Gary Allan’s latest album Tough All Over has been certified platinum by the RIAA, for shipments of 500,000 copies. Featuring the hit “Best I Ever Had,” the album was released on Oct. 11 on MCA Nashville. This is his fifth gold certification from the RIAA. The project has also been a critical success, receiving positive reviews in Blender, Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, Rolling Stone and USA Today. He will release the album’s second single, “Life Ain’t Always Beautiful,” in early 2006.