitarist dad Tommy Allsup and the band Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys. In 2005, Austin put out his first record and went on a national tour. Later that year he performed at an event that featured Blake Shelton as part of the lineup. Since then Austin has played in about 150 shows a year. He met his wife at one of his shows and they now have two children.