Gregory LeNoir Allman was born December 8, 1947 in Nashville, Tennessee. As a young student he attended Castle Heights Military Academy in Lebanon, Tennessee. He then went on to Seabreeze High School when his family relocated to Florida. Gregg Allmans early interest in music came about after seeing artists like Jackie Wilson, Otis Redding, Patti Labelle and B.B. King perform. Allman soon took an interest in the guitar. Gregg Allman planned to become a dentist but soon fell in with his brother Duanes plans to become a musician and worked on his vocals and keyboards. In the mid-to-late-1960s, Gregg and Duane Allman played in a series of bands including The Escorts and The Allman Joys, mostly around the Southeastern United States. The Allman Joys relocated to Los Angeles, California, and were signed to Liberty Records, which renamed them The Hour Glass. The label executives were impressed with Gregg Allmans abilities as a vocalist and keyboardist and thought he had potential as a solo act. Duane Allman returned to Florida and began assembling what would later become known as The Allman Brothers Band. Gregg Allman soon followed his brother and took over the Hammond Organ, lead vocals and song writing for the band. After the death of Duane Allman in 1971, Gregg Allman started out on a solo career. His first album, Laid Back, was released in 1973. His solo career has continued intermittently throughout the decades. Allmans second chart single came in 1987 with the #49 peaking Im No Angel, from the album of the same name. The album went on to be certified Gold for 500,000 copies sold and led to a renewed interest in Allman and to a reformation of the Allman Brothers Band less than three years later. His solo album, Low Country Blues, was produced by T-Bone Burnett and issued in early 2011. It is a collection of eleven blues standards and one new song written by him. The album was nominated as the Best Blues Album for the 2011 Grammy Awards. Gregg Allman formed an interest in writing. His writing efforts for My Cross to Bear made the 2012 The New Times Best Seller List.