Allan releases new disc.
Tuesday, March 9, 2010 – Gary Allan has release day today to himself. The singer put out the 10-song "Get Off on the Pain." The first single was Today a song penned by Brice Long and Tommy Lee James. the disc features Allan's vocals way upfront on a collection country songs with edge. Allan produced the disc with Greg Droman and Mark Bright. He had a hand in writing half of the material.
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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.
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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 ...