Set You Free

Set You Free

by Gary Allan
     
 
It's hard to call Gary Allan anything other than a journeyman, a singer raised in hard country who has always found his road a little bit hard to travel. Hits have come, but toward the back end of the 2000s, roughly ten years after he had his commercial breakthrough; the hits started to dwindle and he responded by getting a little bit leaner and rocking a little bit

Overview

It's hard to call Gary Allan anything other than a journeyman, a singer raised in hard country who has always found his road a little bit hard to travel. Hits have come, but toward the back end of the 2000s, roughly ten years after he had his commercial breakthrough; the hits started to dwindle and he responded by getting a little bit leaner and rocking a little bit harder. All those moves pay off on Set You Free, his ninth album and one where all of his past is present in his assured professionalism. Allan isn't trying much new here, but he whittles away any lingering impressions of confessional songwriting apparent on 2010's Get Off on the Pain and concentrates on the basics: love songs and heartbreak tunes, defiant rockers and good-time anthems. He has a few new wrinkles along the way, notably on the soulful groove of "Hungover Heart" and the lite reggae pulse of "No Worries," but what satisfies here is his clean, no-frills modern country: he puts grit into the boasts of "Bones" and heart into "Every Storm (Runs Out of Rain)" and when all the songs are put together, it adds up to an album that's easy to enjoy.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/22/2013
Label:
Mca Nashville
UPC:
0602537097609
catalogNumber:
001717302
Rank:
10965

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Gary Allan   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Giles Reaves   Synthesizer,Percussion,Piano,Drums,Xylophone,fender rhodes,Hammond B3
Marilyn Martin   Background Vocals
Cindy Walker   Background Vocals
Eric Darken   Percussion
David Angell   Strings
Chad Cromwell   Drums
David Davidson   Strings
Greg Droman   Electric Guitar,12-string Guitar
Dan Dugmore   Steel Guitar
Kenny Greenberg   Electric Guitar
Vicki Hampton   Background Vocals
Jay Joyce   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Background Vocals
Steve Nathan   Hammond B3
Russ Pahl   Pedal Steel Guitar
Michael Rhodes   Bass
Kristin Wilkinson   Strings
Craig Wright   Percussion,Drums
C.J. Udeen   Steel Guitar,Band
David Steele   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Background Vocals
John Lancaster   Organ,Piano,Keyboards,Background Vocals,Band,Wurlitzer,Hammond B3
Lee Hendricks   Bass
Wes Hightower   Background Vocals
Perry Coleman   Background Vocals
Tom Bukovac   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Jaime Hanna   Acoustic Guitar,Background Vocals,Band
Ilya Toshinsky   Acoustic Guitar,Mandolin,Ukulele
Rachel Proctor   Background Vocals
Matt Billingslea   Band
Hillary Lindsey   Background Vocals
Rob McNelley   Electric Guitar
Jedd Hughes   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Levi Dennis   Acoustic Guitar,Fiddle,Viola,Background Vocals,Band
Wurlitzer   Keyboards
Tim Galloway   Band
Matt Warren   Harmonica
Brian Aresenault   Band

Technical Credits

Giles Reaves   Additional Production
Billy Burnette   Composer
Pat McLaughlin   Composer
Eric Darken   Additional Production
Greg Barnhill   Composer
Chad Cromwell   Additional Production
Greg Droman   Producer,Engineer
Dan Dugmore   Additional Production
Kenny Greenberg   Additional Production
Jay Joyce   Producer
Steve Nathan   Additional Production
Russ Pahl   Additional Production
Michael Rhodes   Additional Production
Kristin Wilkinson   String Arrangements
Craig Wright   Additional Production
Mark Wright   Producer
Keith Gattis   Composer
Gary Allan   Composer,Producer
David Steele   Additional Production
John Lancaster   Composer
Odie Blackmon   Composer
Jim Daddario   Composer
Blair Daly   Composer
Lee Hendricks   Additional Production
Wes Hightower   Additional Production
Perry Coleman   Additional Production
Lee Dickson   Road Crew
Tom Bukovac   Additional Production
Brad Warren   Composer
Brett Warren   Composer
Karen Naff   Art Direction
Danny Roberts   Road Crew
Jason Hall   Engineer
Ilya Toshinsky   Additional Production
Rachel Proctor   Composer,Additional Production
Hillary Lindsey   Composer,Additional Production
Rob McNelley   Additional Production
Jedd Hughes   Additional Production
Sarah Buxton   Composer
James LeBlanc   Composer
Bruce Wallace   Composer
Cole Degges   Composer
Tony Martin   Composer
Josh Thompson   Composer
Rob Beckham   Booking
Rick Shipp   Booking
Joel Shewmake   Composer
Glen Boster   Road Crew
Jason Spence   Road Crew
Brian G. White   Composer
Troy Blaisdell   Road Crew
Timmy Derusha   Road Crew
Meredith Bolton   Road Crew
Matt Warren   Composer
Larry Boster   Road Crew
Jeff Jackson   Road Crew
Greg Watkins   Road Crew
Chris "Sully" Sullivan   Road Crew
Amos Bolton   Road Crew
Allen Funderburk   Road Crew
Alex Stegall   Road Crew

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