The title cut of Gary Allan’s new album is a harmonica-spiked country-rocker that simmers with more attitude than empathy. If anybody’s got a right to feel bad, it’s Allan, the bright young country star whose wife committed suicide last year.
Maybe it’s the arrival of autumn and the lack of sunshine in recent weeks, but Gary Allan’s grief-drenched “Tough All Over” and Jamison Parker’s “Sleepwalker” lead the list of recommended new recordings from Orange County’s scene.
When it comes to first-week sales figures, the tally for Gary Allan’s Tough All Over is the best he’s ever had — with 99,662 copies sold. As a result, the dark but melodic album enters Billboard’s country sales chart at No. 1 and the all-genre Billboard 200 at No. 3. –more–
Gary Allan’s reflective and sometimes dark follow-up to 2003′s well-received “See if I Care” is haunted by the suicide of his wife last year. “Forgive me for what I didn’t know, for what I didn’t say or do,” he pleads on “I Just Got Back From Hell,” one of four tunes he wrote or co-wrote [...]
- TOUGH ALL OVER SELLS ALMOST 100,000 COPIES ITS FIRST WEEK IN STORES MARKING ALLAN’S HIGHEST DEBUT TO DATE ALLAN BREAKS IN AT #3 ON THE BILLBOARD 200 CHART JUST BEHIND ALICIA KEYS AND NICKELBACK Nashville, TN — Oct 19, 2005 — Country Superstar Gary Allan debuts at #1 on the Billboard Country Album Chart. [...]