NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 31, 2016) – Award-winning country artist Gary Allan has re-signed with Universal Music Group Nashville, the label home for the entirety of his twenty-year career. Known for his smoldering vocals and raucous live performances, the California native released his first album, Used Heart for Sale, in 1996 and since then has released eight additional studio albums selling over 7 million albums total. His most recent album, Set You Free, debuted at No.1 on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart and features the No. 1 single “Every Storm (Runs Out Of Rain)” which he co-wrote with Matt Warren and Hillary Lindsey. Additional career accolades for the man Rolling Stone labeled “country’s mainstream maverick” include three Platinum-selling albums, five Gold-selling albums and five No.1 hits at country radio such as “Man To Man,” “Tough Little Boys” and “Nothing On But The Radio.” Praised by The New York Times for “stylistic maturity,” the singer/songwriter has also notched over a dozen Top 10 hits including “Her Man” as well as “Life Ain’t Always Beautiful” and amassed over 270 million total streams.
“Gary is simply one of the most interesting vocalists and stylists that country music has ever known,” says UMG Nashville Chairman & CEO Mike Dungan. “He is truly a unique artist, and we are honored and thrilled to be able to continue to represent him.”
Gary will now be represented by the EMI promotion staff as part of the re-signing. Fans can catch the road-warrior at several shows and festivals this summer including the Taste of Country Festival in Hunter, NY and the Faster Horses Festival in Brooklyn, Mich.