Gary Allan Performs Every Storm (Runs Out of Rain) Live at Yahoo Ram Country Studios. On the heels of his latest album release, Set You Free, and single success with “Every Storm (Runs Out of Rain),” which sold over 100,000 copies in its first week and earned his first career #1, Gary Allan stopped by the Yahoo Ram Country studios to do a live performance of his current tracks. In addition to “Every Storm,” Allan also performed tracks like “It Ain’t the Whiskey,” and “Smoke Rings In The Dark.” Words can’t really do justice to how amazing an artist, Gary is. So, watch the live performance below, and enjoy! Allan is playing a few dates in the next couple months, find details below, including two sold-out performances at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN. For more on Gary head over to his official site, and be sure to check back with us! Gary Allan Live Performance at Yahoo Ram Country.
Gary Allan Hits with Full Force with New Album Release Set You Free. Gary Allan‘s single “Every Storm (Runs Out Of Rain),” featured on his new album which dropped last week, is already a run away success having reached Gold status earlier this month. After listening to Set You Free from beginning to end and over again, it’s simple to see that “Every Storm” is in good company with the other eleven tracks featured on the new record. Allan’s album has that rocker edge to it that we all know and love, and each song reaches right in and grabs a hold of you, pulling you in with well-written lyrics, haunting and/or catchy melodies and Gary’s gruff but velvety vocals. Poetry of a Broken Heart. The major theme on this album is easily heartbreak. Even songs like “You Without Me” and “One More Time” that aren’t strictly about broken hearts and relationships are still heart wrenching because the love and desire for a life well lived he describes are just so intense! Even though most of the songs share different variations of this common thread, each song still manages to be poetic, unique and powerful. There is a different story for each track, and each is as compelling as the next. With “Sand In My Soul,” it is easy to visualize the beach, the tiki bar, and a lone figure drinking alone then shuffling off to his room as the world moves on around him. Anyone who has loved can relate to the addiction metaphor (“stoned mind” “jonesing for another kiss” “high on love” “strung out on a woman”) employed in “Hungover Heart.” As you listen to the album, each track is just a vivid as the next and it’s difficult to not have an emotional reaction to the music. Two songs which stand out from the heartbreak theme are “Every Storm (Runs Out of Rain)” and “Good As New.” Both of these tracks are optimistic and bolstering. Like the heartbreak songs, these two tunes don’t deny the hurt in the world, but highlight it, and in the process emphasize just how good the good things really are in contrast. This lyrical quality is in keeping with the more mournful tunes as it still maintains a poetry and powerfulness that is certain to touch listeners. It’s The Little Things. Besides having 12 well-written, compelling and unique songs on Set You Free, there are little details embedded in each song that add musical diversity to the album as a whole while setting the tracks apart from each other. In “Bones” there is a strong presence of harmonica that gives it a serious groove. The intro to “It Ain’t The Whiskey” features an organ riff that immediately caught my attention. With “Sand In My Soul“, the fiddle stands out and really adds an extra layer of sorrowfulness to accompany the lyrics. When we get closer to the end of the album “Drop” really shakes things up with a jazzy/bluesy quality that increases Continue reading
This Week We Salute Gary Allan, Get Your Shot of Country! Next week Gary Allan releases his brand new album, Set You Free, and so, we decided to salute Gary and his current hit single “Every Storm (Runs Out of Rain)” with this week’s Shot of Country. Now, we like to think of Gary Allan as a straight shooter. So, we kept things reaaaal simple this week. No fancy recipes. No chasers. Get your shot of country below! Shot of Country: Gary Allan. Enter to win a SIGNED copy of Gary Allan’s new album!
Enter to Win A Signed Copy of Gary Allan’s Set You Free Album! Gary Allan will be releasing his brand new album Set You Free next Tuesday, January 22nd, and we have your chance to win a signed copy! The album features his hit single (certified gold!) “Every Storm (Runs Out of Rain)” the success of which, Allan recently told the Kansas City Star, took him by surprise. “It’s the fastest song we’ve ever had. We’re feeling really blessed. You just don’t see things like this in this business anymore.” -Gary Allan Maybe you don’t see things like that (such quick rising singles…) happening in the business anymore, but it shouldn’t come as a surprise when we’re dealing with such a talented singer, songwriter and musician. Besides the hit “Every Storm,” there are 11 additional tracks that are just as well written, relatable and powerful (stay tuned for a full review!). Trust me, this is one album you’re going to want to take the time to listen to. Find details on how you can win a signed copy below! Next up, Allan will be performing various dates over the next few months. Find dates and ticket info below! Win a Signed Copy of Gary Allan’s Set You Free! Step 1: (If you aren’t already!) Follow us on Twitter: @CMNBlog Step 2: Send out the following tweet: “I entered to win a signed copy of Gary Allan’s “Set You Free” from @CMNBlog and you can too! Go here: http://ow.ly/gVUFP #CountryMusic” Step 3: When we receive you’re tweet, you will automatically be entered to win! Important Details: Winners will be randomly selected and notified individually via Twitter. Prizes were provided by MCA Nashville. Tweets must be received by Friday, January 25th. Winners will not be eligible for another prize drawing until 90days after this one.
Gary Allan New Album Set You Free Release Date, Track Listing, Pre-Order Info and More! There are few things we love more at CMNB than new music, and happily one of our team’s favorite artists, Gary Allan, will be releasing a brand new album later this month! The new record is titled, Set You Free, and features the already available for purchase southern rock-ish “Bones” and current single “Every Storm” (check out the official video now!) among the twelve total tracks. Set You Free will release on January 22nd, but it is currently available for pre-order on iTunes and on Amazon! Set You Free Album Cover. Set You Free Track Listing. 1. Tough Goodbye 2. Every Storm (Runs Out of Rain) 3. Bones 4. It Ain’t the Whiskey 5. Sand In My Soul 6. You Without Me 7. One More Time 8. Hungover Heart 9. No Worries 10. Drop 11. Pieces 12. Good As New