GARY ALLAN RETURNS TO FORM WITH DYNAMIC NEW ALBUM RUTHLESS OUT NOW ON EMI NASHVILLE

*New album debuts at #1 on Current Country Albums and #8 on Billboard Country Albums Charts*
*Allan embarks on THE RUTHLESS TOUR: 25 Years The Hard Way*

Fans are loving multi-platinum-selling country music renegade Gary Allan’s acclaimed new studio album RUTHLESS (EMI NASHVILLE), with the album debuting at #1 on the Current Country Albums chart and #8 on the Billboard Country Albums chart. Allan’s first album in eight years is also now his ninth Top 10 album spanning an incredible 25-year career. Hailed as one of Allan’s best to date, RUTHLESS cements four decades of top 10 albums from the hitmaker. Lyric Magazine (UK) praised the album saying, “’Ruthless’ is a triumph. By working with modern, vibrant and vital writers that are shaping the future of Country music whilst understanding its past, he has updated and uplifted his own sound,” and Taste of Country has called RUTHLESS “an unusually diverse album that touches on both contemporary and more classic country vibes, as well as some R&B and rock influences…a tracklisting that keeps the listener guessing with each new song.”

Allan is also embarking on a new tour, aptly titled THE RUTHLESS TOUR: 25 Years The Hard Way, that will take him across the US through the end of 2021, with stops in Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, Texas, Tennessee, Florida, Mississippi, Kentucky, Ohio, Wisconsin, Arizona, South Dakota and more.

THE RUTHLESS TOUR: 25 YEARS THE HARD WAY [Initial Dates]

July 9 – Hankinson, ND – Dakota Magic Casino

July 10 – Belcourt, ND – Sky Dancer Casino

July 11 – Sioux Falls, SD – Wagon Wheel

July 15 – Mayetta, KS – Prairie Band Casino – SOLD OUT

July 16 – Wichita, KS – The Cotillion Ballroom

July 17 – Hastings, NE – Adams County Fairfest

July 22 – Urbana, IL – Champaign County Fair

July 24 – West Union, IA – Fayette County Fair

July 25 – Deadwood, SD – Deadwood Live Open Air Music Series

July 31 – Marysville, OH – Union County Fair

August 6 – Maricopa, AZ – Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino

August 7 – Lovington, NM – Lea County Fair & Rodeo

August 14 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall

August 16 – Camdenton, MO – Ozarks Amphitheater (with Willie Nelson)

August 20 – Austin, TX – Nutty Brown Café & Amphitheater

August 21 – Helotes, TX – John T. Floore’s Country Store

August 26 – Tampa, FL – Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – SOLD OUT

August 27 – Jacksonville, FL – Florida Theatre

August 28 – Biloxi, MS – Beau Rivage Theatre

September 3 – Panama City Beach, FL – Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam

September 10 – Huber Heights, OH – Rose Music Center at The Heights

September 11 – Elizabeth, IN – Caesars Southern Indiana

September 16 – Johnson City, TN – Freedom Hall Civic Center

September 17 – Huntington, WV – Mountain Health Arena

September 18 – Highland Heights, KY – BB&T Arena

September 24 – Robinsonville, MS – Bluesville at Horseshoe Tunica

September 30 – Appleton, WI – Fox Cities Performing Arts Center

October 1 – Ames, IA – Iowa State University

October 7 – Waukegan, IL – The Genesee Theatre

October 8 – Wisconsin Dells, WI – Crystal Grand Music Theatre

November 4 – Joliet, IL – Rialto Square Theatre

The California native marks his return to the country music spotlight with the stunning 13-track album produced by Allan along with veteran producers Mark Wright, Tony Brown, Greg Droman and Jay Joyce. RUTHLESS, one of Allan’s most commanding albums to date, features exceptional songwriting, and superb instrumentation, and Allan’s unique gift for storytelling, wrapped in his passion for 80s and 90s musical influences. The album also finds Gary collaborating with some of Nashville’s top songwriters including Hillary Lindsey, the late Busbee, Shane McAnally, Nicolle Galyon, Ross Ellis, Ryan Hurd, Jim Beavers, Blair Daly, The Warren Brothers and more. Fans can listen to the new album here: https://strm.to/GaryAllanRuthless

With the allure of a modern-day outlaw, Gary Allan has won over fans, peers and critics over his 25-year career with his signature blend of smoldering vocals, rebellious lyrics and raucous live performances. While becoming a force on the country music scene, Allan has remained true to his artistic voice each step of the way.