Sold (The Grundy County Auction Incident)

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"Sold (The Grundy County Auction Incident)"
Single by John Michael Montgomery
from the album John Michael Montgomery
Released May 1, 1995
Format CD single
Recorded Sound Emporium
Nashville, Tennessee
Genre Country
Length 2:32
Label Atlantic
Writer(s) Richard Fagan
Robb Royer
Producer(s) Scott Hendricks
John Michael Montgomery singles chronology
"I Can Love You Like That"
(1995)
"Sold (The Grundy County Auction Incident)"
(1995)
"No Man's Land"
(1995)

"Sold (The Grundy County Auction Incident)" is a song written by Richard Fagan and Robb Royer, and recorded by American country music artist John Michael Montgomery. It was released in May 1995 as the second single from his self-titled album. It hit number-one on the country charts in the United States and Canada in July 1995.[1] It is one of Montgomery's best-known songs and was named Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks' number-one single for 1995.

Content[edit]

The song is uptempo, the narrator telling about a woman he saw at the Grundy County, Tennessee Auction and how trying to win her heart was like an auction.

Critical reception[edit]

Deborah Evans Price, of Billboard magazine reviewed the song favorably, saying that it demonstrates Montgomery's "ability to deliver tongue-twisting lyrics in rapid fire fashion." [2]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Martin Kahan and features Montgomery at a livestock auction.

Chart performance[edit]

"Sold (The Grundy County Auction Incident)" debuted at number 71 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of May 6, 1995.

Chart (1995) Peak
position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[3] 1
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1995) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[5] 61
US Country Songs (Billboard)[6] 1

Parodies[edit]

  • American country music parody artist Cledus T. Judd released two parodys of "Sold (The Grundy County Auction Incident)" titled "Skoal: The Grundy County Spitting Incident" and "Stoled: The Copyright Infringement Incident" on his 1996 album I Stoled This Record.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  2. ^ Billboard, May 27, 1995
  3. ^ "RPM Country Tracks." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. July 17, 1995. Retrieved July 21, 2013.
  4. ^ "John Michael Montgomery Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for John Michael Montgomery.
  5. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1995". RPM. December 18, 1995. Retrieved July 21, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Best of 1995: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1995. Retrieved July 21, 2013. 
Preceded by
"Texas Tornado"
by Tracy Lawrence
Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks
number-one single

July 1-July 15, 1995
Succeeded by
"Any Man of Mine"
by Shania Twain
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

July 17, 1995
Succeeded by
"First Comes Love"
by George Fox
Preceded by
"I Swear"
by John Michael Montgomery
Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks
number-one single of the year

1995
Succeeded by
"My Maria"
by Brooks & Dunn