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 ensemble led Allan to follow in his father’s footsteps and start his own lineup. When Allan returned to those same honky tonks with his own combo, the style of music was true Bakersfield country: Merle Haggard, Buck Owens, and the rest. Allan spent most of his twenties honing his skills as a new traditionalist country vocalist; 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 record deal was picked up by MCA, which gave us 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 before beginning work on a follow-up album, and when See If I Care appeared in September 2003, it was another solid set of Bakersfield-derived country and poignant balladry. Tough All Over, a Top Ten hit, arrived in 2005. A greatest-hits collection was put forth early in 2007, came by a new studio project, Living Hard, later in the year.
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Gary Allan Performs Every Storm (Runs Out of Rain) Live at Yahoo Ram Country Studios.
On the heels of his latest album release, Set You Free, and single success with “Every Storm (Runs Out of Rain),” which sold over 100,000 copies in its first week and earned his first career #1, Gary Allan stopped by the [...]
Academy of Country Music Announces Line Up for Free Concert Series, 2013 Fremont Street Experience.
For the 7th consecutive year in the run-up to the annual ACM Awards, the Academy of Country Music is offering a FREE concert series to country fans attending the weekend’s festivities in Las Vegas. The concerts take place on Friday, April [...]
Gary Allan’s Ryman Show Sells Out Minutes After Tickets Go On Sale.
Gary Allan is on fire here lately with his hit single “Every Storm (Runs Out of Rain)” and his brand new, #1 Billboard Album, Set You Free. But the good news just keeps rolling in!
Tickets to Allan’s Ryman show on April 17 SOLD OUT [...]
Gary Allan Hits with Full Force with New Album Release Set You Free.
Gary Allan’s single “Every Storm (Runs Out Of Rain),” featured on his new album which dropped last week, is already a run away success having reached Gold status earlier this month. After listening to Set You Free from beginning to end and over [...]
This Week We Salute Gary Allan, Get Your Shot of Country!
Next week Gary Allan releases his brand new album, Set You Free, and so, we decided to salute Gary and his current hit single “Every Storm (Runs Out of Rain)” with this week’s Shot of Country. Now, we like to think of Gary Allan as [...]
Enter to Win A Signed Copy of Gary Allan’s Set You Free Album!
Gary Allan will be releasing his brand new album Set You Free next Tuesday, January 22nd, and we have your chance to win a signed copy! The album features his hit single (certified gold!) “Every Storm (Runs Out of Rain)” the success of [...]
Gary Allan New Album Set You Free Release Date, Track Listing, Pre-Order Info and More!
There are few things we love more at CMNB than new music, and happily one of our team’s favorite artists, Gary Allan, will be releasing a brand new album later this month! The new record is titled, Set You Free, and [...]
The Official Music Video For Gary Allan’s “Every Storm (Runs Out Of Rain).”
Gary Allan’s single “Every Storm (Runs Out Of Rain)” is burning up country charts and we couldn’t be more thrilled! The video for the song is out and it’s a good one!
There is rain (of course) and Allan and it is a pretty [...]
Gary Allan Debuts Lyric Video for Current Single “Every Storm“.
Gary Allan released his powerful and moving new single, “Every Storm” October 2nd, and now, he’s debuted a lyric video for the song! This is such a great song, and we’re very happy to be getting new music from Allan. I don’t know why, but [...]
Gary Allan’s New Single, “Every Storm (Runs Out of Rain)” Hits Radio.
Gary Allan’s new single “Every Storm (Runs Out Of Rain)” went on sale last week at iTunes and in just 7 days, Allan’s fans purchased a over 48,927 downloads. The song hit the Top 40 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles Chart with [...]