Alright Guy

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Alright Guy
Alright Guy.jpg
Studio album by Gary Allan
Released October 2, 2001 (2001-10-02)
Recorded 2001 at The Sound Kitchen & Javelina Recording Studios
Genre Country
Length 41:37
Label MCA Nashville
Producer Tony Brown
Mark Wright
Gary Allan chronology
Smoke Rings in the Dark
Alright Guy
See If I Care
Singles from Alright Guy
  1. "Man of Me"
    Released: 2001
  2. "The One"
    Released: January 14, 2002
  3. "Man to Man"
    Released: September 30, 2002
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]

Alright Guy is the fourth studio album by American country music singer Gary Allan, released in 2001 on the MCA Nashville label. This was Allan's fourth studio album and it produced three singles. The first one, "Man of Me", reached number 18 on the Hot Country Songs charts. "The One" became his second Top Five hit, reaching number 3, and "Man to Man" became the first Number One hit of his career. Like his previous album, 1999's Smoke Rings in the Dark, Alright Guy was cerfitied platinum by the RIAA.

The title cut was written by Todd Snider and appeared first on Snider's 1994 album Songs for the Daily Planet and "What I'd Say" was a number 1 hit for Earl Thomas Conley in 1989 from his 1988 album The Heart of It All. "What's on My Mind" was later recorded by Blake Shelton on his 2004 album Blake Shelton's Barn & Grill.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Man to Man"   Jamie O'Hara 3:43
2. "The Devil's Candy"   Harley Allen, Carson Chamberlain 2:32
3. "What I'd Say"   Robert Byrne, Will Robinson 3:38
4. "Man of Me"   George Teren, Rivers Rutherford 3:28
5. "Adobe Walls"   Roger Brown, Luke Reed 4:17
6. "What's on My Mind"   Jim Lauderdale, Leslie Satcher 3:00
7. "Alright Guy"   Todd Snider 4:22
8. "The One"   Karen Manno, Billy Lee 4:19
9. "I'm Doin' My Best"   Rutherford, Annie Tate, Sam Tate 3:46
10. "I Don't Look Back"   Gary Allan, Odie Blackmon, Jake Kelly 3:04
11. "What Would Willie Do"   Bruce Robison 5:28
Total length:


Chart performance[edit]


Chart (2001) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 4
U.S. Billboard 200 39


Year Single Peak chart
US Country US
2001 "Man of Me" 18 107
2002 "The One" 3 37
"Man to Man" 1 25


Region Certification
United States (RIAA)[3] Platinum


  1. ^ Gallucci, Michael. "Alright Guy review". Allmusic. Retrieved July 15, 2011. 
  2. ^ Alright Guy (CD). Gary Allan. MCA Nashville. 2001. 170 201. 
  3. ^ "American album certifications – Gary Allan – Alright Guy". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH