Dan Evans first came to national attention when he lost 136 pounds on the weight-loss reality show THE BIGGEST LOSER. The Illinois native parlayed his newfound celebrity into a major label recording contract and released his debut album, GOIN’ ALL OUT. Luckily, the record revealed that Evans was a serious musician and talented songwriter with a confident, no-nonsense, easy-flowing vocal style. The disc matches positive, inspirational messages of hope with a vibrant brand of Southern rock-tinged pop country. Highlights include “All That’s in My Head,” which features ripping guitar solos reminiscent of Evans’s hero, Keith Urban, and “Letter to My Addiction,” a heartfelt and surprisingly affecting first-person rumination on the author’s battle with obesity.
AllMusic Review by Pemberton Roach