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    Gary Allan

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    Genre:Country
    Rank:1906 history »
    Rate:
    3.4/5 from 5 users
    Albums:12
    Songs:116

    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
    10
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    Every Storm (Runs Out Of Rain) lyrics

    Most Popular Albums (more)

    1
    5.0/5
    Smoke Rings in the Dark [MCA] [1999]
    2
    5.0/5
    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]

    Biography

    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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      019-06-2008 00:38
       
      what a great song
       RulezWrld says:
      026-03-2008 02:20
       
      I think Has to be the best song he has ever released. Close second and third are Smoke Rings In The Dark, and Best I Ever Had. Such a fun song to perform for Karaoke!!!
      006-11-2007 03:02
       
      This song is amazing. My favorite by Gary Allan.
       tark2 says:
      015-10-2007 16:33
       
      This Song is awesome. It's soooo good I love it so much.
      I cna't believ that I'm the first person to leave a review on it.
      I love Gary Allen! I give him HUGE Props for this Song.


      [b]I wonder what you'd do if you looked out your window
      And saw me runnin' down the runway
      Just like I was crazy
      But that fence is too high, so am I.
       landon017 says:
      014-01-2007 17:39
       
      oh gah this song is for my ex bf too
       sarah1604 says:
      019-09-2006 02:17
       
      i love this song, gary allan has such a nice voice. i noticed when i searched for this song, though, that it was also there with his name spelled wrong and that one had a rating of 4078 while this one with his name spelled right is 9300...i thought that was a big difference in ranking for just the name spelled differently...i don't even know how i noticed that, because i never look at that stuff.
       lebouche says:
      018-09-2006 18:43
       
      I love this song!! its sooooo beautiful!!! the lyrics are really amazing!!
       Leslo3105 says:
      014-08-2006 17:28
       
      Okay, first off Gary Allan did a MUCH better job with this song than Vertical Horizon. Secondly, I just attended my SECOND concert last night in 3 months. Rascal Flatts w/ Gary Allan as their special guest. He CLEARLY explained BOTH times that... This song was sent to him after his wife died and he found himself listening to it over and over. Therefore he recorded it himself. NOW.. why is it such a big deal that he did since about every artist out there re-records music that has been done before? He never has taken credit for writing this song or creating it or whatever. It helped him get through what was going on with his wife. This song is very sad and gives me the chills as well. Though, to feel the real impact of emotions... you really need to hear it LIVE!! It's amazing and so touching that it will bring you to tears. I just wanted to clear up that he did not ever take credit for this song and he admitted that it was sent to him and he re-recorded it. I don't mean to be rude if I sound it but still...

      Gary Allan is so hott too
       sherry2005 says:
      017-05-2006 23:19
       
      This song is so true and it helps me feel better when i had a hard day.
      014-04-2006 01:11
       
      okay so not triumph, bad word, overcoming his obstacles, his hell... his wife's suicide
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