Tuesday, January 30, 2007
– Some artists will do remixes of their songs, but almost all artists will be hard pressed to come up with as many versions of a song as Montgomery Gentry did. The duo recorded 80 versions of their new single "Lucky Man" by using 81 different college and professional sports teams in over 60 markets, and each version has been serviced to the country radio station in those cities.
The second line of the song reads "Last Sunday when my Bengals lost, Lord it put me in a bad mood." In the edited versions, Montgomery Gentry replaced "Bengals" with every team in the NFL and Major League Baseball, several from the National Hockey League and numerous colleges.
In a move to spur a little extra competition between the two Super Bowl cities, the Colts version was sent to the country radio station US99 in Chicago, and the Bears version was sent to WFMS in Indianapolis.
"This is probably my favorite song on the whole album," said Eddie Montgomery. "T-Roy and I both grew up in Lexington, so we saw plenty of bad Bengals years - definitely a few good ones, but a lot of bad ones."
"Yeah, and this song really lent itself to plugging other teams in there," added Troy Gentry. "Every team has bad seasons just like we have good and bad seasons in our life. You just have to appreciate whatever you're going through - good or bad."
College versions of "Lucky Man" include: Alabama Crimson Tide, Arizona Wildcats, Arkansas Razorbacks, Boston College Eagles, Clemson Tigers, Duke University Blue Devils, Florida Gators, Florida State Seminoles, Georgia Bulldogs, Kansas Jayhawks, Kentucky Wildcats, Louisville Cardinals, LSU Tigers , Miami Hurricanes, Michigan Wolverines, New Mexico Lobos, Nevada- Las Vegas Running Rebels, North Carolina Tar Heels, Ohio State Buckeyes, Oklahoma Sooners, Notre Dame Fighting Irish, South Carolina Gamecocks, Tennessee Volunteers, Texas Longhorns, USC Trojans, Utah Utes, Wake Forest Deacons, Wisconsin Badgers