My Town (Montgomery Gentry song)
|Single by Montgomery Gentry|
|from the album My Town|
|Released||June 3, 2002|
|Length||4:10 (single edit)
4:46 (album version)
Jeffrey Steele, Julian Williams
|Montgomery Gentry singles chronology|
"My Town" is a song written by Reed Nielsen and Jeffrey Steele,Julian Williams and recorded by American country music duo Montgomery Gentry. It was released in June 2002 as the lead-off single and title track to their album of the same name. It peaked on the U.S. country chart at #5 and also peaked at #40 on the Billboard Hot 100, making it one of their highest peaking crossover singles.
The narrator describes his hometown.
"My Town" debuted at No. 57 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of June 8, 2002. It peaked at No. 5 on the chart. The song has sold 376,000 copies in the United States as of September 2017.
The music video was directed by Guy Guillet and features the duo on their tour bus, driving through what Montgomery Gentry calls "My Town." In the video, Eddie Montgomery points to the Perryville water tower and the Perryville sign. The video also shows the Perryville Elementary School. Perryville is in western Boyle County, Kentucky, in the United States and has a population of 751. Eddie was born only 10 minutes away from Perryville in Danville, Ky. Also shown in the video is Montgomery Gentry playing on a stage in Lexington, Kentucky, which is about 42 miles northeast of Perryville. Lexington was the hometown of Troy Gentry.
|US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)||5|
|US Billboard Hot 100||40|
|US Country Songs (Billboard)||37|
- American country music parody artist Cledus T. Judd released a parody of "My Town" titled "My Crowd" on his 2003 album A Six Pack of Judd.
- Bjorke, Matt (September 18, 2017). "Top 30 Digital Country Singles Sales Chart: September 18, 2017". Roughstock.
- "Montgomery Gentry Chart History (Hot Country Songs)" Billboard.
- "Montgomery Gentry Chart History (Hot 100)" Billboard.
- "Best of 2002: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2002. Retrieved August 13, 2012.