Rebels on the Run

Rebels on the Run

by Montgomery GentryMontgomery Gentry


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Montgomery-Gentry have been through a lot in the last year, particularly Eddie Montgomery. In September of 2010, the band parted company with longtime label Sony Music Nashville. In December, Montgomery underwent surgery for prostate cancer. That same month, his wife of 20 years filed for divorce. Rebels on the Run, helmed by producer Michael Knox, was recorded in the aftermath of all this, and released within a year on the pair's indie imprint Average Joe's Entertainment. The two are well-known for electrifying live shows and hard-rocking singles that straddle the line between volume-cranking, hard Southern rock and contemporary country's obsession with '70s and '80s pop. Of the 11 new songs here, there are a slew of over-the-top rockers, including the album-opening anthem "Damn Right I Am," "So Called Life," and the closer, "Work Hard, Play Harder." "Simple Things" uses the same electric guitar that marked John Mellencamp's '80s records. Of course there are a couple contemporary country-pop
ockers that are standard fare, including "Damn Baby," the good-time paeans "Ain't No Law Against That," the title track, and the single "Where I Come From." There is also a pair of ballads in "Missing You" and "Empty" -- the latter cops the opening phrase from Curtis Mayfield's "People Get Ready" note for note. Rebels on the Run fits together quite well as an album, and there are numerous cuts here to be chosen for second and even third singles -- including the truly awful "I Like Those People," with guests Charlie Daniels and Randy Owen -- it's pure radio schmaltz with the now de rigeur "just us country folks" theme. The drums actually sound like drums -- unusual for an album in this genre -- and while the guitars are overly compressed, they still give the illusion of sounding somewhat ragged. That said, Rebels on the Run is the most consistent offering from Montgomery-Gentry since 2006's Some People Change, even if it doesn't quite scale those heights.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/18/2011
Label: Average Joe's Ent.
UPC: 0661869002330
catalogNumber: 233
Rank: 37614

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Montgomery Gentry   Primary Artist
Tony Harrell   Piano,Wurlitzer,Hammond B3
Greg Morrow   Drums
Perry Coleman   Background Vocals
Troy Gentry   Vocals
Eddie Montgomery   Vocals
Ilya Toshinsky   Acoustic Guitar,Banjo,Bouzouki,12-string Guitar,Hi String
Rob McNelley   Electric Guitar
Adam Shoenfeld   Electric Guitar,Slide Guitar
Jason Mowery   Fiddle
Angela Hacker   Background Vocals
Shalacy Griffin   Background Vocals
Rich Redmond   Percussion
Jimmie Sloas   Bass
Mike Johnson   Lap Steel Guitar

Technical Credits

Paul Overstreet   Composer
Peter Coleman   Engineer,Vocal Engineer
Kevin Grantt   Composer
Greg Morrow   drum programming
David Lee Murphy   Composer
Neil Thrasher   Composer
Wendell Mobley   Composer
Chris Wormer   Vocal Engineer
Shannon Houchins   Executive Producer
Jim Collins   Composer
Rivers Rutherford   Composer
Ira Dean   Composer
Michael Dulaney   Composer
Jimmy Yeary   Composer
Tim James   Composer
Troy Gentry   Composer
Eddie Montgomery   Composer
Brandon Epps   Vocal Engineer
Mickey Jack Cones   Vocal Engineer
Paula Turner   grooming
Bernie Nelson   Composer
Matthew West   Composer
Michael Knox   Producer
Rodney Clawson   Composer
Adam Fisher   Composer
Sean Patrick McGraw   Composer
Justin Weaver   Composer
Phil O'Donnell   Composer
Kelly Archer   Composer
Bruce Wallace   Composer
Dallas Davidson   Composer
Philip Douglas   Composer
Laboris Louden   Layout
Joel Shewmake   Composer
Greg Bates   Composer
Alicia Jones   Liner Notes,Creative Producer
Shane Stevens   Composer

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