With long, flowing hair and signature hard rock vocals, Gregg Allman sure does stick out
in a musical crowd. The former Allman Brothers frontman has been enjoying solo success since the mid-1970s. He began to gain
recognition for his solo career in the late 70s and early 80s, but his biggest hit came in the 1987 with the release of "I'm
No Angel." Since then, Allman has seen the ups and downs of the music industry like many artists have, but has persevered
and become one of the biggest legends in rock and roll history.
Allman has had an illustrious career and managed to
have success not only in rock and roll, but in the R&B and blues genres as well. In fact, his album, Low Country Blues
that was produced by the legendary T-Bone Burnett earned Allman a Grammy nomination for Best Blues Album in 2011. He has released
almost a dozen solo albums, and continues to lure fans with his emotive vocals and down-home charm. He's currently on tour,
and will be making stops in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Daytona Beach and even Bryon Bay in Australia.
Allman is not only a talented singer, but he has also had success as an actor. He had acting roles in the 1989 film Rush Week
and the 1991 film Rush. He has also been featured in episodes of Superboy and the hit Fox animated series, Family Guy.
About the Artist
Gregg Allman had a tragic start to life. His father, who was a respected military man, was murdered
by an acquaintance, leaving his mother to raise him and his brother by herself. She briefly sent Allman and his brother Duane
to military school so she could finish her accounting degree. The family eventually relocated to Daytona Beach, Florida where
Allman and his brother fell in love with music. They went to see big-name artists like Jackie Wilson, Otis Redding and B.B.
King perform in person, which further inspired the boys to pursue their musical passions. Allman left high school after tenth
grade to focus completely on his career. After realizing that breaking into the music business wasn't as easy as it looked,
Allman went back to school and graduated. He planned to go to college to become a dental surgeon. But he eventually put that
on hold to join his brother's band.
The two found moderate success performing with various bands in the late 1960s.
The brothers relocated to Los Angeles during that time, and signed with Liberty Records. The record label called the band
The Hour Glass and added renowned musicians Pete Carr, Johnny Sandlin and Paul Hornsby. They played a mixture of rock and
roll and psychedelic blues. The brothers eventually left the group and formed The Allman Brothers Band that was hugely successful.
Gregg Allman really began to shine in the early 1970s when he embarked on a solo career. He released his first album, Laid
Back in 1973 to critical acclaim. The world began to know the singer as a solo performer who could hold his own. The album
included songs like "Midnight Rider," which peaked at No. 19 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. For the next several
years, he performed and began mixing original songs with Allman Brothers classics, as well as blues, R&B and soul music.
Then, in 1987, he hit it big again with his chart-topping song, "I'm No Angel." The song catapulted the singer's career into
the stratosphere, making him even more of a household name.
Today, the singer continues to perform and tour regularly.
And his success has never wavered. In fact, he received a Grammy nomination in 2011, decades after he burst onto the music
scene. There's nothing this talented performer can't do, and there's never a dull moment when he's up on stage.
Gregg Allman not only had to break into the music business once, but twice—first as a part of the
Allman Brothers Band and then again as a solo artist. It wasn't always easy for the singer. He had to struggle just like every
other musician who dreams of becoming a professional singer. But, with a lot of hard work and a little luck, Allman found
his way into the music business and has wowed music fans for decades. He found early success with the release of his first
album, Laid Back, that included some Allman Brothers favorites and some original music. Then in 1987, he became a household
name with the single "I'm No Angel." Since then, the singer has proved his worth in the music world, and continues to perform
for devoted fans everywhere.
Gregg Allman still has his flowing locks and he still knows
how to belt out his classic tunes with his unique blues-rock voice. With as much excitement and enthusiasm as he had in the
70s and 80s, Allman puts on a memorable show that will have you singing along and dancing in your seat. Whoops and hollers
from the crowd tell Allman that he still has what it takes to get the crowd on their feet. And with the help of a talented
backing band, this seasoned musician gives his devoted fans something to cheer about.