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Brand New Me

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Barnes & Noble - David McGee
Despite John Michael Montgomery's 14 No. 1 hits, Brand New Me finds the artist living up to the album title, digging deeper for something new to say instead of falling back on tried-and-true formulas. Not that his familiar bluesy, rocking side is on hiatus; the furious title track lays that notion to rest even as it states the artist's renewed sense of purpose. Elsewhere on the album, though, Montgomery deals in some surprisingly serious, mature lyrical content. The first single, "The Little Girl," is a haunting ballad of renewal and redemption, and figures to be one of the most talked-about country songs of the year, its straightforward storytelling and Montgomery's ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - David McGee
Despite John Michael Montgomery's 14 No. 1 hits, Brand New Me finds the artist living up to the album title, digging deeper for something new to say instead of falling back on tried-and-true formulas. Not that his familiar bluesy, rocking side is on hiatus; the furious title track lays that notion to rest even as it states the artist's renewed sense of purpose. Elsewhere on the album, though, Montgomery deals in some surprisingly serious, mature lyrical content. The first single, "The Little Girl," is a haunting ballad of renewal and redemption, and figures to be one of the most talked-about country songs of the year, its straightforward storytelling and Montgomery's reportorial delivery avoiding maudlin sentiment It doesn't hurt to have Alison Krauss contributing heartbreaking harmonies, either. "Thanks For the G Chord" is a warm-hearted appreciation of the enduring values bequeathed to him by his patient parents. "I Love It All" closes the album with a taught declaration of the artist's never-ending affection for the road, with soaring Skynyrd-like guitar lines evoking the fevered pitch of a show and a frenzied crowd's cry for more. Give it a listen, and you'll learn a lot about this much-honored artist you've never heard in his music before.
All Music Guide - Maria Konicki Dinoia
Montgomery's eighth album Brand New Me will no doubt meet with the same kind of success many of his storytelling songs like "Hello L-O-V-E" and "Home to You" have before. But songs that tell a story and tug at the heartstrings are what he's about. And there isn't much that differs on this album from anything you've heard from Montgomery before. Produced by Buddy Cannon, Norrow Wilson, and Montgomery himself, fans will surely enjoy "Bus to Birmingham," a touching ballad about a man who has to let the love of his life go; "Even Then," another moving ballad about a man who can't love his partner enough; and, for fans looking for the upbeat Montgomery that gave you previous hits like "Sold!" and "Cowboy Love," there's the likable "Brand New Me" and the catchy ditty "That's What I Like About You."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/26/2000
  • Label: Warner Bros Mod Afw
  • UPC: 075678337826
  • Catalog Number: 83378
  • Sales rank: 350,345

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Brand New Me (3:35)
  2. 2 Bus to Birmingham (4:04)
  3. 3 Weekend Superstar (2:31)
  4. 4 Thanks for the G Chord (4:04)
  5. 5 Even Then (3:49)
  6. 6 That's What I Like About You (3:05)
  7. 7 That's Not Her Picture (3:18)
  8. 8 The Little Girl - Dan Tyminski (3:52)
  9. 9 Real Love (3:04)
  10. 10 I Love It All (4:14)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
John Michael Montgomery Primary Artist, Electric Guitar, Vocals
Alison Krauss Background Vocals
Glen Duncan Fiddle, Mandolin
Melonie Cannon Background Vocals
J.T. Corenflos Electric Guitar
Chad Cromwell Drums
Kim Fleming Background Vocals
Larry Franklin Fiddle
Paul Franklin Dobro, Steel Guitar
John Hobbs Organ, Piano
B. James Lowry Acoustic Guitar
Liana Manis Background Vocals
Brent Mason Electric Guitar
Randy McCormick Organ, Piano, Keyboards
Steve Nathan Keyboards
Bobby Ogdin Organ, Piano
Dale Oliver Electric Guitar
Larry Paxton Bass Guitar
Dan Tyminski Mandolin, Background Vocals
Tommy White Steel Guitar
John Willis Acoustic Guitar
Curtis Young Background Vocals
Troy Lancaster Electric Guitar
Blair Daly Background Vocals
Garnet Imes Background Vocals
Wes Hightower Background Vocals
Scotty Sanders Lap Steel Guitar
Technical Credits
Graham Lewis Engineer
Bob Bullock Engineer
Buddy Cannon Producer
Mark Capps Engineer
Jim Cotton Engineer
John Michael Montgomery Producer
Denny Purcell Mastering
Billy Sherrill Engineer
Norro Wilson Producer
Jason Piske Engineer
Angela Haglund Art Direction
John Saylor Engineer
Jason Breckling Engineer
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