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Gary Allan is a country singer from Long Beach, California. Allan debuted in 1996 with Used Heart For
Sale. He had his first number one hit with "Man to Man" from the 2001 album, Alright Guy.
Allan released his eighth studio album, Get Off on the Pain, in 2010. He toured twenty-five U.S. cities in promotion of the album.
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Gary Allan grew up on a California cattle ranch with sister Tammy and brother Greg. From early childhood, he was interested in surfing and country music. He was influenced by the stars of the Bakersfield scene, above all Buck Owens and Merle Haggard, and he began playing music himself. As a teenager, he accompanied his father, who made appearances in local bars and clubs. He was offered a record deal at the tender age of fifteen, but turned it down because neither he nor his parents felt that he had developed a sound of his own yet. At age twenty, he founded his own band, the Honky Tonk Wranglers. Three years later he finally felt that he had found his own music signature and was ready to try for another recording contract. It took several more years before he was heard by Nashville songwriter/producer Byron Hill at a bar in Downey, CA called Lion D'or, a meeting which led to the production of four demo recordings in Nashville, landing him his recording contract with Decca Records in 1996.
In 1996,an album produced by Byron Hill and Mark Wright called Used Heart For Sale was released. It advanced to the top 20 of the charts. Except for the lead single, "Her Man" (a top 10 hit on Billboard magazine Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart), the singles from that album were less successful, because Gary Allan's traditional sounding music was rarely played by radio stations. His second album, It Would Be You, was released in 1998. The single of the same name became his second top 10 hit that year. At the beginning of 1999, Decca went out of business, and he was subsequently signed into the MCA Label.
His 1999 album Smoke Rings In The Dark went platinum, and it included two successful singles. In 2001 the album "Alright Guy" contained the single "Man To Man," which became his first Billboard No. 1 hit. Despite his previous success, Gary Allan was nominated for the Country Music Association's Horizon Award, typically given to newcomers, in 2003. Gary Allan's 2005 album, Tough All Over, debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 and No. 1 on the magazine's Top Country Albums chart. It was subsequently certified gold by the RIAA as of December 2006, and contained the top 10 singles "Best I Ever Had" and "Life Ain't Always Beautiful". He his expected to release a new album in 2007.