Spring 2013 Concert Series

Spring Concert Series

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Friday, April 26th

 

Gary Allan

 

Gary Allan

 
 

Born and raised in La Mirada, California, Gary Allan began playing in honky tonks with his father at the age of only thirteen. Two years later, he was offered his first recording contract, from A&M Records, but rejected the deal. His parents wanted him to finish his education and his father felt that Allan had yet to develop his own distinctive style. His first deal, with Decca Records Nashville, produced the 1996 album Used Heart for Sale. His second album, It Would Be You, was released in 1998. The title track with "No Judgement Day” became Allan's second top 10 hit of the year, remaining in the top 10 after 21 weeks of radio play.

In 1999, Allan released Smoke Rings in the Dark, and went certified platinum, it included two successful singles. In 2001 the album Alright Guy was released. It contained the singles "The One," "Man of Me," and "Man to Man," the latter of which became his first Billboard No. 1 hit. 2003 he released his fifth album, See If I Care, which included his second and third Number One singles, "Tough Little Boys" and "Nothing On but the Radio." 2005 Gary released his album, Tough All Over. He included several songs which he wrote or cowrote, including "Puttin' Memories Away" and "I Just Got Back from Hell”, in the first week it sold over 99,000 copies and debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 and No. 1 on the magazine's Top Country Albums chart. It was subsequently certified gold by the RIAA as of December 20, 2006, and contained the top 10 singles "Best I Ever Had" and "Life Ain't Always Beautiful".

Allan's album titled Living Hard, was released on October 23, 2007. Serving as its lead-off single was the song "Watching Airplanes," which spent more than thirty weeks on the country charts. The second single "Learning How to Bend" quickly became another hit song, peaking at No. 13. Allan's newest studio album, Set You Free, was released on January 22, 2013. Its first single, "Every Storm (Runs Out of Rain)", was released to country radio on September 17, 2012 and reached Number One on the Country Airplay chart, giving Allan his fourth Number One country hit. Its second single, "Pieces", was released on February 25, 2013.

 

Website » GaryAllan.com

 

Joel Crouse

 
 

He wrote his first song at the age of 14, started a band when he was 15, graduated from high school at the age of 16 and was signed to his record deal not long after his 19th birthday. He has opened shows for Toby Keith, Darius Rucker, Rodney Atkins, Sara Evans and Goo Goo Dolls.

As a songwriter, Crouse feels and writes with a lot of emotion, which he reelects on his debut album as a co-writer on all of the tracks. He has written with some of the biggest songwriters in Nashville including BMI Songwriter of the Year, Luke Laird ("Pontoon," "Drink In My Hand"), Craig Wiseman ("Live Like You Were Dying," "Summertime") and Bob DiPiero ("Gone," "Southern Voice"). His debut single will be released in early 2013 to country radio.

 

Website » JoelCrouse.com

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