Country singer Gary Allan's new album gets label's early push
NASHVILLE, Tennessee (REUTERS) - The release of country music singer Gary Allan's new album Set You Free, this week, his first since undergoing vocal surgery in 2010, was not meant to happen so soon.
But when his record label, MCA Nashville, saw his new song Every Storm (Runs out of Rain), race up the charts in September, the label pushed the album's release up two months from March.
"I've been doing this forever and it usually goes the other way," Allan told Reuters. "It's super exciting for me." Now in its 20th week on Billboard's country chart, "Every Storm (Runs out of Rain)," peaked last week at No. 4 and has been downloaded some 685,000 times, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Allan, 45, who has scored three country chart toppers in his 17-year career, said his latest hit was the right song at the right time for a country politically divided and seemingly down on its luck.