Gary Allan recently sat down with ABC News Radio Nashville Entertainment Producer Hunter Kelly to discuss “strategic drinking” and hangover cures in honor of his new single, “Hangover Tonight.”
Listen to Gary’s new single, “Hangover Tonight” here.
Gary Allan’s new single “Hangover Tonight” is impacting radio stations across the nation. The clever and catchy tune is perfectly suited to Allan’s smoldering vocals and sexy swagger, which is enhanced when Chris Stapelton’s raw and powerful background vocals are added into the mix.
The song was co-produced by Allan and Greg Droman and co-written by Allan, Chris Stapleton, Jesse Frasure and Cary Barlowe. “Hangover Tonight” is the lead single from Allan’s forthcoming album due on MCA Nashville later this year. It will be the follow-up to Allan’s critically acclaimed, Billboard 200 Chart Topping album, Set You Free.
“I’m super excited about this single going to radio. I feel like this is the fourth or fifth time I’ve reinvented myself, or tried to push myself to do different things. I feel like I have pushed myself into a very comfortable place because it is kind of 50’s and 60’s Motown. It reminds me of when I did “Runaway” and things like that. So it was a very easy thing for me to do. I was in rockabilly bands my whole life, and to me it was just a throwback to my youth writing with these guys. It was a lot of fun.”
The song is also quickly becoming a fan favorite during Allan’s live shows. Night after night, they respond enthusiastically, dancing and singing along to the chorus.
The Professional Bull Riders (PBR) will “ride” and the musicians will “rock” so the fans can “party” during the PBR Cowboy Spring Break Festival scheduled Memorial Day Weekend at the MGM Resorts Village in Las Vegas featuring Gary Allan and The Band Perry. Additional artists will be added in the coming weeks.
For three days fans can enjoy the concerts, on-site pool parties, mechanical bull riding, frothy drinks, bull rider meet-and-greets, interactive displays, shopping and a host of other activities.
“Cowboy Spring Break has been a long-time in the making and we have an exceptional line-up of entertainment to surround one of PBR’s most popular events, The Last Cowboy Standing” PBR COO Sean Gleason said. “It’s the last PBR event before the summer break and I know that our cowboy athletes will be ready to enjoy some fun-in-the-sun with PBR fans and western lifestyle enthusiasts.”
The celebration will be centered on one of the PBR’s most popular and roughest event formats, the Last Cowboy Standing. The Top 50 bull riders in the world will compete Friday and Saturday in round after round of competition. If they make the 8-second buzzer, they advance. If they come up short, they’re done. The battle continues until one athlete remains and becomes the “Last Cowboy Standing,” pocketing at least $180,000 as the winner. The event’s total purse is $250,000.
The Last Cowboy Standing will be held at the MGM Resorts Village and is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. Friday, May 22nd and at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 23rd. Gary Allan will rock the house following Saturday night’s Round 2 action and The Band Perry will close the weekend’s festivities on Sunday.
The Last Cowboy Standing is the second PBR Major and will be broadcast on CBS.
Tickets for Cowboy Spring Break are on sale now and can be purchased at all MGM Resorts ticket offices or concierge desks, all Ticketmaster locations or on-site at the MGM Resorts Village on the day of the event.
Tickets also can be purchased at ticketmaster.com or via phone at (800) 745-3000. A single day of concerts, excitement and the Last Cowboy Standing event is only $50 for general admission seats. Exclusive, three-day ticket packages including reserved seating and VIP reserved seating are available for only $299 and $449, respectively. Three-day general admission packages are also available for $99.
Special hotel room rates are available at 12 MGM Resorts International properties and can be booked at
resweb.passkey.com/go/EPBRSPRING. For more information about Cowboy Spring Break, visit www.pbr.com.
Northern California’s biggest country music festival, Country Summer presented by Lithia RAM of Santa Rosa, has announced 13 of 14 entertainers performing June 5 to 7 at Sonoma County Event Center at the Fairgrounds, 1350 Bennett Valley Road.
Executive Producer Alan Jacoby says plans are in the works for an audition competition inviting fans to vote for the country music act that will open the show. “Stay tuned,” he said. “We will be announcing details soon.”
In addition to the headliners, the June 5 lineup includes Gary Allan, Chris Young and Parmalee; June 6 includes Lee Brice, Jerrod Niemann, Frankie Ballard and The Swon Brothers; and June 7 includes Trace Adkins, Easton Corbin and Cassadee Pope.
Country Summer is produced by Impact Entertainment and Sonoma Media Group, the owner of Froggy 92.9 and other leading radio stations serving Sonoma County.
This year, Country Summer anticipates attracting more than 33,000 fans with more video walls and enhanced staging and sound. Between main acts on the Montgomery Village Stage, there will be a secondary stage featuring additional country musicians and groups.
While performances by country music artists are the main attraction, great festivals are more than great music. Country Summer is a destination country celebration with Western-themed attractions, an expanded 2015 Food Court with country-inspired delights and an array of libations to please every palette — from Bud Light for beer drinkers to wine and spirits at the Leese-Fitch Wine Garden and the Jack Daniel’s Saloon.
“Country Summer 2015 is off to a great start with an incredible lineup of country music’s most popular entertainers,” Jacoby said. “We are also very pleased to welcome our new presenting sponsor, Lithia RAM of Santa Rosa, as well as an array of new and second-time sponsors supporting the event.”
Daily tickets start from $69 for general admission, $99 for reserved seats. A limited number of discount three-day packages are available. To purchase tickets, visit www.countrysummer.com or call 800.514.3849 to order by phone.