Gary Allan


August 26, 2016 all-day
The Cotillion defines freedom as ‰ÛÏthe power to determine action without restraint.‰Û�Thus, Gary Allan‰Ûªs Set You Free is a perfectly named, well-conceived album that embodies his own evolution toward personal, creative freedom. The album, sequenced with a storyline in which a man breaks the restraints of a failed relationship and conquers the loneliness of its aftermath, is the result of Allan‰Ûªs own journey as a man and as an artist.He took a number of new steps during the recording process ‰ÛÒ by mixing up the production team, playing lead guitar on a number of tracks, writing more of his own material and using a handful of new co-writers. As a result, he came up with the most optimistic album of his career, one that acknowledges the hurdles of the past and the ways in which they‰Ûªve helped to shape his current sense of renewal.‰ÛÏIt‰Ûªs all about healing,‰Û� Allan says. ‰ÛÏIt‰Ûªs all about the evolution of getting better.‰Û