First things first: If you’re among the ever-growing segment of the population that believes real country music died with Merle Haggard two and a half years ago, you are hereby ordered to take the Tahoe Onstage Gary Allan Challenge.
The challenge goes like this:
- Find a copy of Gary Allan’s fifth album, 1999’s “See If I Care.”
- Select the eighth track, a non-single called “Guys Like Me.”
- If your speakers only go to 10, turn it up to 11.
And by the time Allan gets to the line that goes “All that’s left in Bakersfield is a jukebox and it’s haunted by old songs and memories,” if you don’t feel the ghost of Buck Owens kicking your spine with a red, white and blue boot, you never had a country soul to begin with.
And if that doesn’t work, try watching him sing the song in concert. Read More at tahoeonstage.com