Back When I Knew It All (song)
|"Back When I Knew It All"|
|Single by Montgomery Gentry|
|from the album Back When I Knew It All|
|Released||February 25, 2008|
|Montgomery Gentry singles chronology|
"Back When I Knew It All" is a song written by Trent Willmon, Gary Hannan, and Phil O'Donnell, and recorded by American country music duo Montgomery Gentry. It was released in February 2008 as the lead off single and title track from their album of the same name. The song debuted at #49 on the Hot Country Songs chart dated March 1, 2008, and on the chart week of July 12, 2008, it became the duo's fourth Number One hit.
The song is a moderate up-tempo, described as sounding similar to The Byrds. It features both members of the duo describing their later teen years — buying a pickup truck, sneaking into a bar, and even being imprisoned. After reflecting on their experiences, they then list the various lessons they've learned since their rebellious beginnings (such as how "A Sunday sermon can turn life around"), eventually stating that they were "learning so much more than / Back when [they] knew it all".
|US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)||1|
|US Billboard Hot 100||56|
|Canada (Canadian Hot 100)||89|
|US Country Songs (Billboard)||21|
"Better as a Memory"
by Kenny Chesney
|Billboard Hot Country Songs
July 12, 2008
by Blake Shelton
- LexGo.com | Album review: Montgomery Gentry
- "Montgomery Gentry – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Montgomery Gentry.
- "Montgomery Gentry – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Montgomery Gentry.
- "Montgomery Gentry – Chart history" Canadian Hot 100 for Montgomery Gentry.
- "Best of 2008: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2008. Archived from the original on January 6, 2009. Retrieved December 13, 2008.