March 8, 2018
Bonnie Montgomery’s New Album, ‘Forever,’ Out Now
No Depression features “Forever (Intro)” video
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — March 8, 2018 — Bonnie Montgomery makes her return after four years with her second full-length album Forever. Released on February 16, the record features West Texas-inspired lyrics and Montgomery’s iconic twang, reminiscent of the golden era of country western music. The album has received critical acclaim from a variety of outlets including No Depression, who featured the video for “Forever (Intro)” and called the album, “traditional and timeless.” Montgomery is currently on the road touring the Southeast, as well as in her home state of Arkansas. Forever is now available on iTunes, Amazon Music, and Spotify.
Bonnie Montgomery is a force to be reckoned with and i is only further proof of that. The album’s first single, “No More”, which premiered via PopMatters, went viral on Instagram for its underlying themes of female resistance. Austin’s KUTX featured it as their ‘Song of the Day’ and called the song, “…an outlaw country anthem for the #metoo movement.” Other acclaim comes from outlets like Glide Magazine, who recently premiered her video for the title track, “Forever” saying, “Montgomery’s vocal delivery and the tightness of her band make the song go down like a smooth shot of bourbon.” Her distinct voice has been compared to icons like Loretta Lynn, Tammy Wynette, and Patsy Montana. The Daily Country said that Montgomery’s songwriting, “Captures the stories and melodies that music lovers today still yearn for.”
Classically-trained and ready to bring her own distinct sound to the world, Montgomery released her first two EP’s (Cruel in 2011, followed by Joy in 2013) before debuting her first full-length, self-titled album in 2014. She traveled the U.S. and Europe on a tour for the album, sharing the stage with artists such as Gossip, Shovels and Rope, Robert Ellis, Hayes Carll, Billy Joe Shaver, Turnpike Troubadours, Pokey LaFarge, Wayne “The Train” Hancock, Joe Ely, Moot Davis, Mike and the Moonpies, Dale Watson, Chris Stapleton, Jason James, and Sturgill Simpson, among others. 2016 was a big year for Montgomery. It kicked off with her being named the Ameripolitan Outlaw Female of the Year. Spring time marked the premiere of her modern folk opera Billy Blythe (written about the childhood of Arkansas native Bill Clinton) by Opera Ithaca in New York. The show won the attention of critics at The New Yorker, The Economist, The Huffington Post, and the London Daily Telegraph.
Montgomery’s stunning vocal chops and ability to draw listeners in with her natural songwriting talent should come as no surprise: her musical roots run deep. Brought up among the never-ending sound of music that flowed through her family’s Arkansas music store, her childhood was heavily steeped in Ozark bluegrass, Texas swing, Delta blues, as well as gospel and rock and roll. Surrounded by talented musicians that ran the gamut from performers on the original Sun Records to bluegrass greats and opera singers, Montgomery expanded her musical horizons and began performing whenever possible.
With the release of Forever, the journey continues. “It’s a concept album inspired by Willie Nelson’s Phases and Stages,” Montgomery says. “The songs are about life on the road, loss, and the mysticism of West Texas. We recorded it with love and magic in Austin, Texas, at Dale Watson’s Ameripolitan Studios.”
On the stage and up the highway, through love and despair, and from the Arkansas foothills to the vastness of West Texas: there’s no telling where Montgomery will take her listeners next.
March 5 — Chattanooga, TN — Leapin’ Leprechaun Pub
March 8 — Knoxville, TN — WDVX Blue Plate Special
March 9 — Chapel Hill, NC — The Cave
March 10 — Winston-Salem, NC — The Ramkat
March 11 — Charlotte, NC — Thirsty Beaver
March 24 — Houston, TX — Goodnight Charlie’s
April 14 — Austin, TX — Continental Club
April 28 —Petit Jean, AR — Winthrop Rockefeller Center
May 4 — Mountain View, AR — Ozark Folk Center
For more information, visit https://www.bonniemontgomerymusic.com/.