"I ain't really happy," sings Gary Allan on Get Off on the Pain, the down-home masterstroke that begins and provides the name for his new MCA Nashville collection, "until the sky starts driving rain." Unhesitatingly frank, mercilessly guitar-crazed, it's the rocked-out country confession of a smart guy drawn to what the rest of the world calls wrong roads and long shots, or complains of as aching bones and stubbornness, or -- as Allan sings in a spectacular stretch of drawn-out soulful vowels -- underestimates as dark horses. And as the California-born superstar releases his eighth studio album, it's about the most Gary Allan piece anyone could imagine. Finish off 2012 with Gary Allan on Sunday, December 30 at 8 p.m. in Silver Legacy's Grande Exposition Hall.
Silver Legacy Resort Casino
407 N. Virginia Street Reno, NV 89501