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CHARLESTON -- Kentucky-born country music artist John Michael Montgomery, who popped onto the scene in the '90s with hits like "Life's a Dance" and "I Swear," could make his way to the city next summer. 

A contract for Montgomery to perform at the Red, White & Blue Days festivities next year is on the table before the city council when it meets at 6:30 p.m. (Tuesday) at City Hall, 520 Jackson Ave. 

Montgomery would be compensated with $30,000 for a 75-minute show July 3, 2019, in Morton Park, according to the contract. 

According to a biography of the southern artist on All Music, Montgomery was part of "the '90s wave of honky tonk hitmakers that brought country to new commercial heights."

Montgomery made a name for himself with his strengths with romantic ballads, which make up many of his hits today, like "I Can Love You Like That." 

Last year's big artist at Red, White & Blue Days was country band Lonestar

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Contact Jarad Jarmon at (217) 238-6839. Follow him on Twitter: @JJarmonReporter


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