Gary Allan Schedule
After playing an infinite number of smoky clubs and bars with his father as a teen, eventually
country music superstar Gary Allan steered his own band through the fairs and venues of Southern California for multiple years
before inking a deal with Decca Records and dropping albums that have yielded a string of critically acclaimed hits.
of his hard work paid off, and today, Gary Allan is one of the megastars of the country music scene. Allan is headed out on
the road with stops scheduled at venues like the Hard Rock Live in Biloxi, Mississippi; National Peanut Festival Fairgrounds
in Dothan, Alabama; The Showroom at Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona; and more.
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Hailing from La Mirada, California, Gary Allan Herzberg was brought up in a household that placed a strong
emphasis on music. It was Allan's mother who always made sure the family's guitars were ever present in the home. When he
was just 13, Allan played in honky tonks alongside his father. And at the age of 15, he was courted by A&M Records, but
turned down the deal. His parents wanted him to focus on his education, and Allan's father believed that Gary still had to
polish his own authentic style. Despite his dedication to completing his education, Allan said that he found it hard to pay
attention in class: "I played the bars at night, I was half asleep when I got to school. I thought sleep was what you did
when you go to school."
After high school graduation, Allan forged on performing at clubs and bars with his band, the
Honky Tonk Wranglers. They were always able to bring down the house, filling the venues to capacity. Promoters frequently
made the effort to get them into larger clubs as well, but the moves would have necessitated Allan to quit playing some older
country music, which he didn't want to do.
In 1993, Allan met songwriter/producer Byron Hill through a mutual friend
and talent scout named Jim Seal. They were introduced at the Lion D'or in Downey, California, where Allan regularly took the
stage. They asked Allan permission to use the venue to show off an unsigned act. Hill had set up an opportunity to bring the
head of A&R to the concert to see this unsigned act take the stage. Allan agreed to letting them use his stage. In return,
Hill made a promise to Allan to have the A&R head stay for Allan's performance slot. Allan made a huge impression, and
Hill put plans in motion for Allan to lend his vocals on some existing demo tracks. Hill eventually became the head of A&R
at BNA Entertainment and instantly wanted to ink a deal with Allan. But current roster conditions and other circumstances
hampered the deal.
Allan soldiered on, and took a car sales job. A demo tape of his was left in the glove box of a truck
bought by a well-to-do couple. When the couple found out that Allan was the singer, they cut a check for $12,000. The funding
enabled Allan to afford a trip to Nashville to record some of the tunes that were on that initial demo tape.
fall of 1995, Hill and Allan worked for a few days on four tunes that Hill unveiled to record labels. The recordings brought
multiple labels to Allan's door, including Decca, RCA and Mercury. Eventually, Decca won Allan over. His first three albums
included: Used Heart for Sale, It Would Be You and Smoke Rings in the Dark. Used Heart for Sale earned the "Best of the Month"
title presented by Stereo Review. It also climbed its way to the Top 20 of the charts, producing a Top 10 hit along the way,
"Her Man." It Would Be You yielded the hit song, "No Judgement Day," which garnered extreme airplay. The title single also
became Allan's second Top 10 hit of the year. And, his third effort, Smoke Rings in the Dark, claimed platinum certification
and produced two hit singles. In 2001, Alright Guy dropped, containing the singles "Man of Me," "The One" and "Man to Man."
See If I Care followed, which included the hits "Nothing On but the Radio," "Tough Little Boys" and "Songs About Rain."
All Over came out in 2005, selling more than 99,000 copies in its first week. It also landed at No. 3 on the Billboard 200
and No. 1 on the magazine's Top Country Albums chart. The deeply touching album served as a healing effort for Allan to deal
with the loss of his third wife to suicide. The album featured the Top 10 singles, "Best I Ever Had" and "Life Ain't Always
His debut Greatest Hits collection dropped in the spring of 2007. The album scored the No. 1 spot on the
Billboard Top Country Albums charts.
Living Hard also arrived in 2007 and produced singles like "Watching Airplanes,"
which settled in for more than 30 weeks on the country charts. His other albums include: Get Off on the Pain (2010); Icon
(2012); and Set You Free (2013).
Gary Allan Albums
Gary Allan's discography is comprised of: Used Heart
for Sale (1996); It Would Be You (1998); Smoke Rings in the Dark (1999); Alright Guy (2001); See If I Care (2003); Tough All
Over (2005); Greatest Hits (2007); Living Hard (2007); Get Off on the Pain (2010); Icon (2012); and Set You Free (2013).
Gary Allan Trivia
The New York Times defined Gary Allan's music as "elegant, often deadpan songs [that] tend
toward manly understatement." Allan's sound is heavily inspired by Merle Haggard and Buck Owens.
Gary Allan Concert
Fans and critics across the nation have been saying it for years, and now is your chance to find out how
fantastic Gary Allan is when he plays live at one of his upcoming shows. From beginning to end you'll be in a state of musical
bliss like you've never experienced, and once the show finally comes to it's inevitable conclusion you'll still take away
awesome memories that you'll look back on fondly for years to come. Gary Allan is one of the best things to happen to country
music in a long time, so if you love this kind of music, then you owe it to yourself to head out to see Gary Allan live while
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