John Michael Montgomery "Kickin' It Up"
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.
To read more about John Michael's take on some of his favorite songs and what he is up to now click HERE!
John Michael Montgomery captivates at Camp Courtney
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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Montgomery Brothers Host 2nd Annual Charity Golf Event - 2014 event benefits “Warriors For Freedom”
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 Requests a Photo With Scotty McCreery at Countryfest
Scotty McCreery proved that he’s earned the respect of young fans, older fans and even superstar fans at Countryfest 2014. After all, John Michael Montgomery did request a picture with the 20-year-old — and not many young singers can add that to their claim to fame!
Watch the Video HERE.
Top 10 Best Country Songs of the '90s
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.
Read the full article from Houston Press here!
JMM Named Best Selling Artist from Kentucky
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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Kings of Leon's Caleb Followill on the songs that shaped him
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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John Michael Montgomery Not Your Average Dad
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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John Michael Montgomery Country-Fest 2013 Update
Due to circumstances beyond our control, there will not be a JMM Country-Fest in 2013. Plans are currently underway for a bigger, better event in 2014. Please continue checking back here for more information. Look forward to seeing you in 2014!
-JMM Country-Fest Team
John and Eddie Montgomery to Work on Album
John Michael and his younger brother Eddie Montgomery are making plans to head to the studio "later on this winter" and possible prepare a new album by next year.
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John Michael Montgomery at CMA Music Festival 2011
Nashville, TN – Fresh from his induction into the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame, country music superstar John Michael Montgomery stopped by the GAC booth to sign autographs for some very happy fans during CMA Music Festival.
John Michael/Montgomery Gentry at Grand Ole Opry
John Michael Montgomery will be playing at the Grand Ole Opry this Friday Night, April 29! Also scheduled is Montgomery Gentry... How much fun is that going to be. Tune in!!!
John Michael’s KY Music Hall of Fame Induction
John Michael Montgomery - One of the 2011 Class of inductees into the KY Music Hall of Fame.
With a musical career that spans twelve albums and a greatest hits package, John Michael Montgomery’s overwhelming contribution to the country music format includes hits such as “I Swear,” “Be My Baby Tonight,” “I Can Love You Like That,” “Sold (the Grundy County Auction Incident)” and “Life’s A Dance,” among many others. He’s earned 15 number one singles, sold over 15 million albums and received numerous industry and fan-voted awards, including three Grammy nominations, three CMA Awards, five ACM Awards and an American Music Award.