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“Lucky Man” by Montgomery Gentry is Indeed a Lucky Song

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Kentucky natives Eddie Montgomery and Troy Gentry released a single, “Lucky Man,” in January 2007 to express gratitude and appreciation for life despite its negativities. It was the second single from their fifth studio album, Some People Change (2006). 

Speaking of luck, the song was nominated for Best Country Performance by a Duo in the 2008 Grammys making it their first nomination. It peaked at No. 1 on the US Billboard Hot Country Charts and No. 10 on the Canada Billboard Country in 2007.

The multi-platinum country duo is known for their soulful twang and big black cowboy hats with their country-rock hits like “She Couldn’t Change Me,” “If You Ever Stop Loving Me,” “Roll With Me,” and many more!

Meaning Behind the Song

“Lucky Man” was penned by David Cory Lee and Dave Turnbull, highlighting the good things in life despite the daily struggles or hardships it costs. There may be moments when you hate your job, the small town you live in, and the world, but there are also other positives that one can cherish in life, such as being a father to one’s children. It only tries to tell us that there are always positive aspects of life that we can be thankful for. 

Montgomery Gentry opens the song by listing all the moments of negativity, such as losing in a sports game that adversely changes their mood. To ease the pain, the singer sings the line, “God’s give me a pretty fair hand.” The duo then recounts that having a functioning truck, good health, and a supportive family is enough to make someone feel like a “Lucky Man.” 

Ultimately, life is not perfect, but being a defeatist and dwelling on life’s unfavorable circumstances will put you into a spiral of suffering and self-sabotage. Hence, every moment and relationship should be cherished because, hey, what is all life for other than enjoying every bit of it?

The American country duo released a new rendition of the song with singer-songwriter Darius Rucker in November 2018 as part of their 20th anniversary album Montgomery Gentry: 20 Years of Hits

You don’t have to have a luxurious life to be lucky, simply having the people and blessings you need is enough to call yourself a “Lucky Man.” Listen to Montgomery Gentry’s interpretation of what it means to be lucky with the link below. 

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