Monty Holmes

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Monty Holmes
Origin Lubbock, Texas
Genres Country
Years active1989–present
LabelsAshley, Bang II

Monty Holmes (born in Lubbock, Texas [1] ) is an American country music singer-songwriter. Holmes signed to Bang II Records and released his debut album, All I Ever Wanted, in 1998. [2] His highest charting single, "Why'd You Start Lookin' So Good," peaked at number 43 in 1998. [1] Holmes' songs have been recorded by George Strait ("When Did You Stop Loving Me," "I Know She Still Loves Me," "Troubadour") and Lee Ann Womack ("Never Again, Again"). [2]




TitleAlbum details
All I Ever Wanted
  • Release date: June 9, 1998
  • Label: Bang II Records


YearSinglePeak positionsAlbum
US Country
1989"A Way to Survive"82N/A
1998"Why'd You Start Lookin' So Good"43All I Ever Wanted
"Leave My Mama Out of This"59

Music videos

1998"Why'd You Start Lookin' So Good" Steven Goldmann
"Alone"Bill Young

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  1. 1 2 3 Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 192. ISBN   0-89820-177-2.
  2. 1 2 Monty Holmes at Allmusic