Tattoos & Scars

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Tattoos & Scars
Studio album by Montgomery Gentry
Released April 6, 1999 (1999-04-06)
Recorded 1999
Genre Country
Length 38:55
Label Columbia Nashville
Producer Joe Scaife
Montgomery Gentry chronology
Tattoos & Scars
Carrying On
(2001)Carrying On2001
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link
Entertainment Weekly B link

Tattoos & Scars is the debut studio album by country music duo Montgomery Gentry. It was released in April 1999 via Columbia Records Nashville. Certified platinum in the United States, the album produced five singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) charts: "Hillbilly Shoes", "Lonely and Gone", "Daddy Won't Sell the Farm", "Self Made Man", and "All Night Long" (a duet with Charlie Daniels); "Lonely and Gone" was the highest, peaking at number 5.


Tattoos & Scars produced five singles for the duo upon its 1999 release. Leading off the album's singles was "Hillbilly Shoes", a #13 U.S. country hit. After it came the #5 "Lonely and Gone", co-written by Pirates of the Mississippi member Bill McCorvey, along with Dave Gibson, formerly of the Gibson/Miller Band. "Daddy Won't Sell the Farm", co-written by Canadian singer Steve Fox, was the third single, with a #17 peak. It was followed by "Self Made Man" and finally "All Night Long", both at #31. "Trouble Is" was co-written by Little Texas guitarist Porter Howell.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Hillbilly Shoes" (Bobby Taylor, Mike Geiger, Woody Mullis) – 3:13
  2. "Trying to Survive" (Stephony Smith, Kevin Brandt) – 3:50
  3. "Lonely and Gone" (Bill McCorvey, Dave Gibson, Greg Crowe) – 3:19
  4. "Self Made Man" (Wynn Varble, Jay Knowles) – 3:35
  5. "Daddy Won't Sell the Farm" (Robin Branda, Steve Fox) – 4:18
  6. "If a Broken Heart Could Kill" (Rick Ferrell, Steve Clark) – 3:19
  7. "I've Loved a Lot More Than I've Hurt" (Max D. Barnes) – 3:14
  8. "Didn't Your Mama Tell Ya" (Stewart Harris, Clay Davidson) – 3:26
  9. "Trouble Is" (Porter Howell, Sam Gay) – 3:09
  10. "Tattoos & Scars" (Tony Lane) – 3:59
  11. "All Night Long" (Charlie Daniels, Joel "Taz" DiGregorio, Jack Gavin, Charlie Hayward, Bruce Ray Brown) – 3:33


Charts and certifications[edit]


Chart (1999) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 10
U.S. Billboard 200 131
U.S. Billboard Top Heatseekers 2
Canadian RPM Country Albums 4


Year Single Peak chart positions
US Country US CAN Country
1999 "Hillbilly Shoes" 13 62 7
"Lonely and Gone" 5 46 11
"Daddy Won't Sell the Farm" 17 79 19
2000 "Self Made Man" 31 50
"All Night Long" (with Charlie Daniels) 31 *


Country Certifier Certification
United States RIAA Platinum