Walker Montgomery and his dad, country superstar John Michael Montgomery joined forces for a duet at the Kentucky State Fair on Wednesday, August 24. The pair blended their voices on a duet of “Sold (The Grundy County Auction Incident).”
“Well, I think I got one more song I think y’all need to hear,” John Michael Montgomery told fans in the crowd. “But, uh, tonight’s gonna be special because I’m gonna bring my son out here and he’s gonna help me sing it,” he added before he invited his son, Walker, to join him on stage.
“I’m John Michael Montgomery and I’m ‘Sold,'” he said, introducing the performance.
The father/son pairing then went on to perform the fan-favorite hit.
“Well, I went down to the Grundy County Auction / Where I saw something I just had to have / My mind told me I should proceed with caution / But my heart said, ‘Go ahead and make a bid on that,'” the John Michael Montgomery sang on the first verse.
“And I said / ‘Hey pretty lady, won’t you give me a sign? / I’d give anything to make you mine o’ mine / I’ll do your biddin’ and be at your beck and call’ / Yeah, I’ve never seen anyone lookin’ so fine / Man, I gotta have her she’s a one of a kind / I’m goin’ once, goin’ twice, I’m sold,” Walker Montgomery took over the song’s chorus.
The pair continued with the duet, finishing the song with a roaring sing-along from the crowd.
Click above to watch John Michael Montgomery and Walker Montgomery’s duet of “Sold (The Grundy County Auction Incident).”
Following the performance, the elder Montgomery shared a photo of him and his son on stage to his Instagram account.
“Thank you, @kystatefair, for a great night. Nothing better than [sic] being home and sharing the stage with @walkermontgomery,” he wrote.
Walker also shared a photo from the performance, opting for a simple caption. “Like father, like son,” he said.
Music is a family affair for the Montgomery clan. In addition to John Michael and Walker, Eddie Montgomery is a well-known country music artist. The brother of John Michael, Eddie also made up one half of the duo Montgomery Gentry alongside the late Troy Gentry.
“I’m proud of what my family has done in this business,” Walker recently told Country Now. “Hopefully, I can keep the success and tradition going. But I think fans know who my dad is and who my uncle is, regardless. I think with songs that we release, our presence on stage, and with the way we treat people, will let them know that I’m not just John Michael’s Montgomery’s son or Eddie Montgomery’s nephew, I’m my own person, and that’s Walker Montgomery.”
Walker also told the outlet that his relationship with his famous father is the same as any other father/son bond and it rarely involves music.
“There’s not a lot of music talk or music played in our house. My relationship with my father is just father-son,” Walker added. “And, when we come off the road, he’s dad, and I’m the son. We go fishing, hunting, and golfing, and we do pretty much anything but music. That’s what it seems like to me anyway, and I feel like that kind of relationship makes it that much more special because it’s not a business relationship. He’s a regular dad.”
The musical trio recently recreated an old family photo from Walker’s childhood, with the youngest Montgomery posting the original and new shots in an Instagram video.
“We haven’t changed a bit,” he wrote, adding a 😂 emoji and tagging his dad and uncle’s accounts in the post.