John Michael Montgomery, platinum-selling country music artist with more than 30 country music hits between 1992 and 2009 and eleven studio albums, will perform at the Peabody Auditorium on Friday, April 23 at 7:30 pm. Montgomery sells out arenas, but now he will perform “up close and personal” at the Peabody.
Since the days when “Life’s A Dance” turned Montgomery from an unknown artist into a national star, John Michael’s rich baritone has carried that most important of assets – believability. Few artists in any genre sing with more heart than this handsome Kentucky-born artist.
Songs like “I Swear,” “I Love the Way You Love Me” and “I Can Love You Like That” resonate across the musical landscape – pop, rock, and country charts. His 2004 hit “Letters From Home” is one of the most moving tributes to the connection between soldiers and their families ever recorded, and in “The Little Girl,” a tale of redemption that plumbs both the harrowing and the uplifting. Pure fun finds its ways into John Michael’s repertoire – songs like “Be My Baby Tonight” and “Sold (The Grundy County Auction Incident)” that express earnestness and musical whimsy.
Now, with the release of his newest album, Time Flies, Montgomery strengthens his position as one of the most versatile and compelling vocalists on the country scene. With songs like “Forever” and “If You Ever Went Away,” he proves he is still the master of the power ballad, bringing honest emotion to life in song. His sense of humor is evident in “With My Shirt On” and “Mad Cowboy Disease,” and his celebration of family is clearly identifiable in “Brothers Till The End.”