John Michael Montgomery Shares Huge Career News With Fans

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John Michael Montgomery was one of the biggest names in country music in the 1990s. What big career news did he just share with his fans? Keep reading for all the details.

John Michael Montgomery’s Songs Dominated Weddings In The 90s

John Michael Montgomery’s career in country music kicked off in 1992 with the release of his first album, Life’s A Dance. The single of the same peaked at No. 4 on the country charts. The album spawned his first No. 1 hit with “I Love the Way You Love Me.”

His second album, Kickin’ It Up, took his career to new heights. His hit song “I Swear” spent four weeks at No. 1 and was named the top country song of 1994.

The R&B group All-4-One covered the song, which boosted Montgomery’s record sales even more.

The group also covered his song “I Can Love You Like That” from his third album.

John Michael Montgomery’s career waned after the 90s, but he still saw success touring. His last album was released in 2008.

2022 Bus Crash

Touring can be a dangerous business. A 1991 plane crash killed eight members of Reba McEntire‘s band.

Late last year, Shania Twain’s crew suffered injuries when their tour bus crashed.

En route to a tour stop in North Carolina in 2022, John Michael Montgomery’s tour bus went off the road. He suffered minor injuries but continued touring.

John Michael Montgomery Shares Huge Career News With Fans

The country music legend took to his social media this week to share some career news with his fans. According to his Facebook and Instagram posts, John Michael Montgomery is planning to retire after nearly four decades in the industry.

After wishing his fans a happy 2024, he revealed that he will start his farewell tour this year. “It’s been a wonderful run for me from the beginning over 30 years ago in 1992 when my first song ‘Life’s a Dance’ was released to radio.”

After saying how “fortunate” and “blessed” he felt for his long career, he asked his fans to join him on his “journey as I say goodbye to the road life.”

Credit: John Michael Montgomery Instagram
Credit: John Michael Montgomery Instagram

Based on the comments on his Instagram post, his tour will likely be a sellout!

  • You were my first concert I ever went to in Hershey PA. You opened for Reba…I’ve been hooked on country music ever since.. so thank you JMM …Go enjoy your family and live your Best life
  • Life’s a dance is one of my favorites! I hope you come to NY.
  • Have always wanted to attend one of your shows: either haven’t been able to, or found out too late.
  • It’s been such a pleasure to grow up with your music and it will always have such a profound impact on my everyday life. So happy I got to see you in concert. Really do hope you enjoy your down time during your retirement
  • 1994 – our first dance was to “I Love the Way You Love Me”. Hits as hard today as it did then. Saw you at the Minnesota State Fair a few years later. Hope to catch you somewhere as you wind down. Maybe we’ll see you at CMAFest? 🙂
  • Congratulations and happy retirement.

Do you hope to get a chance to see John Michael Montgomery before he stops touring?

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