Country music star Gary Allan returned to the top of the charts today with the release of his ninth studio album “Set You Free.” Selling
106,109 albums in its debut week, “Set You Free” currently sits in the No. 1 position on the Billboard Country Albums Chart and cross-genre Billboard 200 Chart. This is the MCA Nashville recording artist’s first No.1 Billboard Top 200 debut and third No. 1 debut on the Billboard Country Albums Chart, according to a news release.
Furthermore, Allan’s first single off “Set You Free,” the gold-certified “Every Storm (Runs Out Of Rain),” reached the top position on the Billboard Country Airplay Chart, Mediabase/Country Aircheckand Music Row charts this week.
Allan is no stranger to having a hit at radio. With “Every Storm (Runs Out Of Rain)” reaching the top position, this marks the fifth time Allan has notched a No. 1 song, additionally he has garnered a cool dozen Top 10 hits.
“It has been a long while, but it feels really good,” says Allan in the release. “I would especially like to thank all of my fans and everyone at radio. I would also like to thank everyone on my team who has helped to get me to this point. This is a great feeling!”
UMG Nashville’s Chairman and CEO, Mike Dungan adds in the release, “What a gratifying moment for Gary and everyone on his team, including his family here at MCA and the Universal Music Group! This album is a spectacular piece of work, from one of music’s most unique and talented artists. We are so proud to represent Gary and his music.”
The excitement for Allan’s “Set You Free” continues. USA Today gave it four out of four songs and said “Allan is the outlaw whom country’s new wave dreams of being.” NPR said “A great mainstream country vocalist knows how to balance ardor with grit. Gary Allan is a master at that Blend” and the Nashville Scene said “when it comes to album-making as a serious art form, Neil Young has nothing on Gary Allan.”
Look for my review of “Set You Free” on Friday.