It’s now been five years since Gary Allan was on the top of the charts with Every Storm…
That’s a long time in the music business. Gary has put out a few singles during that time. I kind of thought his last one would be a hit, but that didn’t work out.
Later this year Gary will turn 50 years old. Not many country artists have hits in their 50s. There have been a few, but the list is very small.
Gary has a new single out right now. The early signs are good. It sounds like a hit.
Mess Me Up – Gary Allan
I know I’m biased with Gary Allan. I’ve been a fan of his since the ’90s. It’s kind of incredible how he’s been able to adapt his style to the changing styles of country music. The traditional style of the mid ’90s. The pop influence in the ’00s.
Will he be able to continue it for a few more years?
I think this song sounds like a hit. It’s got the classic Gary style while still sounding fresh.
The song seems to be about a guy that’s having a really difficult time getting over a woman. For whatever reason they’re not together anymore. It sounds like she’s moved on, but he can’t stop thinking of her. He’s wishing she would come back to him.
It’s a real struggle. Will she come back? She knows it’ll mess him up. He knows that it will if she comes back. But that’s the only thing he wants right now.
Chart Estimate: #5
CML Points: 88/100