John Michael Montgomery is one of my favorite country artists from the '90s! I remember when "I Swear" came out in 1993, it instantly became the wedding song to have sung at your wedding. (I can remember two weddings at least that I attended that year that had "I Swear" sung by some mediocre wanna-be John Micheal Montgomery!)This Kentucky boy has had  thirty six singles on the Country Billboard charts, including seven number one hits.  Not to shabby. Montgomery got his  musical encouragement from his father, who performed in a local country band and taught his son his first chords.

John Michael joined the family band (which also included his brother, Eddie Montgomery, who would later join Troy Gentry in the duo Montgomery Gentry) as guitarist before taking the lead singing role when his parents divorced. John set out on the local honky-tonk scene as a solo artist, until Atlantic Records signed him.

You can John Micheal Montgomery on KNUE and The KNUE Gold Rush with John Moore Saturdays from 8 to 10 a.m.