Midnight in Montgomery. Leeann Ward of Country Universe gave the song an A grade, saying that "the song’s story is fascinating in and of itself, but equally impressive is the recording as a whole package." Midnight In Montgomery. artistfacts. At the 1994 Academy of Country Music awards, Jackson arrived in a sleeveless Hank Williams Sr. shirt. Williams’ fondness for the drink got him into several scrapes including be dismissed from the Grand Ole Opry. In 2008 Sont/ATV gave those lyrics to Bob Dylan with the task of creating an album from them. Later in the song, a drunk man in a cowboy hat takes the narrator by surprise. “Midnight in Montgomery” – Based on True Events Alan Jackson was traveling around the country visiting radio stations presumably in the time between his first major release and “Don’t Rock the Jukebox.” On his travels, he found himself in Montgomery, Alabama overnight. It is a mid-tempo, largely acoustic ballad in the key of D minor. He knew that his future was in music. Erstelle dein Deezer Konto und höre Midnight In Montgomery von Alan Jackson sowie 56 Millionen weitere Songs. == Verse Dm Midnight in Montgomery C Silver Eagle, Lonely Road Bbsus2 I was on my way to Mobile Dm For a big New Year's Eve show Dm Stopped for just a minute C To see a friend outside of town Bbsus2 My collar up, I found his name A Felt the wind die down Why Me. Tailgate by The River: How Kenny Chesney and... Minnesota Fish-Stocking Efforts Suffer in 2020. As a boy, Alan Jackson listened primarily to gospel music. Hank Williams Sr. was known for his appearance and his substance abuse. “Midnight in Montgomery:” An Ode of Jackson to Williams. From the opening notes, you know that “Midnight in Montgomery” is something special. 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One of the artists who adore Williams so much is country music icon, Alan Jackson. Midnight in Montgomery He's always singing there. Midnight In Montgomery Songtext Midnight in Montgomery, Silver Eagle, lonely road I was on my way to Mobile, for a big New Year's Eve show I stopped for just a minute, to see a friend outside of town The song also references several Williams hits, including "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry." "Midnight in Montgomery" is a song written by American country music singer Alan Jackson and Don Sampson, and recorded by Jackson. Jackson’s lyrics paint a haunting picture. Without the context, “Midnight in Montgomery” is a haunting tune centered around a ghost story. "Midnight in Montgomery" debuted on the U.S. Songfacts®: Written by Alan Jackson and Don Sampson, this is an ode to country music legend Hank Williams, who fell ill on his way to a New Year's Eve performance and died the following day in 1953. This line is Jackson describing Hank’s ghost. Diesen Songtext auf MetroLyrics diskutieren It was filmed in black and white under a full moon amidst the headstones of an empty cemetery. Midnight in Montgomery, silver eagle, lonely road I was on my way to Mobile, for a big New Year's Eve show I stopped for just a minute, to see a friend outside of town Put my collar up, I found his name, and felt the wind die down The man is sporting “shiny boots, a Nudie suit, and haunted, haunted eyes,:. The cowboy hat and boots finished off his honky-tonk ensemble. The slow, minor-key, fingerstyle guitar over lonesome lap steel sets the tone for something a little more somber than the rest of Alan Jackson’s sophomore album “Don’t Rock the Jukebox.”. AZLyrics. When Hank Williams Sr. died, he was supposed to be on the way to play a New Year’s Eve show. His love of country music flourished and, after graduation, Jackson joined a band called Dixie Steel. Jackson may not name Hank until the last line but he makes some references to him throughout the song. Lyrics to 'Midnight In Montgomery' by Alan Jackson. Midnight in Montgomery, silver eagle, lonely road I was on my way to Mobile, for a big New Year's Eve show I stopped for just a minute, to see a… View full lyrics Scrobble Stats ? Midnight In Montgomery Lyrics Bob McDill, who was an active songwriter between 1960 and 2000, wrote Gone Country which Alan Jackson recorded for his Who Am I album which was released back in Nov 1994. Finally, there are several lines toward the end of “Midnight in Montgomery” that directly reference the Hank Williams Sr. classic “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry.”. This song was written about Hank Williams, who was from Montgomery, Alabama. Forever And Ever, Amen. Midnight In Montgomery song from the album The Very Best Of is released on Oct 2004. Album: Don't Rock The Jukebox . This is how the ode to Hank Williams Sr. came to be. album: "Country State Of Mind" (2020) I'm No Stranger To The Rain. In the opening verse, Jackson sings the lyric “I was on my way to Mobile for a big New Year’s Eve show.” This puts the night of the visitation on the anniversary of the icon’s death. Jackson later commented on this saying that he felt that the shirt was perfect for the occasion. Shortly thereafter he signed to Arista Nashville and the rest is history. He had never been to Montgomery before and knew that Hank Williams Sr.’s grave was there. Alone And Forsaken . This experience served as the inspiration for “Midnight in Montgomery.”. While their destinations were different their motivation and timing were almost identical. Midnight in Montgomery, silver eagle, lonely road I was on my way to Mobile, for a big New Year's Eve show I stopped for just a minute, to see a…. It was in paying his respects to the country music icon that Jackson first got the inspiration for “Midnight in Montgomery. Listen to Midnight in Montgomery by Adam Hambrick, 3,545 Shazams. McDill had 31 #1 hits during his active writing career and had songs recorded by Ray Charles, Don Williams, Joe Cocker, Waylon Jennings and others. She goes on to say that "along with the ominous production and chilling story, Jackson’s performance strays from its usual smooth reliability and picks up its own haunting quality, which perfectly adds to the overall darkness of the song."