27 Aug Montgomery Gentry: Some Interesting Facts
“Something to Be Proud Of” is a song written by Jeff Steele and Chris Wallin, it was released in May 2005 as the forth and final single from their album You Do Your Thing. The song reached the top of the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart in October, 2005. The content of the song has the father of the narrator comparing the narrator’s way of life as a father and a husband to his own achievements during the Desert Storm operation.
This song encourages the good things that Americans do, like taking care of a baby, and making a living to keep food on the table. It reminds us that these ordinary things we do are something to be proud of. ~ Anonymous.
Some fun facts about this duo:
- Eddie and Troy began their music careers playing in Kentucky based bands called Early Tymz and Young Country, with Eddie’s younger brother John Michael Montgomery.
- When they started out together they went by the name “Duece”, but that transitioned into Montgomery Gentry in 1999 when they released their debut single “Hillbilly Shoes”.
- The Allman Brothers, Charlie Daniels and Lynyrd Skynyrd are some of the Southern rockers that were the greatest influences for Montgomery Gentry.
“Montgomery Gentry evokes the sound and spirit of Southern rockers like Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Marshall Tucker Band and Charlie Daniels, painting themselves as rowdy redneck rebels who still hold small-town values.” ~ Steve Huey (Allmusic).
Get ready for a great time when Morgan Renee Live bring you Montgomery Gentry on the “No One Left Behind Tour” with a portion of proceeds benefitting Operation 120.