Hillbilly Shoes

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"Hillbilly Shoes"
Single by Montgomery Gentry
from the album Tattoos & Scars
B-side "All Night Long"
Released February 22, 1999
Genre Country
Length 3:13
Label Columbia Nashville
Writer(s) Bobby Taylor, Mike Geiger, Woody Mullis
Producer(s) Joe Scaife
Montgomery Gentry singles chronology
"Hillbilly Shoes"
(1999)
"Lonely and Gone"
(1999)

"Hillbilly Shoes" is a song recorded by American country music duo Montgomery Gentry. It was released in February 1999 as their debut single and the lead-off single to their debut album Tattoos & Scars. It peaked at number 13 in the United States, and number 7 in Canada. It was written by Bobby Taylor, Mike Geiger and Woody Mullis.

Critical reception[edit]

Deborah Evans Price, of Billboard magazine reviewed the song favorably, calling it a "high-energy brand of traditional country blended with loads of outlaw attitude." She goes on to say that the song has an "absolutely infectious guitar riff, sassy sawing fiddles, and Gentry's high-octane lead vocal."[1]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Chris Rogers and premiered in early 1999.

Chart positions[edit]

"Hillbilly Shoes" debuted at number 70 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of February 13, 1999.

Chart (1999) Peak
position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[2] 7
US Billboard Hot 100[3] 62
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 13

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1999) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[5] 47
US Country Songs (Billboard)[6] 62

References[edit]

  1. ^ Billboard, February 27, 1999
  2. ^ "RPM Country Tracks." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. June 7, 1999. Retrieved July 7, 2013.
  3. ^ "Montgomery Gentry Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Montgomery Gentry.
  4. ^ "Montgomery Gentry Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Montgomery Gentry.
  5. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1999". RPM. December 13, 1999. Retrieved July 7, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Best of 1999: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1999. Retrieved July 7, 2013. 

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