John Michael Montgomery’s Letters from Home just kills me. What can you tell me about the song?
—Brent B., California
Tony Lane and David Lee wrote the song, which focuses on the personal story of one soldier’s reactions to love and war. “I think it brings a more human element to the soldiers,” Montgomery says. “We don’t just have an army in Iraq, we have people there and they aren’t just name tags. That’s what I really liked about the song.” A native of Danville, Ky. (pop. 15,477), Montgomery, 39, is known for hits such as I Swear and I Can Love You Like That. He and his wife, Crystal, live outside of Lexington, Ky., with their two children.