Gary Allan Herzberg (born December 5, 1967), known professionally as Gary Allan, is an American country music artist.
Signed to Decca Records in 1996, Allan made his debut on the United States country music scene with the release of his debut single "Her Man", the lead-off to his gold-certified debut album Used Heart for Sale, which was released in 1996 on Decca Records. A second album, It Would Be You, followed in 1998 on Decca. Allan's third album, Smoke Rings in the Dark, was his first one for MCA Nashville (to which he has been signed ever since) and the first platinum album of his career. Its successors, Alright Guy (2001) and See If I Care (2003), were both certified platinum as well while Tough All Over (2005) and Greatest Hits (2007) were both certified gold. A seventh studio album, Living Hard, was released later in 2007. Two more albums, Get Off on the Pain and Set You Free, were released in 2010 and the 2013 respectively and both reached the Top 10 on the Top Country Albums charts with the latter peaking at the number one spot.
Overall, Allan's nine studio albums and Greatest Hits package have produced 26 singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, including four that reached Number One: "Man to Man" and "Tough Little Boys" in 2003, "Nothing On but the Radio" in 2004, and "Every Storm (Runs Out of Rain)" in 2013. Seven more of his singles have reached the Top 10 on this chart as well: "Her Man", "It Would Be You", "Right Where I Need to Be", "The One", "Best I Ever Had" (a cover of a Vertical Horizon song), "Life Ain't Always Beautiful", and "Watching Airplanes".close