Gary Allan, accompanied only by his kilt-wearing guitarist Jaime Hanna, made it through “No Regrets” without turning emotional Saturday night at Superpages.com Center. But once the song was over, he took a swig from a Jack Daniel’s bottle.
“No Regrets,” a powerful cut from his latest album, Get Off on the Pain, closes the darkest chapter of his life. The song is his final homage to his late wife, Angela Herzberg, who committed suicide in 2004. In typical Allan fashion, he finished the cut and moved on. The lyrics spoke for themselves.
Allan, backed by his seven-piece band, still believes in the grit and honesty of country music, which should mirror the roller coaster ride of everyday life.