Here's to You

Here's to You

by Montgomery Gentry


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Shortly after Montgomery Gentry completed Here's to You, their ninth album and second for Average Joe's, Troy Gentry died in a helicopter crash. This tragedy hangs over the reception of Here's to You, lending it an air of fatality that it otherwise would not have had. Certainly, there are themes of mortality woven within its 12 songs, but they're the kind that concern men in their middle age: feeling a little bit older and slower, the necessity of a stable love, and the desire to be a "Better Me." Gentry sings a song of that name, which does indeed bestow a slightly sticky track some poignancy, an emotion that neither "Better Me" nor Here's to You would have if it weren't for Gentry's untimely demise. Setting that sad fact aside, Here's to You is a straight-ahead Montgomery Gentry album, one that is proudly out of step with current fads and designed to please longtime fans. Apart from a hint of hip-hop at the start of "Get Down South," Here's to You adheres to the same melodic synthesis of anthemic rock and country corn Montgomery Gentry call their own. If the songs aren't particularly memorable -- the jingoistic "That's the Thing About America" stands out because it's not a song about love, family, aging, or beer -- they're all sturdy and ingratiating, the work of amiable pros. While that might not be the kind of farewell anybody would've conceived for Troy Gentry, it nevertheless holds true to values he held dear throughout his career.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/02/2018
Label: Average Joe's Ent.
UPC: 0661869003108
catalogNumber: 310
Rank: 18706

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Montgomery Gentry   Primary Artist
Eddie Bayers   Drums
Bruce Bouton   Steel Guitar
Jimmy Carter   Bass,Bas Dessus
Kevin Grantt   Bass,Bas Dessus
David LaBruyere   Bass
John Willis   Acoustic Guitar
Bobby Terry   Acoustic Guitar,Banjo,Electric Guitar
Howard Duck   Piano,Keyboards
Scotty Sanders   Steel Guitar
Tommy Harden   Percussion,Drums
Jim "Moose" Brown   Piano,Keyboards,Hammond B3
Rob McNelley   Electric Guitar
Daniel Dennis   Electric Guitar
Jeff King   Electric Guitar
Eric Varnell   Electric Guitar,Drum Loop
Noah Cordon   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Troy Johnson   Composer
John Wiggins   Composer
Craig Wiseman   Composer
Neil Thrasher   Composer
Jeffrey Steele   Composer
Shannon Houchins   Producer
Casey Beathard   Composer
Clint Moffatt   Composer
Shane Minor   Composer
Brad Warren   Composer
Brett Warren   Composer
Ed Montgomery   Composer
Craig Campbell   Composer
Jamie Moore   Composer
Tommy Harden   Programming
Buddy Owens   Composer
Mark Niemiec   Engineer,Vocal Engineer
Lance Miller   Composer
Jessi Alexander   Composer
Bobby Pinson   Composer
Bob Moffat   Composer
Fred Wilhelm   Composer
Gary Hannan   Composer
Troy Jones   Composer
Aaron Raitiere   Composer
Phil O'Donnell   Composer
Adam Fears   Composer
Josh Hoge   Composer
Tony Martin   Composer
Wade Kirby   Composer
Randy Montana   Composer
Michael Zuehsow   Engineer,overdub engineer,Vocal Engineer
Lee Miller   Composer
Brandon Hood   Composer
David Turnbull   Composer
Jeneé Flenor   Composer
Keith Dozier   Composer
Eric Varnell   Programming
Austin Mittelstadt   Engineer
Noah Cordon   Producer,overdub engineer,Vocal Engineer

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