Montgomery Gentry Announce New EP, ‘Outskirts’

'Outskirts' EP set for June 14th release.

Montgomery Gentry Announce New EP, ‘Outskirts’
Montgomery Gentry; Cover art courtesy of Average Joes Entertainment

Montgomery Gentry team up with classic-rock guitar legend Steve Vai on the swampy track, “King of the World,” part of a new EP arriving next month.

Set for June 14th, Outskirts is a seven-song project featuring a fresh batch of tunes recorded just before the tragic death of Troy Gentry in a 2017 helicopter crash. Duo partner Eddie Montgomery already turned most of those recordings into the 2018 album, Here’s to You, but the tracks on Outskirts were just too meaningful to leave on the cutting-room floor. They include choice covers of Merle Haggard and Darrell Scott, plus a few new tracks like “King of the World.”

Featuring tasty guitar licks courtesy of Via and a laid-back version of Montgomery Gentry’s Southern-rock sound, the Troy Jones-penned track is a make-the-most-of-it anthem centered on simple pleasures like fishing and knowing exactly who you are in life, a theme that has always been important to the duo.

“‘King of the World’ is the way I want to live my life when I grow up,” Montgomery says in a press statement. “When I found out that guitar God Steve Vai was into it … that made it the s**t. Wow, still can’t believe Steve Vai is playing on one of my songs!”

Montgomery continues to tour in the wake of Gentry’s passing, and has a coast-to-coast dates scheduled into the fall of 2019. Included in that run is a special “Underground Fan Club” party set for June 4th at Nashville’s Acme Feed and Seed during the CMA Music Festival.

Outskirts Track List:
01. Outskirts (Dallas Davidson, Rodney Clawson, Ashley Gorley)
02. River Take Me (Darrell Scott)
03. What Am I Gonna Do With The Rest Of My Life (Merle Haggard)
04. Never Been Nothin’ Else (Dallas Davidson, Bobby Pinson)
05. You’ll Never Leave Harlan Alive (Darrell Scott)
06. King Of The World/feat. Steve Vai (Troy Jones)
07. Joe’s Six-Pack (Jeremy Stover, Jesse Frasure, Travis Denning)

Upcoming Tour Stops:
May 18 –  Osage Casino, Bartlesville, OK
May 24 –  Cowboy Coast Saloon, Ocean City, MD
May 25 –  Rolling Thunder Ride for Freedom Harley-Davidson of Washington DC, Fort Washington, MD
June 01 – Hometown Country Jam, Hobart, IN
June 04 – Underground Fan Club Party, Nashville, TN
June 06 – CMA Music Fest, Nashville, TN
June 15 – The Shed, Maryville, TN
June 21 – St. Nicholas Country Fest, Freedom, WI
June 22 – Meramec Community Fair, Sullivan, MO
June 25 – Grand Ole Opry, Nashville TN
June 28 – Ford County Fair, Melvin, IL
June 29 – St. Croix Casino Turtle Lake, Turtle Lake, WI
July 04 –  Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Fort Lewis, WA
July 05 –  Clearwater River Casino & Lodge, Lewiston, ID
July 06 –  Snoqualmie Casino, Snoqualmie, WA
July 13 –  Budweiser Summer Stage at Tag’s, Big Flats, NY
July 19 –  Country Concert For St. Jude, Warsaw, IN
July 20 –  Redwood County Fair, Redwood Falls, MN
July 26 –  The Yard at Ray’s – Bouckville, NY
Aug. 09 – Mercer County Fair, Celina, OH
Aug. 30 – Sister Cities Smokeout, Moorhead, MN
Sept. 28 – Renfro Valley Entertainment Center, Mt. Vernon, KY
Nov 11-18 – Country Cruising, Ft. Lauderdale, FL