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Gary Allan Releases The Video For "It Ain't The Whiskey" & Makes A Visit To Guitar Center Sessions

Posted by Administrator on December 10, 2013 at 11:50 AM Comments comments (20)

MCA Nashville recording artist Gary Allan has released his brand new haunting video for his current single, “It Ain’t The Whiskey,” to all video partners. “It Ain’t The Whiskey” is Allan’s third single off his acclaimed album 'Set You Free' which at release earlier this year debuted at No.1 on the Billboard Country Albums Chart and Billboard Top 200 Pop Chart.


The haunting video was directed by TK McKamy and was shot in downtown Nashville. Check out the full video below, as well as behind-the-scenes access to the video shoot, as well.


This week, Gary will appear on an episode of Guitar Center Sessions featuring an extensive performance and intimate interview with country music’s maverick. Allan's episode of Guitar Center Sessions airs Friday, December 13th at 9pm ET on DIRECTV’s Audience Network (channel 239). For more information on Guitar Center Sessions please visit

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Gary Allan Ready to Rock Mississippi Tomorrow Night Just Days After Knee Surgery

Posted by Administrator on July 25, 2013 at 9:00 PM Comments comments (0)


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Gary Allan had surgery this past Monday to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee. Dr. Burton Elrod (team physician for the Tennessee Titans) operated on Allan and is pleased with the result. Allan plans to resume his tour schedule this Friday at the Horseshoe Casino in Robinsonville, MS.


When reached for comment, Allan said “I wanted to thank all of you for the well wishes and let you know I’m feeling great. I may be in a knee brace the next time you see me on the stage, but I’m looking forward to rocking Mississippi on Friday night!”

Watch Allan's music video for "Pieces" below!

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Gary Allan Talks of Turbulant Personal Life, Long Road to Success In GAC's "Backstory: Gary Allan"

Posted by Administrator on July 10, 2013 at 11:10 AM Comments comments (0)

With the string of recognizable hits, the platinum records and the co-headlining tour with Sheryl Crow, it’s obvious that country star Gary Allan is at the top of his game. What may come as a surprise is that his recent smash, “Every Storm (Runs Out of Rain),” is his first No. 1 hit as a songwriter and that it comes 17 years after signing a record deal. In Backstory: Gary Allan, premiering Sunday, July 14, 10:00 p.m./ET on Great American Country, viewers will hear from Allan and those who know him best – his mother, siblings, uncle, friend Kix Brooks and career team – about his laid back success, his love of surfing and his turbulent personal life. The singer also shares extensive personal photographs that chronicle his life from childhood to today.


Gary Allan Herzberg grew up in what he calls a “perfect childhood” and although he was playing traditional country music alongside his father Harley at age 12, his dad put his foot down when his 15-year-old son was offered a major recording contract. “Dad said absolutely not,” Allan recalls. “He said if you’re getting offered a record deal now, you’ll get offered a record deal again.” There was an early marriage, children, construction work and then divorce which eventually sent him back to music. Signed to a major record label, Allan’s first single, “Her Man,” was released in 1996 and those early years proved challenging. “I’m used to playing packed clubs and the next thing you know, I’m in Reunion Arena, playing to 14 people going, ‘How does this happen?’” But he kept his band working for two years despite advice to come off the road.


Things began to turn around and Allan shares with viewers his unusual response to a ‘Sexiest Man in country music’ nod from People magazine as well as the Brady Bunch-like blending of his children, step children and their moms. He digs deep to share a heartfelt account of the darkest period in his life following the suicide of his wife Angela and the year spent focusing on the well-being of their children following such a tragic loss. “I just wanted to make sure that everybody got back on their feet,” he said. When he was finally able to step back into the studio, he recorded Tough All Over, an album he calls “the most expensive therapy ever.”


