Did you know that on this day in Country Music History in 1993 John Michael Montgomery earned the first #1 single of his career?

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It's true! It was with "I Love The Way You Love Me"! Check out the video!

Here are 5 interesting facts about John Michael Montgomery.

  • He was born in Danville, Kentucky and raised in Garrard County, Kentucky.
  • He got musical encouragement from his father, who played in a local country band and taught him his first chords.
  • He joined the family band which included his brother, Eddie Montgomery,  playing guitar before becoming lead singing when his parents divorced.
  • In 2005, he confirmed that he had a condition known as acoustic neuroma, which is a non-cancerous growth that interferes with a nerve running between the brain and the ear. This condition can affect balance and hearing. The problem was corrected.
  • In 2008, he announced that he was in rehab for an undisclosed substance abuse problem; he sought rehab at a drug-treatment facility in Hazard, KY. His condition was cited as severe anxiety attacks and a sleep disorder.