Country rocker Tim Montana is set to release his new album Long Shots on April 9, his first album with Music Knox Records/BBR Music Group.
The Montana native’s record will include 12 tracks which showcase his rock electric guitar and influences from the West which embraces hard and fast-living, the American experience and the blue-collar way.
“I heard ‘no’ from just about every record label around (more than once from some), but all my life I’ve never let outside factors stand in the way of my aspirations—instead the rejection fueled me to dig my heels in more, get a little scrappier and work even harder,” says Montana. “The fact that I’m now about to put out an album as a signed artist kind of blows my mind in the best way—I’m lucky enough to be six feet up instead of six feet under and I celebrate that every day.”
Montana teamed up with award-winning producer, Michael Knox (Jason Aldean, Kelly Clarkson, Thomas Rhett) to build upon his sound which draws influence from the rural lifestyle with a hint of adrenaline. The music is country—but don’t mistake it for southern. Spending years out West and in Butte, Montana, fans will hear influences between Seattle and its grunge, Texas’ roadhouse, Nashville’s country, Wyoming’s Chris LeDoux and the Heartland’s rock.
Fans can get a taste of his new album with his new single “Get Em Up,” an anthem for the blue collar that celebrates the camaraderie, available now.
Country Rocker Performs “Do It Fast” on FOX & Friends This Morning
Country rocker Tim Montana today released his label debut project, Cars On Blocks. In celebration, the Montana native appeared on FOX & Friends to talk about the EP and perform “Do It Fast.” The performance was captured in Tim’s garage in Nashville, which has been host to many performances from artists like Kid Rock and Billy Gibbons (of ZZ Top). Watch it HERE.
Cars On Blocks is Montana’s label debut, having recently been signed to Music Knox Records/BBR Music Group. The four-song EP is an ode to the unique city of Butte, Montana and his trailer park upbringing. The title track (inspired by his childhood home, which still has the wheels on it) and “River Kids” both paint a clear picture of the blue collar Butte life, with “Stronger Than You,” and its apocalyptic melody, displaying the grit acquired from that existence. Produced by award-winning producer, Michael Knox, the EP is Country—but don’t mistake it for southern. His sound, befitting of the off-the-grid thrill-seeker who grew up without electricity, draws influence from the rural lifestyle with a hint of adrenaline.
“Do It Fast,” with its “go big or go home” energy was written in tribute to Tim’s pal and X Games champion, Travis Pastrana as well as Travis’ idol and fellow Butte alum, Evel Knievel. The fast-paced song sonically reflects the sentiment of the lyrics, especially “the key to hard living is to do it fast.” The music video does the same with Pastrana starring alongside 70mph donuts in a Subaru, a flamethrower and will have you checking to see if you got mud in your hair. Watch it HERE.
“Cars On Blocks is really an ode to the junkyard dogs and how I grew up—it took me about a year to write the title track alone because I wanted to make sure people know that it’s a celebration of that low class, ‘if you’re not dirty, nobody trusts you’ mountain life. I am Butte American and damn proud of it.”
Chiefly considered a Country rocker, Montana is a true Renaissance man, moonlighting as a TV personality, marksman, father, husband, foodie, hell-raiser, businessman and—he’ll soon add film actor to his resume (he recently wrapped filming for The Last Son of Isaac LeMay alongside Heather Graham, Machine Gun Kelley and Thomas Jane). Joining the Music Knox Records/BBR Music Group roster is only the latest in Montana’s long list of accomplishments. In addition to starring in his own show, “Tim Montana’s Wild Side” on Velocity Outdoor Channel, Tim is involved in Polaris, Black Rifle Coffee, Fender, Gerber, Giant Bicycles, Indian Motorcycles, Kicker Performance Audio, Orange Amplifiers, Snap On, Traeger Grills, Whisker Bomb Pepper Sauce and more. Today, in celebration of his EP release, he will be taking over Polaris’ Instagram page at 3pm CT. Check it out HERE.Read more →
Music producer and UNITED STATIONS’ nationally syndicated “KNOX COUNTRY 360” host MICHAEL KNOX has launched a free mobile app aimed at delivering personalized VIP experiences for fans. The KNOX COUNTRY APP is available on iPHONE and ANDROID platforms, and provides listeners with a behind the scenes look into music, interviews and comedy bits, as well as playlists created by KNOX, exclusive “KNOX COUNTRY 360” content and access to the show’s podcast.
“The KNOX COUNTRY APP perfectly compliments our MAIN STREET USA radio programming approach,” said KNOX. “A VIP experience space for fans to come have fun, listen to great music and hear cool stories from today’s hottest artists and songwriters.Read more →
BBR Music Group proudly announced today the signing of Tim Montana to its roster of artists. The singer/songwriter will join the award-winning Country music producer Michael Knox’s partnership imprint with BBR Music Group/BMG, Music Knox Records. Chiefly considered a Country rocker, Montana is a true Renaissance man, moonlighting as a TV personality, marksman, father, husband, foodie, hell-raiser and businessman.
“What hit me first about Tim was his music. When I found out about all the other things going on in his world, it was just icing on the cake,” said Michael Knox. “What I love the most about Tim is that you feel his life, good or bad, through his music. It didn’t take me long to see how personal this all was to him and why he has no plan B. Tim is all in and so am I.”
“I’ve always had the objective to do things differently and out work everybody and couldn’t be more thrilled to find a label home with the same thought process. Knox brought me to a whole new level in the studio and challenged me to pull out the big guns as a writer,” said Tim Montana. “I couldn’t be more honored to join a roster of some of the best and most diverse talent in our genre. They’ve got the rocket and I’ve got the fuel so let’s ride this sled to the moon!”
“Tim is the consummate professional who knows his brand and is building an impressive business. It’s a lifestyle, not just a music career,” said Jon Loba, EVP BBR Music Group. “I can’t wait to see what happens when we combine that with Knox and his vision for the music.”
Armed with innate talent, a knack for being in the right place at the right time and unrelenting hustle, Montana’s most endearing attribute may very well be his magnetic charisma that draws in everyone, from the famous to the blue collar. It’s led him to strike up long-lasting friendships and partnerships with an eclectic cast, including fellow artists, extreme sports athletes, war heroes and actors. On Friday, August 7, Montana will perform with his pal, co-writer and collaborator Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top, on FOX & Friends. The twosome, known also as the Whisker Brothers, have recently launched their own hot sauce company, Whisker Bomb Pepper Sauce.
During the pandemic, Montana tapped his notable circle of friends (Charlie Sheen, Lee Brice, Chris Kirkpatrick, Michael Ray, Chase Rice, Travis Pastrana, to name a few) for the video for his and Mat Best’s song “Quarantine.” While humorous, the song is Country with a Rock edge, just like Montana himself. His sound, befitting of the off-the-grid thrill-seeker who grew up without electricity, draws influence from the rural lifestyle with a hint of adrenaline. His music has been selected as the theme song for World Series Championship runs, NHL games, NASCAR telecasts and action movies and has earned him spots opening for Kid Rock and performing alongside the Foo Fighter’s Dave Grohl.
Joining the BBR Music Group roster is only the latest in Montana’s long list of accomplishments. In addition to starring in his own show, “Tim Montana’s Wild Side” on Velocity Outdoor Channel, Tim has also found a great deal of success as a businessman. The Montana native is involved in Polaris, Black Rifle Coffee, Fender, Gerber, Giant Bicycles, Indian Motorcycles, K&N, Kicker Performance Audio, Orange Amplifiers, Snap On, Traeger Grills and more.Read more →