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Article by Guy Ramsey - UK Athletics

After winning a fan vote in August, emerging singer Walker Montgomery will play the first Kentucky Football Pregame Concert of the season before the Wildcats take on Eastern Kentucky in their home opener on Saturday.

The concert will take place on the stage in the plaza outside Gate 12 of Kroger Field. Montgomery will play immediately following the Cat Walk presented by Chevy, which is set to begin at 9:45 AM. The game will kick off at noon.

Montgomery emerged victorious from among eight local musical acts nominated to play the season-opening concert, winning three rounds of voting on Twitter. All totaled, more than 16,000 votes were cast.

Montgomery is an 18-year…

​Due to vocal fatigue and inflamed vocal cords, John Michael has developed laryngitis. His shows in Lake Charles, LA and Columbus, TX will be rescheduled. He extends his sincerest apologies to everyone. Please check back for updates.

Article by Chuck Dauphin in Sounds Like Nashville

The fall months of 1992 were ones of celebration for John Michael Montgomery. Having just signed a label deal with Atlantic, he was happily watching as his debut single, “Life’s A Dance”, was moving up with the singles chart. Looking back, he says that he couldn’t have imagined what was around the corner.

“I think back to when I was just playing honky-tonks in Central Kentucky, and Lexington, I didn’t have a clue what was going to happen. I knew I was going to be picking and singing the rest of my life, whether that was on somebody’s back porch or on the stage,” he reflected to Sounds Like Nashville. “I was fortunate…

​Article written by Rich Copley featured in LexGo

Nick Lawrence signed off his final “Curtains @ 8” broadcast Thursday night learning he has won a lifetime achievement award from the Lexington Music Awards.

Lawrence, one of four honorees, hosted the arts and culture show on WUKY-FM 91.3 for 24 years, touting it as a forum to help arts groups get the word out about what they were doing. Over those years, he has also been active in the arts community, particularly with the Lexington Singers. He is retiring the show due to health concerns.

Lawrence is joined in the lifetime honorees by:

Homer Ledford - The Tennessee native was known as an accomplished instrument maker and bluegrass musician.…

​Article from the Altoona Mirror - written by Greg Bock.

After eight months of hard work by supporters and businesses in Blair County and beyond, the family of a disabled veteran in Duncansville were “welcomed home” Monday.

“It has definitely been overwhelming,” said Jeffrey Campbell, who served in the Navy as a nuclear electrician aboard the USS George Washington in support the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, during the attack on the USS Cole and was harbored in New York City just after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

Campbell, and half of those in his unit, now are afflicted with a debilitating form of multiple sclerosis, which has kept him confined to a wheelchair, although…

​Article from the Laughlin Entertainer - Nevada

John Michael Montgomery is proof there is life after labels for country music artists. Despite the fact he had a successful history as an established artist in Nashville in the ‘90’s, with more hits in his back pocket than many of his contemporaries, the musical climate changed and record deals were difficult to come by. But Montgomery didn’t fade away by any means.

He refused to let labels relegate his career to the back of the bus and power balladed on to the point that this coming year is his 25th anniversary in country music.

He attributes his longevity to his ability to choose songs that have a longer shelf life than a few weeks on…

Due to severe hoarse,inflamed,strained & fatigued vocal cords from the after effects of a sinus infection allergies and acid reflux,

The concerts in both Waco & Goliad,TX will be rescheduled for a later date.

My sincere apologies to all the fans that had planned to come out to my concert.

​Award-winning country music artist John Michael Montgomery has come a long way since his days playing in Kentucky bars and sleeping in vehicles after playing concerts.

Montgomery, whose hits include songs like “I Swear”, “I Love the Way You Love Me” and “Letters from Home”, will be playing a concert at the Performing Arts Center on Sept. 8th.

Montgomery talked about his musical legacy, reminiscing about his early days with “Life’s A Dance”.

“It’s passed by so fast. I’ve been touring, my twenty-fifth year of touring. Any singer’s aspirations, no matter what genre you’re in, you dream, while you’re listening to the radio, maybe being on there one day and getting a break and being able…

​Check it out! I’m humbled to be named #63 on Top 100 Greatest Country Artist of All Time. AND to top it off, “I Swear” was listed as #41 on the 100 Greatest Country Songs of All Time.

How cool is that?!

It’s all because of you, my fans. Thank You!

Come see John Michael perform with Tracy Lawrence and many other guests at the Ascend Amphitheater on the AT&T Skyview Stage!!

Sunday, June 12 from 1:00 - 3:10 PM

JOHN MICHAEL MONTGOMERY TO PERFORM DURING 12TH ANNUAL NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY PARADE

National Memorial Day Parade

Several Hundred Thousand Spectators Will Line The Streets For Nation’s Largest Memorial Day Event in Washington, D.C.

Veterans from 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Helping A Hero To Be Honored For Service in War On Terror

WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 27, 2016) – The American Veterans Center announces the 12th Annual National Memorial Day parade, in partnership with Helping A Hero, is slated to take place on Monday, May 30 at 2 p.m. ET along Constitution Avenue in our nation’s capital. The parade marks the largest Memorial Day event in the nation, drawing several hundred thousand spectators to line the streets…

Country singer John Michael Montgomery will be bringing about 25 years of hits including “I Can Love You Like That” and “I Love the Way You Love Me” with him when he hits the Island View Casino in Gulfport at 8 Saturday night. Read more~

FAIRBANKS, ALASKA - John Michael Montgomery takes the long view when it comes to his music. He’s not into the flavor of the week or keeping up with the bro country trend. He wants his music to last, and it has.

His debut album, “Life’s a Dance,” went triple platinum in 1992. Songs such as “I Love the Way You Love Me,” “I Swear,” “I Can Love You Like That,” and “How Was I to Know” saturated country and pop radio and are still in rotation today. His 2004 hit “Letters from Home” is a moving tribute to the bond between soldiers and their families.

​“Regional Hero” John Michael Montgomery captivated the audience during his performance in the Acoustic Jam 2015 benefit concert held by the Kentucky Children’s Hospital at the Lexington Opera House in December. $100,000 was raised for charity. His moving performance of Letter From Home merited teardrops from the crowd, while stirring up smiles singing Life’s a Dance with his son Walker Montgomery. It was a full night of talent and emotion. Read More

The Montgomery Brothers, John Michael and Eddie joined forces to raise money for Kentucky Children’s Hospital this past October at the Old Bridge Country Club in Danville, October 11th & 12th. The concert featured John Michael Montgomery, Montgomery Gentry, JD Shelburne and many more of their friends. It was a fun time to golf and raise money to make a difference.

John Michael Montgomery and his bandmates performed in front of service members and local Okinawa residents at the 21st annual Camp Courtney Christmas and Holiday Festival hosted by Marine Corps Community Services Dec. 7 at Camp Courtney. The festival incorporated a variety of games, carnival rides and food. There were performances by popular artists such as Montgomery and Colbie Caillat, local musicians such as the Ninu-fa Daiko and Ti-da Daiko, and “ouka” – taiko drum performers. The event was open to the public and all service members, fostering an opportunity for the community to come together and enjoy the holidays. An event like this strengthened the relationship between service members and the Okinawa residents, fostering community…