John Michael Montgomery (album)

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John Michael Montgomery
John Michael Montgomery (John Michael Montgomery album - cover art).jpg
Studio album by John Michael Montgomery
Released March 28, 1995 (1995-03-28)
Genre Country
Length 33:01
Label Atlantic
Producer Scott Hendricks
John Michael Montgomery chronology
Kickin' It Up
John Michael Montgomery
What I Do the Best
Singles from John Michael Montgomery
  1. "I Can Love You Like That"
    Released: February 27, 1995
  2. "Sold (The Grundy County Auction Incident)"
    Released: May 1, 1995
  3. "No Man's Land"
    Released: August 21, 1995
  4. "Cowboy Love"
    Released: November 13, 1995
  5. "Long as I Live"
    Released: February 26, 1996
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars link
Entertainment Weekly C link
The Village Voice C+[1]

John Michael Montgomery is the third studio album by American country music artist John Michael Montgomery. Singles released from this album include "I Can Love You Like That", "Sold (The Grundy County Auction Incident)", "No Man's Land", "Cowboy Love" and "Long as I Live". Respectively, these reached #1, #1, #3, #4, and #4 on the Hot Country Songs charts; "Sold" was also declared the Number One country song of 1995 by Billboard.

The track "Holdin' On to Something" was also recorded by Jeff Carson on his 1995 self-titled debut album, from which it was released as a single in 1996.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Cowboy Love" (Bill Douglas, Jeff Wood) – 3:12
  2. "Sold (The Grundy County Auction Incident)" (Richard Fagan, Robb Royer) – 2:30
  3. "I Can Love You Like That" (Steve Diamond, Maribeth Derry, Jennifer Kimball) – 3:53
  4. "High School Heart" (Jerry Laseter, Kerry Kurt Phillips) – 3:14
  5. "Just Like a Rodeo" (Roger Brown, Tommy Conners) – 3:09
  6. "Holdin' Onto Somethin'" (Tom Shapiro, Thom McHugh) – 2:58
  7. "Long as I Live" (Rick Bowles, William Robinson) – 4:16
  8. "No Man's Land" (John Scott Sherrill, Steve Seskin) – 3:02
  9. "Heaven Sent Me You" (John E. McCollum, Len Doolin) – 3:36
  10. "It's What I Am" (John Calvert, Aaron Sain) – 2:59


Horns on "Just Like a Rodeo" arranged by Buddy Skipper.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1995) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 1
U.S. Billboard 200 5
Canadian RPM Country Albums 1
Canadian RPM Top Albums 33


  1. ^ Christgau, Robert (1995). "Turkey Shoot". The Village Voice (November 28). New York. Retrieved September 11, 2014. 
Preceded by
The Hits by Garth Brooks
Top Country Albums number-one album
April 15 – July 14, 1995
Succeeded by
The Hits by Garth Brooks
RPM Country Albums number-one album
August 28 – September 10, 1995
Succeeded by
The Woman in Me by Shania Twain