Montgomery Gentry, ‘Folks Like Us’ Album Preview: ‘Pain’ [Listen]
Montgomery Gentry drew from two of the top songwriters in Nashville for "Pain," a track from their forthcoming new album, Folks Like Us.
The song was written by Al Anderson and Chris Stapleton. Anderson is a former member of NRBQ who has scored cuts on some of country's biggest artists, including Alabama, Rascal Flatts, Tim McGraw and Vince Gill. Stapleton has written for a Who's Who of artists including Kenny Chesney, George Strait and Darius Rucker.
"Pain" is a classic MG song from the first note, featuring Eddie Montgomery's instantly-recognizable voice taking the lead, while Troy Gentry provides harmony. The track is the kind of rough-and-ready sound that suits their strengths perfectly, while the lyric is a classic tale of love gone wrong and the resulting heartache, building to a chorus that'll have fans singing along from the very first time they hear it: "Anywhere, anytime, it's all I ever do / Every day that I die, I always think of you / Every day, every night, it's like this lonely room ... nothing seems to stop this pain."
According to Gentry, the new music is in keeping with everything the duo have ever stood for. “All of our music throughout our career is about family, faith, our military, our support of small towns and our support of blue collar workers,” he states. “The whole album is still very true to the Montgomery Gentry vein of staying true to all of that.”
The veteran country duo worked with producer Michael Knox, whose credits include Jason Aldean and Thomas Rhett, for Folks Like Us, which is their first project under a new deal with Blaster Records. They are sharing exclusive teasers of the album tracks with Taste of Country and The Boot all week in advance of the album release on June 9.