Recorded as part of the Amazon Original series, Hambrick applies a steely vocal sheen to Jackson’s 1991 hit — along with spooky steel guitars and the heart-pounding pulse of a man scared out of his wits. It not only finds Hambrick tackling one his favorite tunes, but bringing the ghoulish story about an encounter with the ghost of Hank Williams back to life.
“I’ve always been crazy about “Midnight In Montgomery,” says Hambrick of the track, written by Jackson with Don Sampson and appearing on the icon’s Don’t Rock the Jukebox album. “When Amazon asked me to be a part of this program, it immediately came to mind as a song I would want to run with. I went into the studio with Andrew DeRoberts and we sort of went nuts. We wanted to make it haunting and soulful, while still hanging on to some of the signature musical pieces of the original. In short, the finished product hits hard and I love it.”