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Allan splits with Universal

Friday, July 29, 2022 – Gary Allan and his longstanding label home, Universal Music Group Nashville, have split, Allan disclosed today.

"For the last 25 years plus, UMG Nashville has been my record label home. I am very thankful to the staff members at Decca, MCA and EMI for the belief and support they have had in me, but it now time for a new adventure. I am excited for what the future holds and look forward to sharing more news soon."

Allan debuted with "Used Hart for Sale" in 1996 on Decca, switched to MCA Nashville for this third album, "Smoke Rings in the Dark, in 1999 and remained there through the release of his most recent disc, "Ruthless," out on EMI in June 2021.

Allan has not had a song break the top 40 since "It Ain't the Whiskey" in 2013. That song went Gold.

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CD review - Ruthless Much of Gary Allan's "Ruthless" leans toward the big, booming production so common in contemporary country today. Even so, Allen also has one of the most compelling male voices in country music; one that more often than not cuts right through all the over embellishments. On top of that, this 13-song collection has far more winners than losers. The biggest and best surprise is one titled "SEX." Yes, it's a song about sex – albeit, without being dirty. ...
CD review - Set You Free Gary Allan sets it straight where his musical universe is at when he starts the disc with the words "That was a tough good bye" in Tough Goodbye. You know this is not going to be an easy, joyful ride throughout these dozen songs mainly constricted to heartache and hurting, just as Allan's past would indicate. A look at the song titles - It Ain't the Whiskey, You Without Me, Hungover Heart - makes that abundantly clear. The number one hit Every Storm (Runs Out of Rain) is a ...
CD review - Get Off on the Pain The title may not evoke pretty images, and Gary Allan makes it clear where he's coming from, starting with the title. This is not the feel-good, pop country infiltrating the country airwaves these days. Life and especially love ain't easy at all, and Allan makes damn sure you know that in case it wasn't absolutely, positively clear. Allan's voice is killer, easily one of country's best, and he utilizes that to great effect here (as usual). There's a tremendous ...

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