Out of Hand is a 1975 honky tonk album by Country music singer Gary Stewart. The singer's second album, his debut for RCA Records, reached #6 on Billboard's "Country Albums" chart, launching three charting singles, "Drinkin' Thing" (#10), "Out of Hand" (#4), and "She's Actin' Single (I'm Drinkin' Doubles)" (#1). The album, a departure from prevalent country styles at the time of its release, was a critical as well as a commercial success and has come to be regarded as a classic in the honky tonk genre.
Stewart had already abandoned Nashville when RCA's producer Roy Dea heard him on a demo tape and approached him about making the album. Dea partnered Stewart in the studio with a number of well-established country musicians, but focused them on the honky tonk Southern rock that Stewart preferred. The resultant album, Out of Hand, was released in 1975, Stewart's RCA debut.
The album launched three charting singles. The titular song, "Out of Hand," reached #4 on the "Country Singles" chart. "Drinkin' Thing" and "She's Actin' Single (I'm Drinkin' Doubles)," two tracks penned by Grammy Award winning Wayne Carson, reached #10 and #1 respectively. The album itself was a strong seller,