By Cindy Watts • THE TENNESSEAN
Gary Allan doesn’t play Nashville much these days — on purpose.
Locally, the platinum-selling country singer closely guards his reputation as a live musician, and until the opportunity to headline the historic Ryman Auditorium came up, he elected not to anchor any shows in town.
“There aren’t many cool rooms (in Nashville,)” Allan says.
He was excited, however, to get back to the Ryman. He will play there Thursday along with openers Jack Ingram and the Eli Young Band.
Gary called the Hudson & Harrigan Show to chat about finishing his next CD, surfing in California and his upcoming show at the House of Blues. Listen Here!
One glance and you can see this is no Brad Paisley you have on your hands. Not even a paisley pattern to be found here. It’s more like a tattoo with ink that tells a tale of hard-rockin,’ no-apologies country music that has traded in its twang for a gravelly growl. It’s freight-train-to-nowhere lonely at times. It’s Bakersfield staring down Nashville with hints of Zeppelin. It’s not George Strait; it’s George Bent.
We’re talking Gary Allan.
“I’ve never pushed for a certain image. I’ve just always done my own thing,” Allan has stated in previous interviews. “I think every record sort of reflects where I’m at, and I’ve made a ton of changes this year, just mentally and in how I’m approaching everything.”
Gary Allan called in to talk with Lisa and Ray from Chicago’s US 99.5. If you missed it, listen to it here!
by Vernell Hackett – The Boot
Gary Allan says girls outside of the Golden State like his current single ‘She’s So California’ as much as the California gals do.
Allan once traveled with his musician father, playing all the small bars and clubs in his native state. During that time, he had a good chance to get to know everything there is to know about the women in California!