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Gary Allan Tackles Alcoholism and Lost Love on New Single, "It Ain't the Whiskey"

Image courtesy of MCA Nashville (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of MCA Nashville (via ABC News Radio)

Gary Allan is known for his moody ballads about lost-love, and his latest single, "It Ain't the Whiskey," follows in that vein. The lyrics tell the story of a guy attending an AA meeting to talk about the woman who broke his heart instead of his increasing dependence on the bottle.

Says Gary, "I  love, like heart-wrenching songs and songs that really make you think, and they're my favorites. It's a 12-step song, but it's so poignant."

"It Ain't the Whiskey" was a staple of Allan's concert sets long before he put it on his latest album, Set You Free .

"I've been playing that one live by myself," Gary explains, "and we take a break and I just play that acoustically, and we've been doing it forever, way before we cut it. Just a great song. I wish I wrote that one."

Gary Allan's new video for "It Ain't the Whiskey" is now airing on Vevo.

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