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Smoke Rings in the Dark On his third album, Nashville's most underrated honky-tonker takes on a bigger, more polished sound — and a new persona as a mysterious loner...Smoke Rings in the DarkCountry On his third album, Nashville's most underrated honky-tonker takes on a bigger, more polished sound — and a new persona as a mysterious loner...1999-11-05
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Smoke Rings in the Dark

Genre: Country; Lead Performer: Gary Allan; Status: In Season

On his third album, Nashville’s most underrated honky-tonker takes on a bigger, more polished sound — and a new persona as a mysterious loner cowboy. With his brooding intensity and tremulous, aching tenor, Allan brings a quiet brilliance to this mostly left-field program, shining brightest on the title song, an interior monologue of love gone cold. A-

Originally posted November 5 1999 — 12:00 AM EST

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