You could definitely make a case for Gary Allan being one of the more underrated artists of the past 20 years.
From the late ’90s through the early 2000s, Gary Allan released a SOLID body of work. Songs like “Tough Little Boys,” “Watching Airplanes,” “Nothing On But The Radio,” “Best I Ever Had”… his music was a constant staple in my high school mix CDs.
However since 2013, we really haven’t heard much from Gary and when we have, with a few singles here and there, nothing really stuck. But now, with new one “Waste Of Good Whiskey,” Gary has found the sound that his fans have been missing. He even worked with his old producers from the 1999 Smoke Rings in the Dark record, Mark Wright and Tony Brown.
“It’s about a girl that you just don’t want any of your friends to get tangled up with. You’ve been there. And you’re telling him as he’s looking at her and thinking she’s cute… and you’re saying, ‘Man, just do something else because she’s a waste of a whiskey drink. Don’t do it.'”