Gone (Montgomery Gentry song)

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"Gone"
Single by Montgomery Gentry
from the album You Do Your Thing
B-side "If You Ever Stop Loving Me"[1]
Released November 15, 2004
Format CD single
Genre Country
Length 3:16 (single edit)
4:12 (album version)
Label Columbia Nashville
Writer(s) Bob DiPiero, Jeffrey Steele
Producer(s) Jeffrey Steele[2]
Certification Gold (RIAA)
Montgomery Gentry singles chronology
"You Do Your Thing"
(2004)
"Gone"
(2004)
"Something to Be Proud Of"
(2005)

"Gone" is a song written by Bob DiPiero and Jeffrey Steele, and recorded by the American country music duo Montgomery Gentry. It was released in November 2004 as the third single from the duo's album You Do Your Thing, reaching a peak of #3 on the U.S. country charts, #53 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #92 on the Pop 100. The single has also been certified as a digital gold single by the Recording Industry Association of America.[3] This song is used in the Rock Band Country Track Pack.

Content[edit]

"Gone" is a moderate up-tempo featuring accompaniment from electric guitar and Hammond B-3 organ, with Troy Gentry on lead vocals. In it, the male narrator explains that his lover is gone, using a series of similes like "Gone like a freight train, gone like yesterday".

On Montgomery Gentry's website, Gentry explains that he and Eddie Montgomery (the other half of the duo) "knew it was a hit" because the first time they sang the song live, the audience began singing along.[4]

Chart performance[edit]

"Gone" debuted at number 45 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of November 27, 2004.

Chart (2004-2005) Peak
position
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 3
US Billboard Hot 100[6] 53
U.S. Billboard Pop 100 92

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2005) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[7] 10

Music video[edit]

The video was directed by Ivan Dudynsky. It was filmed during the duo's 2004 tour and premiered in early 2005.

Atlanta Braves[edit]

The Atlanta Braves uses the chorus of this song when one of their players hits a home run at Turner Field.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 284. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  2. ^ You Do Your Thing (CD booklet). Montgomery Gentry. Columbia Records. 2004. pp. 4–5. 90558. 
  3. ^ "Search results for Montgomery Gentry". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 20 September 2010. 
  4. ^ "Montgomery Gentry discography". Montgomery Gentry website. Retrieved 2009-02-19. [dead link]
  5. ^ "Montgomery Gentry Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Montgomery Gentry.
  6. ^ "Montgomery Gentry Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Montgomery Gentry.
  7. ^ "Best of 2005: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2005. Retrieved June 16, 2012. 

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