Gary Allan has returned to performing live shows for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic closed down concerts, but he didn’t have any easy road back. In a new interview, the singer reveals that he lost his voice repeatedly while rehearsing for his new run of dates.

After the long, unwanted break from shows, Allan tells Taste of Country Nights that he got ready for touring by practicing with his band for two months before his first show back. The musicians practiced four nights a week, and he says he lost his voice every night until the Saturday before it was time to play for an audience.

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