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Gary Allan is an American country music artist

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BirthdayDecember 5, 1967
NationalityAmerican
FamousMusical Artist, Songwriters, Lyricists & Songwriters, Singers, Country Singers
SpousesAngela Herzberg, Danette Day Herzberg, Tracy Taylor Herzberg
Known asGary Allan Herzberg
Childrens Dallas Herzberg, Maggie Herzberg, Tanna Herzberg
Birth PlaceLa Mirada
Political IdeologyRepublican
Height180cm
GenderMale
FatherHarley Herzberg
MotherMary
Net Worth$10 million in 2017
Sun SignSagittarius
Born inLa Mirada
Famous asAmerican musical artist

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Who is Gary Allan?

Gary Allan Herzberg, popularly known as Gary Allan, is an American country music artist. He worked for years with his band the ‘Honky Tonk Wranglers’ in California, singing authentic country music in pubs and bars. He was quite popular in the circuit and was offered to move to larger bars and spaces to perform but there was a rider attached with the offer – he was asked to give up on singing old country music - Allan despised the idea of compromising on his music to gain fame and turned down these major lucrative offers. His first step to stardom became his association with Decca Records as they released his first album ‘Used Heart for Sale’ in 1996. He has released as many as nine studio albums until now and most of his singles have been the top charters on various country music charts and Billboard. Allan came from a family that supported his musical endeavor and in fact his mother quite encouraged him to become a singer and a musician.

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Childhood & Early Life

Gary Allan was born in California to Harley and Mary Herzberg. He grew up in a musical environment, a talent that was especially supported by his mother. He was in his early teens when he started playing with his father.

At the age of 15, Allan got his first recording contract deal from A&M Records but his parents rejected the offer, persuading him to finish his school first. But he was more interested in music than in studies anyways.

He graduated from La Serna High School, Whittier, California, and continued to play in the bars during the night and also kept his band ‘Honky Tonk Wraglers’ alive.

Career

In 1993, Allan was introduced to producer Bryon Hill by Jim Seal at a bar in California. Hill was very impressed by his talent and wanted to sign him on when he became the head of A&R at BNA Entertainment.

While struggling for his musical career, Allan started working at a car store and got noticed for his singing talent by a wealthy couple who gave him a check for $12,000. With the money he recorded more songs for demos.

In 1995, Decca signed Allan and the following year his first album, ‘Used Heart for Sale’ came out under the label. The Stereo Review named the album the ‘Best of the Month’. It included the hit single ‘Her Man’.

Allan’s second album, ‘It Would Be You’ released in 1998. He co-wrote the songs on the album and the title track became the greatest hit from the album. He was already labeled ‘Country Music’s Sexy Star’ by People Magazine.

Allan got into acting and appeared in the TV mini-series ‘Shake, Rattle & Roll’, in which he played the lead role of ‘Eddie Cochran’. He then took up a part in CBS TV series ‘Pensacola: Wings of Gold’.

In 1999, ‘Smoke Rings in the Dark’ got released. It was a bit different from his other previous albums in the sense that it had more background singers and use of stringed instruments in it. It was certified platinum.

Allan’s fourth album, ‘Alright Guy’ released in 2001 and it contained hit singles like, ‘The One’, ‘Man to Man’, ‘Man to Me’, etc. and in the following years, he was nominated for the Country Music Association’s Horizon Award.

In 2003, he came out with his fifth album titled , ‘See If I Care’ and it contained hit tracks of Allan’s musical career, like, ‘Tough Little Boys’, ‘Nothing On but the Radio’ and ‘Songs About Rain’.

After the death of his wife, Allan released a tragic and personalized album in 2005, ‘Tough All Over’. The album debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 and No. 1 on the magazine’s Top Country Albums Chart.

In 2007, Allan came out with ‘Living Hard’, the album with the famous track, ‘Watching Airplanes’. The track peaked at No.2 at country charts and No.1 on the Mediabase Chart. ‘Learning How to Bend’ was another hit from the album.

Allan’s next studio album was released in 2010, ‘Get Off on the Pain’. Its hit single ‘Today’ was released a year before. The title track of the album debuted at No.42 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.

‘Set You Free’ is Allan’s ninth studio album, very recently released in 2013. Its hit single ‘Every Storm’ peaked at No.1 on the Country Airplay chart. Other hits from the album include, ‘It Ain’t the Whiskey’, ‘Pieces’, etc.

