Multi-platinum-selling country music renegade Gary Allan is back with his highly-anticipated new studio album RUTHLESS (EMI NASHVILLE) out today!
The California native marks his return to the country music spotlight with the stunning 13-track album produced by Allan along with veteran producers Mark Wright, Tony Brown, Greg Droman and Jay Joyce. RUTHLESS, one of Allan’s most commanding albums to date, features exceptional songwriting, and superb instrumentation, and Allan’s unique gift for storytelling, wrapped in his passion for 80s and 90s musical influences. The album also finds Gary collaborating with some of Nashville’s top songwriters including Hillary Lindsey, the late Busbee, Shane McAnally, Nicolle Galyon, Ross Ellis, Ryan Hurd, Jim Beavers, Blair Daly, The Warren Brothers and more. Fans can listen to the new album here: https://strm.to/GaryAllanRuthless
“This is a montage of everything I have done since my last album,” Allan says of RUTHLESS. “It’s what I love. I remain influenced by the ‘90s — as well as by the ‘80s. Twenty-six tracks were cut for this album. Then I went back to the studio and recorded three or four more tracks. Then I returned for two more. From each of these many sessions, I pulled out the cool stuff that I wanted on the record.” Hear more from Gary Allan about RUTHLESS here:
Allan is also treating fans in Nashville to an exclusive album release concert tonight at the newly opened Fifth + Broadway complex. Fans responded swiftly to the news, with tickets gone within a few hours of announcement for what is Allan’s first show in Nashville in eight years, since back to back sold-out shows at The Ryman.
Fans outside of Nashville can tune in on June 26 to Y2Kountry on SiriusXM at 10:15pmCT for a subscriber-exclusive live broadcast of the country star’s headlining performance from Duck Jam at the Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, TX.
With the allure of a modern-day outlaw, Gary Allan has won over fans, peers and critics over his 25-year career with his signature blend of smoldering vocals, rebellious lyrics and raucous live performances. While becoming a force on the country music scene, Allan has remained true to his artistic voice each step of the way. Allan has also dropped the brand new merch collection that can be purchased with the album, including exclusive t-shirts, hats, vinyl, and more on his website at ruthless.garyallan.com.
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“I like the albums to ping off everything. I like it to take you on a whole journey. This album, I’ve got stuff on there that;s kind of like big band, old-time, not really Sinatra. I like it to all feel different. I like it to go ‘Wow! I haven’t heard anything like this.’”