Seventeen years after signing a record deal, Allan is on the radio with the biggest hit of his career. “We knew we had a song about hope as we were writing it,” he said of his recent No. 1, “Every Storm (Runs Out of Rain).” “We were very aware not to have any negative lines in it.” Perhaps Allan is the least surprised at this latest career surge. “I’ve always known I didn’t want to be the latest, greatest thing because that never lasts. I always wanted to be the George Strait or the Willie Nelson that’s just sort of chugging back here because you turn around one day and go, ‘He’s been here for 30 years’ and that’s how I want to do it.”


Gary Allan & Sheryl Crow To Co-Headline This Fall

Posted by Administrator on June 24, 2013 at 10:45 PM Comments comments (0)


Gary by Stacie McChesney/NBC; Sheryl courtesy Webster PR

Tickets probably won't be free, nor will they be easy to come by – especially if Gary Allan keeps having big hits and Sheryl Crow's country career takes off. Nevertheless, the two will co-headline the misleadingly named Free And Easy tour opening Sept. 13 at the Santa Barbara Bowl. "Sheryl and I met while doing some guitar pulls earlier this year and started talking about doing something together," Gary says. "The timing seemed right and Free And Easy just came natural to us both. If we’re near you, come on out. It’s going to be a good time." Crow adds, "I love Gary's music. He puts on the kind of show that I like to go see, so I am thrilled to be out with him on tour and really look forward to be able to perform my new music to the country fans this fall."

 The tour name combines the titles of Gary's latest album, Set You Free, and Sheryl's debut country single, "Easy," which will appear on her upcoming Sept. 10 album, Feels Like Home. Three dates in California have already been announced (details below), and tickets will go on sale Saturday, June 29.


Gary's had a really good time in 2013, notching a big No. 1 song with "Every Storm (Runs Out of Rain)" and playing two sold-out shows at the Ryman Auditorium. Hits or not, he always makes time to spend most of his year on the road playing shows.

 "I make records so that I can tour," Gary told Country Weekly. "I've always loved to tour. That's my goal, is to keep doing this for 30 years."

 More dates are expected to be announced soon.


Sept 13 — Santa Barbara Bowl, Santa Barbara, Calif.

Sept 14 — The Greek Theatre, Los Angeles

Sept 15 — Rabobank Arena, Bakersfield, Calif.

Gary Allan Performs Pieces On AOL Sessions

Posted by Administrator on May 3, 2013 at 3:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Gary Allan recently stopped by AOL Sessions for an intimate, acoustic performance of his chart climbing single, “Pieces.” The track is the second official single from Gary’s ninth album, Set You Free, following the #1 Country hit, “Every Storm (Runs Out of Rain).” Gary performed a number of his other songs, and also sat down for an exclusive interview segment. “I believe you take something from everybody that you meet,” said Gary about the inspiration behind “Pieces.”


Fans can catch Gary on tour through August, playing headlining gigs and festival dates across the US. The full schedule is listed at Keep an eye out for the official music video for “Pieces,” premiering soon.


“Pieces” Live on AOL Sessions:



Gary Allan heads St. Judes benefit concert

Posted by Administrator on March 25, 2013 at 11:10 AM Comments comments (5)



WSSL 100 held their semi-annual Acoustic Jam on March 20 to benefit St. Judes Children's Hospital and filled the Blindhorse Saloon in Greenville,SC, to capacity with excited country fans. Appearing at the all acoustic show were Gary Allan, Jana Kramer, Thompson Square, Easton Corbin and The Henningsens. The line to get into the free show began forming around 11am with the stars not scheduled to take the stage until 8pm. Tickets were required to attend the standing room only show which many acquired by donating to Whistle 100's annual radiothon to benefit St. Judes. Others got their ticket to jam at the numerous ticket drops in the surrounding areas of the Upstate. A few lucky fans even won VIP party passes which allowed them the opportunity to mingle with the artists, get autographs and pictures.


The two+ hour show kicked off with The Henningsens, newcomers to many, but the family trio are no strangers to the music business and have been writing hits for years that you hear on the radio every day. The seasoned songwriters performed one of the songs recorded by The Band Perry that they penned, "All Your Life". After sitting in on their sound check, I was blown away by their beautiful harmonies even before they took the stage for the real show. The acoustic performance of the title track off their album "American Beautiful" was incredible. 


