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Gary Allan. Images from www.CMT.com. Mini-Bio and Listening Guide Accompaniment to Gary Allan Paper by Emily Briggs Music 1010-052 Spring 2014. Career Beginnings. Allan began performing early, at only 13 years old. For his father’s band

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gary allan

Gary Allan

Images from www.CMT.com

Mini-Bio and Listening Guide

Accompaniment to Gary Allan Paper

by Emily Briggs

Music 1010-052 Spring 2014

career beginnings
Career Beginnings
  • Allan began performing early, at only 13 years old.
    • For his father’s band
    • Later with his own band, The Honky TonkWranglers.
  • He was encouraged by both parents and industry scouts.
  • First album recorded in 1996 with Decca Records.
  • Switched to MCA in 1999 for his 3rd album.
inspiration
Inspiration
  • Allan co-writes much of his music and is inspired by “real” life situations and feelings.
    • He views “pop” music as fun and carefree whereas country, in his view, tends to be focused on everyday life including commitment, love, sorrow, and the simple joys in average life.
  • Allan’s wife, Angela, died,

tragically, after shooting herself

in their home.

    • Angela suffered from severe,

untreated depression.

    • Allan’s music has been signi-

ficantlyinfluenced by her death.

Image from www.CMT.com

process
Process
  • Allan, very purposefully, dedicates time for writing and producing ideas.
  • He prefers an open and honest atmosphere in order to get the best quality music possible.
    • He is willing to take criticism and suggestions from his partners in order to accomplish this most fully.
albums
Albums

Man to Man

1st#1 song (2002)

It Would Be You

See If I Care

Used Heart for Sale

Smoke Rings in the Dark

1st #1 Album (2005)

Living Hard

Get Off On The Pain

Album covers from www.wikipedia.com

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