Country music star Gary Allan is riding the open range in Northern Nevada this week as he travels on tour across the nation.
With the allure of a modern day outlaw, Allan has won over fans, peers and critics with his signature blend of smoldering vocals, rebellious lyrics and raucous live performances.
He will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, in the Grand Ballroom at Nugget Casino Resort in Sparks. Tickets for the show range from $55 to 90. Children 6 to 16 may attend while accompanied by an adult.
Allan is the real deal. A Facebook photo titled “Ranch Days” shows him seated atop a pony as a toddler before his feet could even reach the stirrups. The bootless boy is sporting a cowboy hat, with reins at the ready.
While becoming a force on the country music scene, Allan has remained true to his artistic voice each step of the way. He re-signed with Universal Music Group Nashville in 2016, the label home for the entirety of his 20-year career.
He currently is finishing work for his upcoming EMI Nashville release. His last album, “Set You Free,” topped the Billboard 200 (Pop Chart), a career first for Allan. The album also made its debut at the top of the Billboard Country Album chart (for the fourth time in a row), and produced his fifth No. 1 country radio chart topper with “Every Storm Runs Out Of Rain.”
The Southern California native released his first album, ‘Used Heart for Sale,’ in 1996 and since then has released eight additional studio albums selling more than 8 million albums, been certified platinum on three back-to-back albums, and been certified gold five times.
Allan, 50, has five No. 1 hits at country radio, 14 Top 10 hits to his credit and amassed more than 1.4 billion total streams. He’s described as “dark and dreamy” in Entertainment Weekly, “soulful and rough around the edges” in Playboy and deemed a “maverick” by Rolling Stone.
The artist sells out venues as a headliner from New York to Los Angeles, appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Live with Kelly and Michael, and Jimmy Kimmel Live. He has also landed on the covers of Country Weekly, Pollstar and People magazines.