Gary Allan professes to being a renegade in the music business, but there are several other rebels out there who lasted a long time and gained respect from their public because of their unconventional ways. One of those success stories is Willie Nelson. Gary tells Entertainer, "It's been a challenge to get into this town. But I'm also really comfortable with where I am, being slightly on the outside. I just wanted to be viable and I guess, prove that the viable stuff can be necessary." Referring back to his first entrance into the business, Allan goes on to say, "My goal was--and remains--to be like Willie Nelson or George Strait--people who consistently rise....I want to be like Willie, playing until I'm 70." If he keeps making hits like this, there should be no problem. Check it out.