Major Work

Allan’s hit single ‘Nothing On but the Radio’ from ‘See If I Care’ is considered to be his greatest hit. It was his number one single on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart and won an ASCAP Award.

Personal Life & Legacy

Allan has been married three times in his life. He got married to his first wife Tracy Taylor in 1987, but married again after getting a divorce. His second marriage to model Danette Day lasted only one year.

After getting divorce from his second wife, Allan got married for the third time to Angela in 2001. She committed suicide three years later.

Trivia

This popular country singer’s third wife Angela, committed suicide as she suffered from depression and migraine.

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Gary Allan biography timelines

  • // 5th Dec 1967
    Gary Allan was born in California to Harley and Mary Herzberg. He grew up in a musical environment, a talent that was especially supported by his mother. He was in his early teens when he started playing with his father.
  • // 1987
    Allan has been married three times in his life. He got married to his first wife Tracy Taylor in 1987, but married again after getting a divorce. His second marriage to model Danette Day lasted only one year.
  • // 1993
    In 1993, Allan was introduced to producer Bryon Hill by Jim Seal at a bar in California. Hill was very impressed by his talent and wanted to sign him on when he became the head of A&R at BNA Entertainment.
  • // 1995
    In 1995, Decca signed Allan and the following year his first album, ‘Used Heart for Sale’ came out under the label. The Stereo Review named the album the ‘Best of the Month’. It included the hit single ‘Her Man’.
  • // 1998
    Allan’s second album, ‘It Would Be You’ released in 1998. He co-wrote the songs on the album and the title track became the greatest hit from the album. He was already labeled ‘Country Music’s Sexy Star’ by People Magazine.
  • // 1999
    In 1999, ‘Smoke Rings in the Dark’ got released. It was a bit different from his other previous albums in the sense that it had more background singers and use of stringed instruments in it. It was certified platinum.
  • // 2001
    Allan’s fourth album, ‘Alright Guy’ released in 2001 and it contained hit singles like, ‘The One’, ‘Man to Man’, ‘Man to Me’, etc. and in the following years, he was nominated for the Country Music Association’s Horizon Award.
  • // 2001 To 2004
    After getting divorce from his second wife, Allan got married for the third time to Angela in 2001. She committed suicide three years later.
  • // 2003
    In 2003, he came out with his fifth album titled , ‘See If I Care’ and it contained hit tracks of Allan’s musical career, like, ‘Tough Little Boys’, ‘Nothing On but the Radio’ and ‘Songs About Rain’.
  • // 2003
    ‘Set You Free’ is Allan’s ninth studio album, very recently released in 2013. Its hit single ‘Every Storm’ peaked at No.1 on the Country Airplay chart. Other hits from the album include, ‘It Ain’t the Whiskey’, ‘Pieces’, etc.
  • // 2005
    After the death of his wife, Allan released a tragic and personalized album in 2005, ‘Tough All Over’. The album debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 and No. 1 on the magazine’s Top Country Albums Chart.
  • // 2007
    In 2007, Allan came out with ‘Living Hard’, the album with the famous track, ‘Watching Airplanes’. The track peaked at No.2 at country charts and No.1 on the Mediabase Chart. ‘Learning How to Bend’ was another hit from the album.
  • // 2010
    Allan’s next studio album was released in 2010, ‘Get Off on the Pain’. Its hit single ‘Today’ was released a year before. The title track of the album debuted at No.42 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.

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Gary Allan's FAQ

  • What is Gary Allan birthday?

    Gary Allan was born at 1967-12-05

  • Where is Gary Allan's birth place?

    Gary Allan was born in La Mirada

  • What is Gary Allan nationalities?

    Gary Allan's nationalities is American

  • Who is Gary Allan spouses?

    Gary Allan's spouses is Angela Herzberg, Danette Day Herzberg, Tracy Taylor Herzberg

  • Who is Gary Allan childrens?

    Gary Allan's childrens is Dallas Herzberg, Maggie Herzberg, Tanna Herzberg

  • What is Gary Allan's political ideology?

    Gary Allan's political ideology is Republican

  • How tall is Gary Allan?

    Gary Allan's height is 180

  • Who is Gary Allan's father?

    Gary Allan's father is Harley Herzberg

  • Who is Gary Allan's mother?

    Gary Allan's mother is Mary

  • What is Gary Allan's sun sign?

    Gary Allan is Sagittarius

  • How famous is Gary Allan?

    Gary Allan is famouse as American musical artist