I Like Those People

Album: Rebels on the Run (2011)

Songfacts®:

  • This track features Alabama lead singer Randy Owen. The Country band were a big influence on the Montgomery Gentry duo in their younger days and Troy Gentry told Billboard magazine it was exciting to be able to sing in the studio with him: "Watching him for so many years, one of the first Country concerts I went to was an Alabama concert in Lexington, Kentucky at the Civic Center at Rupp Arena," he recalled. "To reflect back on that experience, and then to be in the studio with him, it was something I'll never forget."
  • Eddie Montgomery was battling prostate cancer during the recording of Rebels on the Run. Gentry told Billboard that Owen and Montgomery became really close during the session. "He came in to work on 'I Like These People,' and he and Eddie developed a really close friendship when Eddie got the news that he had prostrate cancer. Randy was an inspiration and very helpful to him during that time, and I got to know him," he recalled.
  • The song also features a vocal contribution from the duo's long-term buddy Charlie Daniels. The "Devil Went Down To Georgia" singer previously contributed vocals and fiddle on Montgomery Gentry's single "All Night Long."

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