Midnight in Montgomery

Midnight in Montgomery
"Midnight in Montgomery"
Single by Alan Jackson
from the album Don't Rock the Jukebox
B-side "Working Class Hero"
Released April 20, 1992
Format Promo-only CD single
7" 45 RPM
Recorded August 21, 1990[1]
Genre Country
Length 3:46
Label Arista 12418
Writer(s) Alan Jackson
Don Sampson
Producer Scott Hendricks
Keith Stegall
Alan Jackson singles chronology
"Midnight in Montgomery"
"Love's Got a Hold on You"

"Midnight in Montgomery" is the title of a song written by American country music singer-songwriter Alan Jackson and Don Sampson, and recorded by Jackson. It was released in 1992 from Jackson's second album, Don't Rock the Jukebox. The song peaked at number 3 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, and number 3 as well on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks chart.



This song was written about Hank Williams, who was from Montgomery, Alabama. It is a mid-tempo, largely acoustic ballad in the key of D minor.

The singer describes, while heading to Mobile for a New Year's Eve show, makes a visit to a Montgomery grave (Williams died on New Year's Day), and encounters the ghost of Williams who thanks him for paying tribute before disappearing. The song also references several Williams hits, including "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry."

Music video

The music video was directed by Jim Shea and premiered in April 1992.

Peak chart positions

"Midnight in Montgomery" debuted on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of April 25, 1992.

Chart (1992) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks 3
Canadian RPM Country Charts 3


  1. ^ (1995) Album notes for The Greatest Hits Collection by Alan Jackson [CD]. Arista Records (07822 18801).

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