Throwback Jam: John Michael Montgomery’s “Life’s a Dance”

In the fall of 1992, a new country singer John Michael Montgomery released his debut single into the world with “Life’s a Dance.” 

Written by Allen Shamblin (“The House That Built Me,” “Where the Blacktop Ends,” “Don’t Laugh at Me”) and Steve Seskin (“I Think About You,” “Grown Men Don’t Cry,” “Don’t Laugh at Me”), the song would introduce country music fans to John Michael Montgomery. Telling the story of being too afraid to ask out the cute girl in class, Shamblin and Seskin weave lyrics together that is equal parts reassuring and equal parts “live life to the fullest.”

Montgomery would take the song to #4 on the country charts where it peaked. While it didn’t reach #1, in the next three years he would go on to notch six number one songs, confirming that he was the real deal in country music and a 90s country fixture.