Lucky Man (Montgomery Gentry song)

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"Lucky Man"
Single by Montgomery Gentry
from the album Some People Change
Released January 29, 2007
Recorded 2006
Genre Country
Length 3:17
Label Columbia Nashville
Writer(s) David Lee
Dave Turnbull
Producer(s) Troy Gentry
Eddie Montgomery
Rivers Rutherford
Mark Wright
Montgomery Gentry singles chronology
"Some People Change"
"Lucky Man"
"What Do Ya Think About That"

"Lucky Man" is a song written by David Lee and Dave Turnbull, and recorded by American country music duo Montgomery Gentry that reached the top of the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart and stayed there for two weeks. It was released in January 2007 as the second single from their album Some People Change, and the duo's third Number One single overall.

The song received a 2008 nomination for Grammy Award for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal, the duo's first nomination.[1]


The song opens with the narrator listing various small things that annoy him, such as his job and the weather; however, he then reminds himself, "But I know I'm a lucky man / God's given me a pretty fair hand", and turns to recounting all of the luxuries in his life, from his family to his health to his truck to his new fishing rod.

The song's second line, "And last Sunday, when my Bengals lost / Lord, it put me in a bad mood" was edited for different markets; eighty-one additional team names from both the professional and college football leagues were used (in place of the Cincinnati Bengals) in these different edits, depending on the market.

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2007) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[2] 1
US Billboard Hot 100[3] 65
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[4] 88

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2007) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 15
Preceded by
by Brad Paisley
Billboard Hot Country Songs
number-one single

July 7-July 14, 2007
Succeeded by
"Lost in This Moment"
by Big & Rich


  1. ^ Vaught, Larry (6 December 2007). "Breaking News: Montgomery Gentry nominated for Grammy Award". Central Kentucky News. Retrieved 16 September 2011. 
  2. ^ "Montgomery Gentry – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Montgomery Gentry.
  3. ^ "Montgomery Gentry – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Montgomery Gentry.
  4. ^ "Montgomery Gentry – Chart history" Canadian Hot 100 for Montgomery Gentry.
  5. ^ "Best of 2007: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2007. Retrieved December 13, 2007. 

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