He’s also been blessed with a gritty baritone that calls to mind Jamey Johnson as well as a knack for observational and personal songwriting. These qualities and more were imparted to him by two uncles who know a little something about entertaining: Eddie Montgomery (of Montgomery Gentry) and John Michael Montgomery.
Both encouraged Dillon’s own talent, but they didn’t mince words, reminding their nephew that he’d have to pay his dues. Which Dillon did by moving to Nashville and hunkering down to write every day. When he wasn’t in a songwriting session, the burly guy was literally protecting country music’s traditions.