This is indeed a bittersweet time in the life of Montgomery Gentry. Eddie Montgomery will celebrate the release of the award-winning duo’s ninth studio album, ‘Here’s To You,’ with a return to the stage of the Grand Ole Opry on release day, Friday, February 2, 2018, before heading to New York for appearances Tuesday, February 6, on “Fox & Friends,” SiriusXM’s “Freewheelin’,” Fox 411, Fox News Radio’s “A Few Moments With…,” Nash FM’s “Stage 17,” followed by “Good Day New York” and People.Com’s “People Now” on Wednesday, February 7.
“Here’s To You,” is touted as “a country set rooted in Southern rock and all the visceral electricity and party attitudes that come with it,” by the Lexington Herald Examiner. Award-winning producers, Noah Gordan and Shannon Houchins, produced ‘Here’s To You,’ which is the follow-up to their last offering in 2015.
Billboard noted, ‘Here’s To You’ is simply a reflection of the values and lifestyle that the duo has always tried to exemplify – and they were able to do it their way.” While CMC Chat Livecommented, “The album is filled with those southern, good ole boy themes that fans are used to hearing from the duo…Eddie is keeping the Montgomery Gentry name going strong.”
While there are plenty of future Montgomery Gentry fan favorites on the new collection, it also represents a more mature sound for the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame members. “Coming up on our 20th anniversary we wanted to put out a killer album,” commented Eddie. “We hunted and hunted for the right songs. In the studio we were feeling really loose. It was just beautiful and a lot of fun. Troy’s soul came out on this album; I think it was the best I’ve ever heard him sing. This album is about where we were at in life.”
From the album’s cornerstone first single, “Better Me,” which exemplifies where Troy Gentry was with faith and family, to songs of redemption like, “All Hell Broke Loose,” a love-inspired turnaround, to “Drink Along Song,” an instant MG classic and “Get Down South,” a dirt-road anthem that will resonate with rural fans and city dwellers alike, “Here’s To You” has something for every fan – both new and old.
I have heard every song on this new project and was sold from the first song. The heart and soul that went into this exemplifies the true Montgomery Gentry spirit. Eddie and the Wild Bunch, we support you on your journey in carrying on with the music as TRoy would have wanted. It’s a tough step, but the fans will always have your back. You are still “Something To Be Proud Of.”
1) SHOTGUN WEDDING
Philip Eugene O’Donnell, Eddie Montgomery, Gary Hannan
2) BETTER ME
Jamie Moore, Josh Hoge, Randy Montana
3) NEEDING A BEER
Bobby Pinson, Aaron Raitiere
4) WHAT’CHA SAY WE DON’T
Jeffrey Steele, Brandon Hood, Lee Miller
5) CRAZIES WELCOME
Brad Warren, Brett Warren, Lance Miller, Jessi Alexander
6) GET DOWN SOUTH
John Wiggins, Bob Moffat, Clint Moffat, Troy Johnson
7) DRIVE ON HOME
Dave Turnbull, Fred Wilhelm, Craig Campbell
8) FEET BACK ON THE GROUND
Neil Thrasher, Casey Beathard, Tony Martin
9) DRINK ALONG SONG
Philip Eugene O’Donnell, Buddy Owens, Jenee Flenor, Wade Kirby