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“When I think ’country music,’ I think of a smoky bar with a glass of whiskey, and somebody playing heartbreak songs. That, to me, is what country music is.”

Gary Allan has stayed true to that sentiment since making his mark on the country music landscape nearly 25 years ago. Coming out of California rugged and edgy, Allan built his career with songs that draw on raw emotion and cutting lyrics about real life-and that has never been more true than on his 10th studio album Ruthless.
To arrive at this rocking, swinging, loud, subtle, funny, vulnerable and sizzling suite of thirteen songs, Allan allowed himself the freedom and space to select the very best of dozens of songs cut over the past eight years. The result is a stellar album which revisits and reimagines the ‘90s sensibilities that firmly placed Allan on the musical map. “This is a montage of everything I have done since my last album,” says Allan. “I remain influenced by the ‘80s and ‘90s, so you can hear some of that in there. It’s what I love.”

An accomplished songwriter and self-proclaimed “lyrics guy,” Allan is also humble enough to step back and “let the best song win.” This project is the largest batch of outside songs he’s ever released on an album and those winning songs come from a wide array of country music’s most impressive writers including Hillary Lindsey, Shane McAnally, Jim Beavers, busbee, Sarah Buxton, Rodney Clawson, Nicolle Galyon, Ryan Hurd, Matt Warren, Josh Kear, and the list goes on.

Allan weaves seamlessly between the deepest human emotions, whether that’s the enduring anguish in “Till It Felt Like You” or fleeting passion in “Trouble Knows Trouble.” He offers straight forward honesty in the gritty “Unfiltered” and he is the first to admit “there are quite a few lessons I had to learn from getting my teeth kicked in,” as the headstrong narrator in “The Hard Way.”

Because Ruthless is a collection of songs pulled from the past several years of creating, recording, playing live, writing, and recording again, Allan also pushed his boundaries using multiple producers. Reuniting with his Smoke Rings In The Dark team Mark Wright and Tony Brown for some, partnering with Greg Droman on others, and sharing the reins with Jay Joyce on another. For Allan, his reasoning is clear, “I want to hear left turns. I want to make sure it evolves and pulls something new out of them and pulls something new out of me.”

However, it’s Allan’s unwavering vision and distinct sound that bring Ruthless together into one cohesive, irresistible ride. From the “rocking and dramatic” opening track “Temptation” to the slowly galloping “Slide,” and from the Jesse Winchester ode “Little Glass of Wine” to the bluesy undertoned title track, “I like the songs that make you laugh, make you cry, or piss you off,” and Allan delivers on it all.

“I want my albums to take you on a full journey,” says the seasoned entertainer, and Gary Allan’s Ruthless does just that.
Put the needle in the groove and let it roll.

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TUNE IN TO SPECIAL GARY ALLAN “RUTHLESS” CONCERT STREAM ON FRIDAY JULY 23rd.

Multi-platinum-selling country music renegade Gary Allan, whose acclaimed new studio album RUTHLESS (EMI NASHVILLE) is now his career ninth Top Ten album, is also known for his rollicking high energy performances, and fans who have missed seeing him live will now have access to an exclusive concert stream!

Allan treated fans in Nashville to an exclusive album release concert on June 25th at thenewly opened Fifth + Broadway complex. For anyone who was unable to attend the sold-out concert-Allan’s first show in Nashville in eight years-they can tune into “Gary Allan: RUTHLESS – Live From Nashville,” a free concert stream on Gary Allan’s YouTube and Facebook pages to relive the special event on Friday, July 23 at 7pmCT. To view details click here: https://umgn.us/RuthlessLiveFromNashvillePR

RUTHLESS, one of Allan’s most commanding albums to datefeatures exceptional songwriting, and superb instrumentation, and Allan’s unique gift for storytelling, wrapped in his passion for 80s and 90s musical influences.  For the album, Allan teamed up with veteran producers Mark Wright, Tony Brown, Greg Droman and Jay Joyce, and also collaborated 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

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.

GARY ALLAN BUYS A COUNTRY LEGEND’S HOME.

Gary Allan recently moved into a new house right next to his previous house, and it just so happens his new home used to belong to a country legend, the late Conway Twitty. He recently renovated the inside of the house, but kept some original parts of the house.

“I’ve lived next to this house since 2003 and I was renovating my house and I asked if I could tear some trees down in between our property, and they said ‘yeah, we’re moving to Florida, so we don’t care.’ I was like, ‘Wow! Are you going to sell it?’ And they said, yeah, and I think I bought it within like three or four texts,” says Gary. “It was kinda cool – I bought AND sold my house without a realtor. And then I just finished renovating it. We did a lot to the inside. I left some things that were Conway’s originally. I left the patio just like it was, and his widow that came over gave me a tour book that was shot in there. He used to have fan club parties at his house, and he would go in the back and flip burgers for everybody.”

“The house has a really cool vibe. It’s on the point of a peninsula,” he says. “It’s almost got a 360 (degree) view of water, really beautiful and couldn’t be happier. I just finished the renovation, and I renovated the last house I was in, so I feel like I’ve been under construction for five years and it feels so good not to have someone with a hammer in their hand at my house every morning.”

Gary just released his first album in eight years, Ruthless.

Audio / Gary Allan talks about buying Conway Twitty’s old home.

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Gary Allan (buying Conway Twitty’s old home) OC: …for everybody. :45
“I’ve lived next to this house since 2003 and I was renovating my house and I asked if I could tear some trees down in between our property, and they said yeah, we’re moving to Florida, so we don’t care. I was like, ‘Wow! Are you going to sell it?’ And they said, yeah, and I think I bought it within like three or four texts. It was kinda cool – I bought AND sold my house without a realtor. And then I just finished renovating it. We did a lot to the inside. I left some things that were Conway’s originally. I left the patio just like it was, and his widow that came over gave me a tour book that was shot in there. He used to have fan club parties at his house and he would go in the back and flip burgers for everybody.”

Audio / Gary Allan talks about his new house, which he recently renovated.

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Gary Allan (Conway Twitty house) 2 OC: …every morning. :21
“The house has a really cool vibe. It’s on the point of a peninsula. It’s almost got a 360 (degree) view of water, really beautiful and couldn’t be happier. I just finished the renovation, and I renovated the last house I was in, so I feel like I’ve been under construction for five years and it feels so good not to have someone with a hammer in their hand at my house every morning.”

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