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Montgomery Gentry release new disc June 10

Monday, March 31, 2008 – With the lead-off single and title track, "Back When I Knew It All" the fastest rising single to date, Montgomery Gentry will release their seventh album on June 10.

Montgomery Gentry cut the project in Memphis. "We were down in Ardent Studio, where a bunch of legendary, mostly rock and roll acts had recorded," said Troy Gentry. "We wanted to do something different. I think it came together well down there, and it shows."

"Yeah, and it just really had that great groove, too," Eddie Montgomery sasid. "When you go in and you see where Zeppelin recorded there, Bob Dylan and B.B. King. Man, the vibe. I don't know if you believe in ghosts or not, but I felt that the ghosts were in the room when you were singing and playing. So, it was really, really cool."

Montgomery co-wrote 2 of the 11 tracks, "God Knows Who I Am" and "One In Every Crowd." The duo also features Toby Keith on "I Pick My Parties" and Five For Fighting's John Ondrasik on "Roll With Me."

Produced by Blake Chancey, "Back When I Knew It All" is the follow-up to "Some People Change," which delivered three consecutive top five singles, including the number one "Lucky Man," "What Do Ya Think About That," which netted the duo their first Grammy and a CMT nomination for Duo Video of the Year. Recently, Montgomery Gentry also earned their eighth consecutive ACM nod for Top Vocal Duo.

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