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Before They Were Famous: Gary Allan

Gary Allan
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Selling used cars led to Nashville fame for Gary Allan. He covertly slipped a cassette of his music into the deck of a car being test-driven by a wealthy California couple. They liked it and insisted on giving him $12K to chase his dream. That plan worked, because before long he landed a record deal and paid his benefactors back with royalties from his first album.

The country singer held down a number of jobs prior to pushing metal, however. After getting out of the Army, Allan started his own construction company. In a recent episode of ‘Day Jobs’ on GAC-TV, the ‘Her Man’ hitmaker went back to work with the hammer and saw and looked like a natural. It’s clear he wasn’t afraid of a little hard work before moving across the country to sing country music.

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