Montgomery Gentry, ‘Folks Like Us’ [Listen]
Montgomery Gentry’s "Folks Like Us" is an unencumbered, straight-forward, blue collar country jam that recalls some of the duo's best catalog hits. The rocker will resonate with anyone with a “Get the job done” mentality.
It’s not clear if Ash Bowers, Neal Coty and Adam Craig knew they were penning a MoGent song when they sat down to write “Folks Like Us,” but it’s hard to believe the trio offered it to anyone else first. It’s like giving Michael Jordan a basketball.
“Folks like us like to live a little / Honest, simple outside, small town America / We’re dream chasin', beer drinkin’, raise 'em up, if you're thinkin’ / This ole' world ain't got enough / Boot wearin', God fearin' folks like us,” Eddie Montgomery and Troy Gentry sing at each chorus.
There’s a great sense of optimism that many songs reliant on the same blue collar tone miss. "Hard-working" does not always equal bitter or resentful. This song celebrates the soul of America’s workforce without taking aim at those who choose a white collar.
“We’re scattered out on rural routes everywhere / From California to the Carolinas / Flag wavin’, Jesus prayin’, Mama lovin', don't care / Redneck, white shirt, blue jean kind,” Montgomery sings to start “Folks Like Us.”
Montgomery Gentry admit they’re giving fans exactly what they want with this song, the second from an upcoming album. That’s not a bad thing, they say. It’s hard to argue the point.
Why Fans Will Love It: "Folks Like Us" is a slightly new twist on the brand Montgomery Gentry have built over the last 15 years.
Key Lyrics: "Dream chasin', beer drinkin’, raise 'em up, if you're thinkin’ / This ole' world ain't got enough / Boot wearin', God fearin' folks like us.”
Did You Know?: Montgomery Gentry are hoping to release their first album in four years this June.
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