Tim Montana is making 2024 the year of rock for his career. He’ll be dropping a rock album, and going out on tour with Staind and Seether.
I had a chance to talk with him about this upcoming year, the bar he co-owns with ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons, and lots more.
Growing up very poor, Tim says he’s had the good fortune to meet most of the people on the posters on his trailer wall. His first shot at stardom was on David Letterman’s show in 2008. He talks about the experience of going to New York City for the first time.
“It hits hard” is how he describes his upcoming rock album. There are no featured guests on the record. “If this is going to be my first rock statement, I kinda want to make it on my own.”
As far as his upbringing in music, he tells me about the full-circle moment he recently went back to his high school
We also talked about his huge support for the veterans. In four years of the American Thread Shoot, they’ve raised $1.4 million. Tim spoke about meeting and playing for the troops in the past.
The Wise River Club is the bar he has in Wise River, Montana. He tells me about the history of the place and some of the famous people who’ve swung by. Is it haunted? “We have heard stories….” he said, but as of now, he says they haven’t seen anything yet. He tells a crazy story of a legendary daredevil who has a history in the place with a wild animal.
It was great to talk with Tim for a few minutes. I can’t wait to check out the new record when it drops, sometime this spring according to him.