Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|John Michael Montgomery|
What I Do the Best
Genres: Country, Pop
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Lorelie L. from CLINTON, MA
Reviewed on 12/5/2006...
One of my favorite singers with another great album.
Dawn T. from MCCORDSVILLE, IN
Reviewed on 10/28/2006...
Definitely his best work.
Amy C. (amy) from WHITE LAKE, MI
Reviewed on 9/7/2006...
(5 out of 5 stars)
"John Michael Montgomery is a great country artist.I love Friends and What I do Best. I wonder why he did not release the single"What I do Best"? I will soon purchase his new CD. Keep up the work ,JMM. You are a super singer."
The best album he's done to date
Fireball | Toronto | 09/08/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"'What I Do The Best' makes #4 for the Kentucky native. Most of the time, he either pulls out all the stops to make you cry, or kicks up the dust and has a ball. There's nothing wrong with commercialism, even if you make a lot of radio friendly songs. The problem with MOST of Montgomery's past material is that nearly none of his songs have anything really different, or daring beyond a hoot and hollar. A few tunes on the fair album "John Michael Montgomery" are sure good, but overall it can't top this album here. A major surprise comes right at the start. 'Ain't Got Nothin' On Us' is very traditional, with an honest country fiddle, nice dobro, and ol' western piano. He's very relaxed singing a song of great comparisions between historical lovers and the big love he's got for the girl. Simple, sweet, and a really well recorded tune. Again, another surprise comes up as he relenquishes (this being his first on an album) a fine self-penned country tune 'A Few Cents Short'. 'Lucky Arms' finds us listening to a good ol' boy two step, while 'Paint The Town Rednceck' gets a bit messy but still gets the town to dance. John has a knack for getting the girls to cry, or sigh when it comes to love songs. Every album of his has plenty of these, and 'Friends' gets a better mark than any one of them. Finally, a song that doesn't climb mountains while ropin' the stars. What hurts more than a woman you love says that you'll still be friends? She's still around, and you're still in love. Ow! Low key, yet a great break up song. His father passed away around the time he was recording this disc. He picked up his pen, along with two friends to write and record 'I Miss You A Little'. There's no need to fix up an anthology to express how he misses his dad: an empty chair he once sat in: playing guitar alongside him. So much already said. This album has one more surprise with a turn of sound and music choice: regardless, it fits him to a tee, and we wish that songs like 'How Was I To Know', with it's tight wrangler guitar and Montgomery's huskier vocals, could pop up on his other albums. Tough and romantic at the same time, he goes further with his voice, and what a song it makes. A disapponting throw away is 'I Can Prove You Wrong'. Montgomery really tries to make such a crumb of a song, more. It won't even get more than a D+ from me. The title track makes a passing grade, and that's it. Overall, it's a great album and the most traditional one he's recorded."