Gary Allan is an American country music artist. Allan was born and raised in La Miranda, California and by the age of 13 he started playing in honky tonks with his dad.
Two years later he was offered his first record deal which he rejected due to wanting to finish high school. He signed to Decca Records in 1996 and made his debut in the country scene that year. His second album “It Would Be You” was released in 1998 and his third album for MCA Nashville, “Smoke Rings in the Dark” was his first platinum album.
Allan’s nine studio albums and Greatest Hits package have produced 26 singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs and seven of his singles have reached the Top Ten on this chart as well.