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Gary Allan to Launch New Single “Do You Wish It Was Me”

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Yesterday morning, EMI Nashville Recording artist Gary Allan announced the release of his latest single “Do You Wish It Was Me?”  The song ships to radio this morning, and will go for adds on June 13, with a digital on-sale date of June 10.  Co-written by Allan, Jonathan Singleton and Andrew Dorff, the sexy new song was co-produced by Allan along with Greg Droman.  Allan’s longtime touring band can be heard on the single helping to capture the firey energy of Allan’s live performances in the studio.

Gary played the song for his label team last week at a private gathering, where he was presented with a GOLD plaque for his most recent studio album SET YOU FREE.  Allan was surprised when UMG Nashville President & CEO Mike Dungan presented him with a plaque studded with platinum after platinum album, celebrating his incredible 20 year career.  With sales of over 7 Million albums, 8 Million tracks, 250 Million Streams, 5 #1 chart topping singles and 14 top ten hits, the team has much to celebrate.

Allan was appreciative of the obvious enthusiasm the label has for the single and collection of songs on the new album.  “Looking at this plaque and thinking back on the past twenty years makes me grateful for the great team of people I have around me.  There have been people who have come and gone from Universal, but this is still my home and they are all my label family,” said Allan.  “I am excited about getting ‘Do You Wish It Was Me?’ out to radio, playing it for the fans and continuing to work with Mike, Cindy and the entire EMI/UMG Nashville staff.”

Allan and his team took a moment to commemorate the night posing for a quick photo.

Photo ID (L-R): Lytle Management Group President John Lytle, UMG Nashville Senior Vice President Promotion Royce Risser, UMG Nashville President Cindy Mabe, UMG Nashville Chairman & CEO Mike Dungan, Gary Allan, UMG Nashville Senior Vice President A&R Brian Wright, Milom Horsnell Crow Rose Kelley PLC’s David Crow, UMG Nashville Senior Vice President and COO Mike Harris

Photo Credit: Alain Poizner

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Blake Shelton to Kick Off Music Fest at the Hall


The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum welcomes thousands of country music fans to CMA Music Festival, June 9 to 12. All week, the museum will be packed with activities, presented by Comcast, beginning Monday, June 6, at 3 p.m. with a special appearance by superstar Blake Shelton. Hosted by museum editor Michael McCall, Shelton will discuss his career and perform a short acoustic set.

In addition to Shelton’s appearance in support of the new exhibition Blake Shelton: Based on a True Story, supported by SunTrust, the museum will offer autograph signings, performances and special programs all week as well as a last chance to see the exhibition Flyin’ Saucers Rock & Roll: The Cosmic Genius of Sam Phillips, closing June 12.

The museum is once again offering a bundled ticket option with Fan Fair X. Located inside of the Music City Center, Fan Fair X offers artist interactions, celebrity Q&A sessions, autographs, shopping and much more! The ticket, which includes museum admission (good for single day until December 31, 2016) and four-day access to Fan Fair X is $39.95 and can be purchased at the museum’s box office or online.

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Gary Allan Re-signs with Universal Music Group

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Gary Allan has re-signed with Universal Music Group Nashville, the label home for the entirety of his twenty-year career. Known for his smoldering vocals and raucous live performances, the California native released his first album, Used Heart for Sale, in 1996 and since then has released eight additional studio albums selling over 7 million albums total. His most recent album, Set You Free, debuted at No.1 on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart and features the No. 1 single “Every Storm (Runs Out Of Rain)” which he co-wrote with Matt Warren and Hillary Lindsey. Additional career accolades for the man Rolling Stone labeled “country’s mainstream maverick” include three Platinum-selling albums, five Gold-selling albums and five No.1 hits at country radio such as “Man To Man,” “Tough Little Boys” and “Nothing On But The Radio.” Praised by The New York Times for “stylistic maturity,” the singer/songwriter has also notched over a dozen Top 10 hits including “Her Man” as well as “Life Ain’t Always Beautiful” and amassed over 270 million total streams.

“Gary is simply one of the most interesting vocalists and stylists that country music has ever known,” says UMG Nashville Chairman & CEO Mike Dungan. “He is truly a unique artist, and we are honored and thrilled to be able to continue to represent him.”

Gary will now be represented by the EMI promotion staff as part of the re-signing. Fans can catch the road-warrior at several shows and festivals this summer including the Taste of Country Festival in Hunter, NY and the Faster Horses Festival in Brooklyn, Mich. For a full list of tour dates, news images and more, visit

Gary Allan’s Songbooks On Display At Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

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Platinum selling recording artist Gary Allan visited the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum to view his songwriting materials on display in the Taylor Swift Education Center. The singer/songwriter is lending one of his favorite 1948 Gibson J200 acoustic guitars, three of his leather-bound songbooks and his favorite John Lennon edition Mont Blanc writing pen to the center, hoping to inspire a new generation of budding songwriters. “I am very honored to have some of my personal things on display in the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. This is the place where all the legends are, so this is a big deal to me,” said Allan.

“Some kids may think they need a computer or instruments to get started.  I want kids out there to know that all you really need to write a song is a pen, a piece of paper and a little creativity,” Allan said to the Associated Press. “Songwriting is a great outlet. It can be a wonderful form of creative expression, it can be therapeutic and it’s fun!”

Allan’s songbooks on display contain several of his biggest radio hits including the #1 smash “Every Storm (Runs Out Of Rain)” co-written by Allan, 2015 CMA Song of the Year Award winner Hillary Lindsey and Matt Warren.  On display, visitors of the Taylor Swift Education Center can see Allan’s handwritten pieces including a co-write with longtime friend and GRAMMY® nominated songwriter Odie Blackmon and Sarah Buxton as well as the framed handwritten lyrics to Allan’s favorite song he has written, “Puttin’ Memories Away.”

“Music education sits at the core of our mission at the Museum. We host hundreds of education programs in our Taylor Swift Education Center each year, and songwriting is at the heart of our flagship program Words & Music,” said Ali Tonn, the Museum’s Director of Education and Public Programming. “We’re thrilled to be able to feature artifacts Gary Allan used to craft so many of his hits and hope that this installation will inspire and encourage young, budding songwriters.”

After viewing the display, Allan posed with his manager and team members of The Country Music Hall Of Fame and Museum.

Pictured from left to right are:
Front Row:  Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s Ali Tonn – Director of Education and Public Programs and Carolyn Tate – Senior Vice President of Museum Services.

Back Row:  John Lytle – Lytle Management Group, Gary Allan and Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s CEO Kyle Young.

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