NYCS First Impression: Montgomery Gentry ‘Outskirts’
Montgomery Gentry’s highly anticipated EP is out today (6/14). Outskirts feature seven songs that were recorded back in September of 2017 and is the perfect way to pay tribute and continue the legacy of Troy Gentry who lost his life just a year later in a helicopter accident.
Montgomery Gentry sing about the way you are raised and your core values when growing up on the outskirts of town. The return of the duo’s signature southern rock sound makes for a collection of tracks that fans of the band will absolutely love. Opening with the title track, “Outskirts,” which portrays the praises of living in a small town living. The lyrics explain the core values and common living patterns of living in the south.
“We stick to God’s plan / Finish what we start, man / Carve out our brand / Our here in the heartland / And on a clear night / I can see them city lights / While I watch the stars burn / Out here on the outskirts.”
Along with their own tracks, the duo also took on Merle Haggard’s “What Am I Going To Do With The Rest Of My Life,” and their take on Darrell Scott’s “You’ll Never Leave Harlan Alive.”
The second track on the EP “Never Been Nothin’ Else” will take you back to your roots and will remind you to stay true to yourself. Also, the track “Joe Six Pack” written by Jeremy Stover, Jesse Frasure, and Travis Denning, needs to be an addition to your summer playlist. The message is direct on this chorus as Montgomery sings “We’re good with what we got / Fine with what we have.”
At the end of the EP, “King of the World” features the GRAMMY award-winning guitar player, Steve Vai. “The way he wants to live his life when he grows up,” Montgomery says of the track in a press release. This track has a folksy, rock beat that will stand out to the fans. This EP is an unforgettable soundtrack that showcases the new direction and honors the memory of Troy Gentry.
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Outskirts is now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music here on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.
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