Upon first listening to Bonnie Montgomery, it’s easy to mistakenly assume that you’ve stumbled upon a long-buried track by a legend from the golden era of country/western music. Such is the artistry of this Arkansas native and silver-voiced songstress. Her story is of her journey, but she presents it through a folk/bluegrass/country perspective that’s traditional and timeless.
This is evident through her critically lauded, second full-length album ‘Forever’ (2018) which drew praise from Paste (“timeless songwriting”), Popmatters (“stunningly authentic, honest-to-goodness songwriting reminiscent of the old country greats”) and more.
Montgomery continues to garner accolades in 2019. In June, she took home the award for “Americana/Roots Artist of the Year” at the Arkansas Country Music Awards and also holds the Outlaw Female title from 2016’s Ameripolitan Awards as well as the Americana Artist and Female Vocalist from the 2018 Arkansas Country Music Awards.
Montgomery has been touring extensively in support of ‘Forever’ including a continuous run with one of Texas music’s biggest icons, Ray Wylie Hubbard.
Montgomery is also releasing two fiery new singles produced by and featuring rockabilly legend Rosie Flores.
Though Montgomery is known for her sublime vocals and musical storytelling, the classically trained opera singer also gained notoriety for composing “The Billy Blythe Opera” in 2016. The short-length opera about Bill Clinton’s youth in Hot Springs, AR has earned the attention of The New Yorker, Huffington Post, Christian Science Monitor and more.