Tim Montana “American Thread”

Had Tim Montana, 34, stayed in his hometown Butte, Mont. and not moved to Nashville, he probably wouldn’t be collaborating with figures like Kid Rock, Mac McAnally, ZZ Top’s Billy F. Gibbons and actor Charlie Sheen today. Montana has credits on songs recorded by all three of the musicians and Sheen most recently directed the music video for “Mostly Stoned.” Spidey Smith is the director behind Montana’s latest video for “American Thread,” a raw, anthemic ode to hardworking Americans everywhere. Montana co-wrote the song with Mike Florentino and Josh Dunne, and it’s the second release from a forthcoming album. “I’ve had the title bouncing around in my head for a while and finally found the right room and the right co-writers to finish it with,” Montana tells CMT.com. “With all the political divisiveness these days I wanted to remind people that no matter what you believe we’re all Americans at the end of the day, and I told the story from the perspective of the blue-collar [class].” Montana co-stars in the cinematic video with his hometown of Butte, Mont. and the locals who call it home. “The woman with the ponies is my mother who still lives off the grid in the mountains just north of Butte,” he says. “I’m grateful for my mother, wife and I’m all about girl power. Mom was the best dad I’ve ever had.”

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