Montgomery Gentry reaches number one
Monday, June 30, 2008
– Montgomery Gentry have a chart topping single with "Back When I Knew It All," which will be number one when the Billboard charts come out on Thursday. The song is the fastest rising single for the duo to date and their fourth number one hit. The duo will take over the top from Kenny Chesney's "Better as a Memory."
Live with Regis and Kelly will host Montgomery Gentry to perform "Back When I Knew It All" this Tuesday, July 1. Written by Gary Hannan, Phil O'Donnell and Trent Willmon, "Back When I Knew It All" is the lead-off single and title track from Montgomery Gentry's brand new disc. Produced by Blake Chancey, "Back When I Knew It All" is the follow-up to "Some People Change," which delivered three back-to-back Top 5 singles, including the number one song "Lucky Man."
The duo is turning up the heat this summer with a nationwide tour, playing select dates on Toby Keith's "Biggest & Baddest Tour," from now until Sept. 18 when the tour wraps in Albuquerque, N.M.
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