OFFSTAGE: Gary Allan in Knickers?

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Gary Allan wearing knickers? Say it ain’t so. I only ever want to see the brooding country singer in his signature style: distressed-but-designer jeans, some kind of hip vintage-like black T-shirt, a leather jacket, a couple of dog tag necklaces, leather wrist cuffs and a 5 o’clock shadow. No knickers. No argyle socks. And absolutely no golf shirts. But that’s apparently what he wears — for fun — on the golf course. Allan told CMT Radio he’s hooked on golf after playing on his birthday and taking lessons. “I joined a country club so I’d have a place to golf here, and I got my band in it, too,” he said. “Then we didn’t have any clothes to get into the country club, because you have to dress like an accountant pretty much, and I feel equally uncomfortable dressed as an accountant.” So what’s a Nashville star to do? “We thought it’d be more fun to buy knickers and make fun of the dress code, so that’s what we do,” he laughed. I think I’d rather see him dressed like an accountant.

Alison makes her living loving country music. She's based in Chicago, but she's always leaving her heart in Nashville.