John Michael is honored to be apart of the NASCAR Pro Series at the Iowa Speedway on May 16th! If you are interested in buying tickets please visit http://www.iowaspeedway.com.
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John Michael Montgomery sat astride a tall horse, riding high in the saddle, during the mid-’90s. This was in part thanks to his debut album, Kickin’ It Up, which contained the big hit “I Swear.” He had 15 No. 1 singles and racked up sales of 16 million records with that song and other hits like, “Life’s A Dance,” “Be My Baby Tonight,” “Sold (The Grundy County Auction Incident)” and “I Can Love You Like That.”
Up to that time, he paid his dues of playing bars and juke joints in Kentucky as a solo act, or with his brother Eddie Montgomery and his friend Teddy Gentry(who later made their own name in country as Montgomery Gentry). So he was ready to soak up some well-deserved glory…and a little bit of scratch.
But fate stepped in and he lost his voice to the point that surgery was required and two years lost. That hiatus cost him. The music business doesn’t stand still for anyone. But he persevered and climbed the mountain a second time to realize heights in 1996, with “Friends” from What I Do The Best; “Cover You in Kisses” and “Hold on to Me” from his 1998 Leave a Mark album; and “Home to You” from the self-titled 1999 release. His 2003 duet with Alison Kraus on the single “The Little Girl” set the stage for his successful 2004 album Letters From Home.
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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, two performers dressed as lion mascots, 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 fellowship, and bolstering the mission of the Marine Corps.
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The Montgomery Brothers, John Michael and Eddie, are joining forces to raise money for Warriors for Freedom. The golf tournament will be held at Old Bridge Country Club in Danville on Monday, October 13, 2014.
Special Guests include Troy Gentry, of Montgomery-Gentry, Dakota Myer, Medal of Honor recipient and Major Ed Pulido(Ret.) with Warriors for Freedom.
John Michael Montgomery has recorded over 15 number one singles, 18 top 10’s and 2 singles of the year. His songs include the Vet favorite “Letters from Home.” He lives in Jessamine County and continues to record and tour.
Eddie Montgomery, along with partner Troy Gentry, have been named AMA New Artist and CMA Duo of the Year. Montgomery-Gentry is a strong supporter of the USO, Armed Forces, their Families.
Kentucky native Troy Gentry, the other half of Montgomery-Gentry will be on hand for golf and the jam session after.
The Warriors for Freedom Foundation provides support thru healing outdoor activities, scholarships mental health awareness. Learn more at warriorsforfreedom.org
John Michael Montgomery's 1992 hit "Life's a Dance" ranked in at No. 9 on the Houston Press "Top 10 Best Country Songs of the '90s."
Life's a Dance "is just about the cutest, most pseudo-lovelorn song around. His anecdotal advice about not missing your chance to make a move (on a cute girl in school, no less) is right out of the country-music playbook...it's heartwarming and we like it!"
The Top 10 includes songs by country music legends such as George Strait, Garth Brooks, Shania Twain and Martina McBride.
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John Michael Montgomery, born in Danville and residing in Nicholasville, KY, has been named the Best Selling Artist from Kentucky. This honor is all thanks to his dedicated group of fans who have supported him and his music throughout his career!
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Entertainment Weekly sat down with King's of Leon frontman Caleb Followill recently, and they discussed the music that has helped shape his career. Some of those artisis include Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Whitney Houston, and even our very own John Michael Montgomery!
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Here's an article written about John Michael from the Aberdeen, SD news. This article sheds some light on John Michael's family, tour, and some of his plans for the future.
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