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    Gary Allan

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    Most Popular Songs (more)

    1Learning How to Bend lyrics
    2All I Had Going Is Gone lyrics
    3No Worries lyrics
    4Living Hard lyrics
    5If It Was A Drink lyrics
    6Don't Leave Her Lonely Too Long lyrics
    7It Would Be You lyrics
    8When You Give Yourself Away lyrics
    9Of All the Hearts lyrics
    Every Storm (Runs Out Of Rain) lyrics

    Most Popular Albums (more)

    Smoke Rings in the Dark [MCA] [1999]
    Living Hard [2007]
    3Alright Guys [MCA] [2001]
    4Multi-Artists Albums: With 1 Track by Gary Allan
    5It Would Be You [Decca] [1998]
    6Used Heart for Sale [Decca] [1996]
    7Get Off on the Pain [2010]
    8Tough All Over [MCA] [2005]
    9Greatest Hits [MCA Nashville] [2007]
    10See If I Care [MCA] [2003]


    Gary Allan hit the honky tonk circuit in his native Southern California at the seasoned age of 12. Playing in and out of the smoky, sweaty bars with his dad's band led Allan to follow in his father's footsteps and start his own band. When Allan returned to those same honky tonks with his own combo, the sound was true Bakersfield country: Merle Haggard, Buck Owens, and the rest. Allan spent most of his 20s honing his skills as a new traditionalist country singer; finally, in 1996, he was picked up by the Decca label. Used Heart for Sale appeared that year, and even if it was a bit timid, the album established Allan as a talented performer with plenty of potential. Two years later, he returned with It Would Be You. This time out, Allan suffered from slick Nashville production, which winnowed away most of his whiskey-soaked barroom charm. Nevertheless, Allan's talent shone through. In 1999, Decca closed its doors. However, Allan's contract was picked up by MCA, who released his Smoke Rings in the Dark later that year. The album combined most of what Allan did best — dusty honky tonk, cracked country ballads — into a solid effort that didn't get too heavy with the Music City sheen. The album even included a rousing cover of the Del Shannon classic "Runaway" that harked back to Allan's younger days on the honky tonk circuit. With 2001's Alright Guy, an accomplished mix of driving, dusty swagger and slow-burn croon, Allan proved that he was only getting better with age. Its single, "Man to Man," became the singer's first number one hit. Allan toured extensively in support of Alright Guy and began work on a follow-up in spring of 2003.

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