Chanteur Country US né Gary Allan Herzberg, le 5 Décembre 1967 ŕ Montebello (Californie).

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 twenties 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, which 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 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 issued early in 2007, followed by a new studio project, Living Hard, later in the year. The single "Today" arrived in June 2009 and debuted on the chart at number 52, and was followed by the album Get Off on the Pain in early 2010.

http://www.garyallan.com/

Talents : Singer, Songwriter, Guitar, Actor

Style musical : Contemporary Country, Honky-Tonk

  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0iaK7Ie_qpM

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles

07/1996 SP DECCA DRNS7-55227 (US) Her Man / Wake Up Screaming
11/1996 SP DECCA DRNS7-55289 (US) Forever And A Day / Living In A House Full Of Love
05/1997 SP DECCA DRNS7-72003 (US) From Where I'm Sitting / Wine Me Up
09/1997 SP DECCA DRNS7-72018 (US) Living In A House Full Of Love / Of All The Hearts
02/1998 SP DECCA DRNS7-72039 (US) It Would Be You / Send Back My Heart
06/1998 SP DECCA DRNS7-72059 (US) No Man In His Wrong Heart / Baby I Will
10/1998 SP DECCA DRNS7-72079 (US) I'll Take Today / I've Got A Quarter In Pocket
08/1999 SP MCA MCAS7-72109 (US) Smoke Rings In The Dark / Right Where I Need To Be
12/1999 SP MCA 088-172140-7 (US) Lovin' You Against My Will / I'm The One
06/2000 SP MCA 088-172180-7 (US) Right Where I Need To Be / Don't Tell Mama
06/2001 SP MCA 088-172213-7 (US) Man Of Me / Sorry
12/2001 SP MCA 088-172232-7 (US) One / I'm Doin' My Best
06/2002 SP MCA 088-172256-7 (US) Man To Man / Alright Guy
06/2003 CD MCA B-000946-21 (US) Tough Little Boys / I Can Love You
2004 CD MCA B-0002358-21 (US) Songs About Rain
2007 DI UNIVERSAL ? (US) A Feelin' Like That
2007 DI UNIVERSAL ? (US) Watching Airplanes
2008 CD MCA 02842 (US) Learning How To Bend / Learning How To Bend / Learning How To Bend
07/2009 DI MCA ? (US) Today

Albums

09/1996 CD DECCA DRND 11482 (US) USED HEART FOR SALE - Send Back My Heart / Her Man / Forever And A Day / Livin' In A House Full Of Love / All I Had Going Is Gone / Used Heart For Sale / Of All The Hearts / From Where I'm Sittin' / Wine Me Up / Wake Up Screaming
05/1998 CD DECCA DRDN 70012 (US) IT WOULD BE YOU - It Would Be You / No Man In His Wrong Heart / Don't Leave Her Lonely Too Long / I'll Take Today / I Ain't Runnin' Yet / She Loves Me She Don't Love You / I've Got A Quarter In My Pocket / Baby I Will / Red Lips Blue Eyes Little White Lies / It Took Us All Night Long To Say Goodbye / Forgotten But Not Gone / No Judgement Day
10/1999 CD MCA 170111 (US) SMOKE RINGS IN THE DARK - Smoke Rings In The Dark / Right Where I Nedd To Be / Don't Tell Mama / Lovin' You Against My Will / Sorry, Cryin' For Nothin' / Bourbon Borderline / Runaway / Learning To Live With Me / Cowboy Blues / I'm The One / Greenfields
10/2001 CD MCA 170201 (US) ALRIGHT GUY - Man To Man / Devil's Candy / What I'd Say / Man Of Me / Adobe Walls / What's On My Mind / Alright Guy / One / I'm Doin' My Best / I Don't Look Back / What Would Willie Do
09/2003 CD MCA 02451 (US) SEE IF I CARE - Drinkin' Dark Whiskey / Can't Do It Today / Tough Little Boys / See If I Care / Songs About Rain / I Can Love You / Don't Look Away / Guys Like Me / Nothing On But The Radio / You Don't Know A Thing About Me / Showman's Life
10/2005 CD MCA 000371102 (US) TOUGH AL OVER - Tough All Over  / Best I Ever Had / I Just Got Back From Hell / Ring / Promise Broken / Nickajack Cave (Johnny Cash's Redemption) / Life Ain't Always Beautiful / He Can't Quit Her / What Kind Of Fool / Puttin' Memories Away / No Damn Good / Putting My Misery On Display
03/2007 CD MCA 19602 (US) GREATEST HITS - A Feelin' Like That / Right Where I Need To Be / Songs About Rain / Smoke Rings In The Dark / Her Man / Best I Ever Had / Nothing On But The Radio / Man To Man / The One / Lovin' You Against My Will / It Would Be You / Man Of Me / Tough Little Boys / At The Crow Flies / Life Ain't Alway Beautiful
10/2007 CD MCA 000896202 (US) LIVING HARD - Watching Airplanes / We Touched The Sun / She's So California / Like It's A Bad Thing / Learning How To Bend / As Long As You're Looking Back / Wrecking Ball / Yesterday's Rain / Trying To Matter / Half Of My Mistakes / Living Hard
10/2007 2 CD UNIVERSAL ? (US) TOUGH AL OVER / SEE IF I CARE :
CD 1 : Tough All Over  / Best I Ever Had / I Just Got Back From Hell / Ring / Promise Broken / Nickajack Cave (Johnny Cash's Redemption) / Life Ain't Always Beautiful / He Can't Quit Her / What Kind Of Fool / Puttin' Memories Away / No Damn Good / Putting My Misery On Display
CD 2 : Drinkin' Dark Whiskey / Can't Do It Today / Tough Little Boys / See If I Care / Songs About Rain / I Can Love You / Don't Look Away / Guys Like Me / Nothing On But The Radio / You Don't Know A Thing About Me /A Showman's Life
03/2010 CD MCA BOO13362 (US) GET OFF ON THE PAIN - Get Off On The Pain / I Think I've Had Enough / Today / That Ain't Gonna Fly / Kiss Me When I'm Down / We Fly By Night / When You Give Yourself Away / Along The Way / She Gets Me / No Regrets
03/2012 CD MCA 001467102 (US) ICON - Watching Airplanes / Man To Man / Life Ain't Always Beautiful / Best I Ever Had / Her Man / Smoke Rings In The Dark / Tough Little Boys / The One / It Would Be You / Right Where I Need To Be / Nothing On But The Radio
01/2013 CD MCA B 001717302 (US) SET YOU FREE - Tough Goodbye / Every Storm (Runs Out Of Rain) / Bones / It Ain't The Whiskey / Sand In My Soul / You Without Me / One More Time / Hungover Heart / No Worries / Drop / Pieces / Good As New

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