Bonnie Montgomery Captures the Pull of the Road in the Video for “Forever” (Intro)
With her second full-length album, Forever (released on February 16th), Arkansas-native Bonnie Montgomery beautifully recalls the golden age of country western music, capturing the stories and melodies that music lovers today still yearn for.
Recorded in Austin at Dale Watson’s Ameripolitan Studios, Forever, a concept album inspired by Willie Nelson’s Phases and Stages, focuses on life on the road, loss, and the mysticism of West Texas in its eleven-tracks that are both traditional and timeless.
Today, Montgomery shares the video for “Forever” (Intro) a stunningly intimate and reflective track that expresses the magical pull of the road, captured here in a video that Bonnie notes “Was shot on black and white Super 8 film, driving a magic highway in far west Texas at dusk in a ‘73 Cutlass Supreme, with the top down and the mystic endless highway ahead.”
Brought up among the never-ending sound of music that flowed through her family’s Arkansas music store, Montgomery’s childhood was heavily steeped in Ozark bluegrass, Texas swing, and Delta blues, as well as gospel and rock and roll. Surrounded by talented musicians that ran the gamut from performers on the original Sun Records to bluegrass greats and opera singers, Montgomery expanded her musical horizons and began touring, sharing the stage with artists such as Shovels and Rope, Hayes Carll, Billy Jo Shaver, Turnpike Troubadours, Pokey LaFarge, Mike and the Moonpies, Dale Watson, and Sturgill Simpson, among others. Additionally, in 2016 her authentic and honest sound found her recognized as the 2016 Ameripolitan Outlaw Female of the Year. Montgomery is currently on tour supporting Forever.