Easton Corbin wooed the crowd with his sweet country boy charm, belting out several of his hits. It was a sing along as the crowd didn't miss a word singing with Easton during "All Over The Road", "Loving You Is Fun" and "A Little More Country Than That". Corbin was a crowd favorite for sure. 


Thompson Square took a quick breather from Luke Bryan's Dirt Road Diaries tour to stop by and entertain for a good cause. The husband and wife duo even shared an onstage kiss after a little encouragement from Jana Kramer.Keifer and Shawna performed hit after hit during the show, "Glass", "If I Didn't Have You", "Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not" and "I Got You". The lovely couple capped off their performance with the title track from their album that releases Tuesday, March 26, "Just Feels Good."


Jana Kramer has an awesome, energetic stage presence that partners with her beautiful voice and talent becoming the perfect recipe for an incredible, crowd pleasing charismatic performer. Kramer performed her latest single "Whiskey" with the crowd singing along word for word. Her performances of "Why Ya' Wanna" and "I Hope It Rains" both had the crowd cheering. If you weren't a fan of Kramer when you arrived, you were when you left. This girl has personality, stage presence and staying power. Jana even treated the crowd to a song she recently wrote which she says "may or may not make it onto my next album, but I love to sing it". The song had a "Johnny and June" reference which we know has meaning to Kramer and her fiancee', Brantley Gilbert, after hearing the story of his sweet proposal. And yes, the diamond on her finger shined like the bright star that she is from the stage.


Gary Allan certainly had a hand in the masses that came out for the show. It's not too often that you get the chance to see an artist with Allan's staying power in such a small venue. He even commented, "I haven't been in this bar in ten years", but he clearly enjoyed the intimate setting as he sang some old and new hits for the close to 2000 in attendance. He performed "Right Where I Need To Be" first, one of my absolute favorites, especially acoustic. That was followed by "Smoke Rings In The Dark", "It Ain't The Whiskey" from his latest chart topping album, 'Set You Free', along with "Every Storm (Runs Out Of Rain)", the lead single from the cd, which he just celebrated at a #1 party in Nashville. Gary even did a special request for a fan when he performed "Sand In My Soul" from his latest album.




But wait! There's more. Sheryl Crow, yes, Sheryl Crow showed up as a surprise guest and joined the already amazing lineup on stage to the delight of the crowd. After hugging Allan and commenting on all the talent she was joining, Sheryl took to her spot performing acoustic versions of "Easy", "Picture" into "If It Makes You Happy" and "Strong Enough To Be My Man". It was the perfect addition to an already incredible night of great music. And who doesn't love a surprise, especially a good one like that!


The stars all stayed out on the stage signing autographs and greeting fans long after the show was over. It was a wonderful event for the fans and a great way to help St. Judes Children's Research Hospital continue their work that blesses so many precious lives.


Country Radio Seminar Highlights In Pictures

Posted by Administrator on March 6, 2013 at 12:00 AM Comments comments (0)

CRS 2012 Artist Humanitarian of the Year award winners, Rascal Flatts, presented the the CRS 2013 Artist Humanitarian of the Year award on Wednesday, Feb. 27 to Big & Rich (John Rich and Kenny Alphin).

Photo Credit: Peyton Hoge

Team UMG at the Ryman, hosted by SVP promotion Royce Risser, featured performances by artists including Billy Currington, Brothers Osborne, Chris Stapleton, Darius Rucker, David Nail, Dierks Bentley, Drake White, Eric Church, Eric Paslay, George Strait, Josh Turner, Kacey Musgraves, Kelleigh Bannen, Lady Antebellum, Lauren Alaina, Little Big Town, Luke Bryan, Mickey Guyton, Randy Montana, Scotty McCreery and Vince Gill.

UMG Nashville promotion staffers and artists take a photo on the steps of the historic Ryman Auditorium after the show. 

Thursday's Capitol and MCA Records luncheon featured MCA’s Gary Allan headlining and Capitol’s Jon Pardi as the opener. 

