Gary Allan returns with all-new material on Ruthless
His first studio album in more than eight years!
Gary Allan will release his first album in eight years with Ruthless, a collection of 13 songs due June 25. It's the follow-up to 2013's Set You Free and follows a string of one-off singles he has released beginning in 2015.
Ruthless features a number of Nashville producers, including Mark Wright, Tony Brown, Greg Droman, Jay Joyce, and Allan himself. "This is a montage of everything I have done since my last album," the California native said in a statement. "It's what I love. I remain influenced by the '90s - as well as by the '80s."
Overall, Allan's nine studio and greatest hits albums have produced 26 singles on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay charts, including the number one hits "Man to Man," "Tough Little Boys" (both 2003), "Nothing On but the Radio" (2004), and "Every Storm (Runs Out of Rain)" (2013). Seven more of his singles have reached the Top 10 on this chart as well: his debut single "Her Man," "It Would Be You" (both at No. 7), "Right Where I Need to Be" (at No. 5), "The One" (at No. 3), "Best I Ever Had" (a cover of a Vertical Horizon song) (at No. 7), "Life Ain't Always Beautiful" (at No. 4), and "Watching Airplanes" (No. 2).
Last year, Allan spoke to Rolling Stone about the 20th anniversary of his platinum-selling Smoke Rings in the Dark. "It was pivotal for me. It started to define a sound, and we had that sound before, but this record put a stamp on it. That was our thing after that," he said. "It was cutting edge, but now you listen to it and it sounds so long ago."
|2. Waste Of A Whiskey Drink|
|3. Till It Felt Like You|
|5. Pretty Damn Close|
|6. High As I've Ever Been|
|7. What I Can't Talk About|
|2. Trouble Knows Trouble|
|5. Little Glass Of Wine|
|6. The Hard Way|