Gary Allan hit the honky tonk circuit in his native Southern California at the seasoned age of 12. Playing in and out of the smoky, sweaty bars with his dad’s band led Allan to follow in his father’s footsteps and start his own band. When Allan returned to those same honky tonks with his own combo, the sound was true Bakersfield country: Merle Haggard, Buck Owens, and the rest. Allan spent his twenties honing his skills as a new traditionalist country singer, establishing himself as a talented performer with plenty of potential. Allan has recorded and released 8 award winning albums of dusty, honky tonk-driven, country rock through Decca and MCA including a Greatest Hits package.