Friday's Black River Entertainment luncheon featured performances by Sarah Darling, Craig Morgan, and Kellie Pickler.  

The “Grand Ole Opry at CRS” show included appearances by Grand Ole Opry members Brad Paisley, Darius Rucker and Vince Gill along with Clare Bowen, Little Big Town, Dustin Lynch, Scotty McCreery, Ashley Monroe, Kacey Musgraves, Josh Turner and Greg Bates.  

Photo courtesy of Country Radio Seminar

The New Faces of Country Music Show closed out CRS 2013 on Friday, Mar. 1 at the Nashville Convention Center. The show was co-sponsored by the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), the Academy of Country Music (ACM) and Country Aircheck and featured performances by Easton Corbin, Florida Georgia Line, Brantley Gilbert, Jana Kramer and Kip Moore

The New Faces of Country Music Show featured a surprise appearance by Taylor Swift, who took the stage to lend her support to Florida Georgia Line, who will open select dates on her RED Tour, which kicks off March 13th.  

Keith Urban, Dierks Bentley, Gary Allan & More Added To 2013 CMA Music Festival Lineup

Posted by Administrator on March 5, 2013 at 1:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Where can you find more CMA Award winners and nominees than at the annual CMA Awards? Try the 2013 CMA Music Festival!


The star-packed lineup is bursting at the seams with reigning trophy winners, former Award recipients, and nominees all performing for the most ardent, passionate fans in the world during CMA Music Festival, Thursday through Sunday, June 6-9, in Nashville.


“We have an amazing lineup of talent for this year’s Festival,” said Steve Moore, CMA Chief Executive Officer. “I know our fans will be entertained and enthralled to see our annual family reunion of the best and brightest performers in the industry.”


More artists have just been announced including Gary Allan, Dierks Bentley, Eric Church, Kelly Clarkson, Florida Georgia Line, Hunter Hayes, Miranda Lambert, Jake Owen, Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton, Taylor Swift, The Band Perry, Keith Urban, and Zac Brown Band.


Previously announced performers for this one-of-a-kind, award-winning festival include Luke Bryan, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, and Carrie Underwood (with more artists to be announced soon).

Fans can purchase tickets to 2013 CMA Music Festival through Ticketmaster at or 1(800)745-3000. They can also purchase them by calling 1(800)CMA-FEST (262-3378). Ticket prices are based on the level of seating at LP Field for the Nightly Concerts, and range from $135 to $350 plus handling fees. A limited number of four-day parking passes for LP Field are also available (parking is not included in the Festival ticket price), ranging from $60 for Cars to $140 for an RV/Motorcoach, plus handling fees.


Ticket and parking prices are subject to change without notice. All sales are final and non-refundable. Children 3 years and younger are admitted FREE. For information on ADA seating, please call 1-800-CMA-FEST.

Gary Allan & Jake Owen To Headline ACM Fremont Street Experience Concerts

Posted by Administrator on February 27, 2013 at 8:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Gary Allan and Jake Owen will headline this year's ACM Weekend at Fremont Street Experience, a free, two-night concert series leading up to the ACM Awards in Las Vegas. Taking place April 5-6, the event will also feature Randy Houser, Chris Janson, Jana Kramer, Kip Moore, Joe Nichols and Sunny Sweeney. Fremont Street Experience, a covered public entertainment district in downtown Las Vegas, boasts numerous hotels, casinos, restaurants and the world's largest video screen, the ACM Awards will broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 7 on CBS.

DVR Alert: Gary Allan On Jimmy Fallon This Monday

Posted by Administrator on February 9, 2013 at 7:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Tune in to NBC this Monday night, 02/11/13 @ 11:30 CST to watch Gary Allan perform "Every Storm (Runs Out Of Rain)" on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

Have you listened to 'Set You Free' in full yet?  If so, tell us what your favorite track off the new hit album is.  Listen below to one of our favorites, "Bones", which is also the 2013 PBR theme song. 

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