Allan Almost a No-Show for Award Presentation

Gary Allan almost didn’t make it to the stage to present top new female vocalist with Jamie O’Neal. Dress rehearsal ran long in the afternoon. When it became clear Allan would not have time to rehearse the presentation, producers sent him home to change into his fancy duds. Trying to make it back in time, however, his white stretch limo got caught in traffic. When he finally arrived, handlers ran him to the stage with barely a moment to spare. The presentation to Carolyn Dawn Johnson came off without a hitch. 05/22/02