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Article by Guy Ramsey - UK Athletics

After winning a fan vote in August, emerging singer Walker Montgomery will play the first Kentucky Football Pregame Concert of the season before the Wildcats take on Eastern Kentucky in their home opener on Saturday.

The concert will take place on the stage in the plaza outside Gate 12 of Kroger Field. Montgomery will play immediately following the Cat Walk presented by Chevy, which is set to begin at 9:45 AM. The game will kick off at noon.

Montgomery emerged victorious from among eight local musical acts nominated to play the season-opening concert, winning three rounds of voting on Twitter. All totaled, more than 16,000 votes were cast.

Montgomery is an 18-year old aspiring singer, as well as a UK student and Kentucky football fan, from Nicholasville, Kentucky. He is the son of country music star, John Michael…

​Due to vocal fatigue and inflamed vocal cords, John Michael has developed laryngitis. His shows in Lake Charles, LA and Columbus, TX will be rescheduled. He extends his sincerest apologies to everyone. Please check back for updates.

Article by Chuck Dauphin in Sounds Like Nashville

The fall months of 1992 were ones of celebration for John Michael Montgomery. Having just signed a label deal with Atlantic, he was happily watching as his debut single, “Life’s A Dance”, was moving up with the singles chart. Looking back, he says that he couldn’t have imagined what was around the corner.

“I think back to when I was just playing honky-tonks in Central Kentucky, and Lexington, I didn’t have a clue what was going to happen. I knew I was going to be picking and singing the rest of my life, whether that was on somebody’s back porch or on the stage,” he reflected to Sounds Like Nashville. “I was fortunate enough to be discovered here in Kentucky, and to be able to come up with a song like ‘Life’s A Dance’ to kick the career off, that’s…