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Gary Allan concert with special guest Tracy Byrd

Country music concert

Nashville singer/songwriter Gary Allan, the owner of four No. 1 singles and three platinum albums, teams with guest artist Tracy Byrd during a RiverStage concert Friday, May 12.

Tickets will be available for purchase during a one-day, online pre-sale that begins at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 2, on stubwire.com using the code VIP. Tickets will be available to the general public beginning at 10 a.m. Friday, March 3, at stubwire.com and at Blair’s Western Wear, 4230 Sherwood Way.

Allan debuted in 1996 with the release of his first hit single, “Her Man,” and his gold-certified album “Used Heart for Sale.” His third, fourth and fifth albums – “Smoke Rings in the Dark,” “Alright Guy” and “See If I Care,” respectively – were platinum-selling efforts. His 10 albums have produced 26 singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. He has scored four chart-topping hits: “Man to Man,” “Tough Little Boys,” “Nothing On but the Radio” and “Every Storm (Runs Out of Rain).” Allan has also had seven more top 10 hits.

A native Californian, his music is heavily influenced by the Bakersfield sound, especially Buck Owens and Merle Haggard.

Byrd’s big break came in 1993 with the No. 1 hit single “Holdin’ Heaven.” Among more than 30 hit singles and 11 top 10 efforts, the native Texan has scored one other No. 1 hit – “Ten Rounds with Jose Cuervo.” Among Byrd’s 12 albums, one, “No Ordinary Man,” was certified as double-platinum after spawning four top five singles and selling more than 2 million copies. He also has four gold records to his credit.

Gates to the Bill Aylor Sr. Memorial RiverStage, 16 E. Avenue A, will open at 5:30 p.m. May 12. The music is slated to begin at 6:30 p.m. Rain or shine, the concert will go on. No outside food or drink will be allowed into the venue.

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