Montgomery's eighth album Brand New Me will no doubt meet with the same kind of success many of his storytelling songs like "Hello L-O-V-E" and "Home to You" have before. But songs that tell a story and tug at the heartstrings are what he's about. And there isn't much that differs on this album from anything you've heard from Montgomery before. Produced by Buddy Cannon, Norrow Wilson, and Montgomery himself, fans will surely enjoy "Bus to Birmingham," a touching ballad about a man who has to let the love of his life go; "Even Then," another moving ballad about a man who can't love his partner enough; and, for fans looking for the upbeat Montgomery that gave you previous hits like Sold!" and "Cowboy Love," there's the likable "Brand New Me" and the catchy ditty "That's What I Like About You."
AllMusic Review by Maria Konicki Dinoia