[2]. This song is sung by Alan Jackson. Hank Williams Sr. was one of the first secular artists to which Jackson was introduced. Country State Of Mind. Midnight in Montgomery He's always singing there I climbed back on my eagle, took one last look around Through red tail lights a shadow moved slow across the ground Off somewhere a midnight train is slowly passing by I could hear that whistle moaning I'm so lonesome I could cry 'Cause it's midnight in Montgomery Just hear that whippoorwill Höre so viel Musik wie du möchtest auf deinem PC, Smartphone oder Tablet sowie Home-Entertainment-System. An ice storm made it impossible for him to arrive on time. The song ends with the words "Hank's always singing there". So, he was instead heading directly to Ohio for his New Year’s Day show. When the icon passed, he left notebooks full of lyrics in his briefcase. Auf Napster abspielen. "Midnight in Montgomery" is a song written by American country music singer Alan Jackson and Don Sampson, and recorded by Jackson. It was released in April 1992 as the fourth single from Jackson's second album, Don't Rock the Jukebox. What is scrobbling? Subscribe to our newsletter for new stories, tips & events. Most often than not, Jackson covers Williams’ songs in his shows and performances. I've Got It Made. It was released in April 1992 as the fourth single from Jackson's second album, Don't Rock the Jukebox. WATCH: Darius Rucker, Sara Evans Team Up for... WATCH: DeMarcus Cousins, Rudy Gay Find Alternative Way... WATCH: Black Bear Climbs Into Tree Stand with... Shaq Claims James Harden Will Be a ‘Bust’... Country Throwback: Jon Pardi Rocks ‘You Shook Me... Country Throwback: Cole Swindell Sits Down, Duets with... Yellowstone TV Favorites: John Dutton Confronts Jamie After... Amazon Shuts Down ‘The Pack’ with Lindsey Vonn... WATCH: Rare Wolverine Spotted on Yellowstone National Park... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCvSBVDZTDE, Alan Jackson – Midnight in Montgomery (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCvSBVDZTDE), https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4WXYjm74WFI, I’M SO LONESOME I COULD CRY (1949) by Hank Williams (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4WXYjm74WFI). Entdecken Sie Midnight In Montgomery von Alan Jackson bei Amazon Music. Diese Interpreten haben den Song "Midnight In Montgomery" auf ihren Alben gesungen. The song peaked at number 3 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart (the album's only single not to top the chart), and number 3 as well on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks chart. by Alan Jackson. Well I climbed back on that Eagle, took one last look around Through red tail lights, a shadow moved, slow across the ground And off somewhere a midnight train is slowly passing by I can hear that whistle moan, I'm so lonesome I could cry [Chorus:] 'Cause it's midnight in Montgomery The result was an album featuring various rock, country, and folk artists bringing the icon’s lyrics to life. Knowing the history behind the lyrics elevates the song to a heartfelt tribute to one of the most important names in country music. Somewhere on the highway, Hank Sr. died. "Midnight in Montgomery" is a song written by American country music singer Alan Jackson and Don Sampson, and recorded by Jackson. Midnight In Montgomery Alan Jackson. Alan Jackson was traveling around the country visiting radio stations presumably in the time between his first major release and “Don’t Rock the Jukebox.” On his travels, he found himself in Montgomery, Alabama overnight. It went on to win that year's Country Music Association award for Music Video of the Year. I Can Tell By The Way You Dance. According to Jackson, there was a strange feeling in the air that night among the stones. The ACM Awards are typically a black-tie affair. In an interview with the “Wall Street Journal,” Jackson said that Hank Williams was one of the major reasons for his move to Music City. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of April 25, 1992. In his late twenties, Jackson moved to Nashville, Tennessee to pursue his music career full time. The song peaked at number 3 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart (the album's only single not to top the chart), and number 3 as well on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks chart. C9 Dm C9 Dm Cause it's midnight in Montgomery, just hear that whippoorwill C9 Dm A7 See the stars light up the purple sky, feel that lonesome chill C9 Dm When the wind is right you'll hear his song, smell whiskey in the air C Bbsus2 A7 Dm Midnight In Montgomery, he's always singing there The music video was directed by Jim Shea and premiered in April 1992. Learn more Recent Listening Trend. To him, and many others, no one is more country than Hank Williams Sr. Alan Jackson is featured on the 2011 album, “The Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams”. Entdecke auf Napster ähnliche Künstler. Gefällt dir dieses Album? Werbefrei streamen oder als CD und MP3 kaufen bei Amazon.de. The duration of song is 03:44. Get the Sheet Music License This Song lyrics. Midnight in Montgomery he's always singing there C I climbed back on that eagle took one last look around A#7 Dm Through red tail lights the shadow moved slow across the ground C And off somewhere a midnight train is slowly passin' by A#7 A7 I could hear that whistle moaning I'm so lonesome I could cry Repeat #3 C Dm C Dm He's always singing there Hank's always singing there. The “Nudie suit” refers to the rhinestone-encrusted suit sewn by Nudie Cohn. Scrobbling is when Last.fm tracks the music you listen to and automatically adds it to your music profile. The singer, while heading to Mobile for a New Year's Eve show, makes a visit to a Montgomery grave (Williams died on New Year's Day 1953, and is buried in Montgomery), and encounters the ghost of Williams who thanks him for paying tribute before disappearing. Late that night, as a storm settled over the city, Jackson made his way to Oakwood Cemetery Annex to pay respects to the icon. 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