As we prepare for Countryfest 2014, Saturday, July 12 at Schaghticoke Fairgrounds, we share some fun facts about this year’s stars.

Countryfest Fun Facts : John Michael Montgomery

1. John Michael Montgomery first performed at 5 years old in his father's band, with his mother on drums.

2. His hits 'I Swear' and 'I Can Love You Like That' were both covered by the R&B pop group All-4-One. The 'pop' versions earned Grammy nominations and a win for 'I Swear.'

3. He has released 11 studio albums, with his first being 'Life's A Dance' in 1992.

Learn more about John Michael Montgomery.

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