Life's a Dance Or, Attack of the Garth Babies. Newcomer John Michael Montgomery has a promising vocal style — his lower register invokes just enough George Jones and… Life's a Dance Or, Attack of the Garth Babies. Newcomer John Michael Montgomery has a promising vocal style — his lower register invokes just enough George Jones and… John Michael Montgomery Country
Music Review

Life's a Dance (1993)

EW's GRADE
D

Details Lead Performance: John Michael Montgomery; Genre: Country

Or, Attack of the Garth Babies. Newcomer John Michael Montgomery has a promising vocal style — his lower register invokes just enough George Jones and Merle Haggard to make him sound legit — but he's clearly being groomed by handlers to fit in with the Brooksian hat squad. How else to explain the low-placed ''Beer and Bones,'' or Life's a Dance's title cut, a fairly blatant rip-off of ''The Dance.'' And that one's a hit, yet. Oy. D

Originally posted Feb 19, 1993 Published in issue #158 Feb 19, 1993 Order article reprints