Sold (The Grundy County Auction Incident)

John Michael Montgomery

About Sold (The Grundy County Auction Incident)

"Sold (The Grundy County Auction Incident)" is a song written by Richard Fagan and Robb Royer, and recorded by American country music artist John Michael Montgomery. It was released in May 1995 as the second single from his self-titled album. It hit number-one on the country charts in the United States and Canada in July 1995. It is one of Montgomery's best-known songs and was named Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks' number-one single for 1995.


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Well I went down to the Grundy County Auction
When I saw something I just had to have
My mind told me I should proceed with caution
But my heart said to go ahead and make a bid on that

And I said
Hey pretty lady why don'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
I've never seen anyone lookin' so fine
Man I got to have her she's a one of a kind
I'm going once, I'm goin' twice, I'm sold

To the lady in the second row
She's an eight, she's a nine, she's a ten, I know
She's got ruby red lips, blonde hair, blue eyes
And I'm about to bid my heart goodbye.

Well the Auctioneer was going about a mile a minute
He was takin' bids and callin' them out loud
And I guess I was really gettin' in it
Cause I just shouted out above the crowd

And I said
Hey pretty lady why don'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
I've never seen anyone lookin' so fine
Man I got to have her she's a one of a kind
I'm going once, I'm goin' twice, I'm sold

To the lady in the long black dress
Cause she won my heart it was no contest
With her ruby red lips, blonde hair, blue eyes
Well I'm about to bid my heart goodbye

Yeah, well we found love on the auction block
I throw my heart  away
And we love and laugh about the way we met that day

And I said
Hey pretty lady why don'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
I've never seen anyone lookin' so fine
Man I got to have her she's a one of a kind
I'm going once, I'm goin' twice, I'm sold

To the lady in the second row
She's an eight, she's  a nine, she's a ten I know
She's got ruby red lips, blonde hair, blue eyes
And I'm about to bid my heart goodbye.

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John Michael Montgomery

John Michael Montgomery (born January 20, 1965, in Danville, Kentucky) is an American country music artist. He has had more than thirty singles on the Billboard country charts, including two of Billboard’s Number One country singles of the year: "I Swear" (1994) and "Sold (The Grundy County Auction Incident)" (1995). Five more of Montgomery's singles have reached the top of the country charts: "I Love the Way You Love Me", "Be My Baby Tonight", "If You've Got Love", "I Can Love You Like That", and "The Little Girl", while thirteen more have reached Top Ten. Montgomery's recordings of "I Swear" and "I Can Love You Like That" were both released concurrently with R&B versions by the group All-4-One. Montgomery has released eleven studio albums, including a C… more »

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Written by: Richard William Fagan, Robert Wilson Royer

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11 facts about this song

Songwriter Information
"Sold (The Grundy County Auction Incident)" was composed by American songwriters Richard Fagan and Robb Royer.
Release Date
The song was released in May 1995 as the second single from the album "John Michael Montgomery."
Chart Success
It achieved high commercial success, reaching the number one position on the US Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.
Unique Composition
The song is known for its fast-paced lyrics and country auction theme, making it a unique composition within the country music sphere.
Award Nominations
Montgomery’s performance in the track contributed to his 1995 CMA Award nomination for Male Vocalist of the Year.
Song Duration
The song's length is 2 minutes and 31 seconds.
Concept of the Song
The lyrics of the song depict a man who met a woman at the Grundy County Auction and was smitten, bidding and eventually "winning" her heart just like one would at an auction.
Country Style
This track has been cited as an example of the "neo-traditional country" style, which combines modern elements with the classic country sound.
Music Video
A music video was released for the song, featuring Montgomery performing at a lively county fair.
Cover Versions
The song has been covered by several artists, demonstrating its enduring popularity in country music.
Album's Success
The song helped propel the album "John Michael Montgomery" to double-platinum status, selling over two million copies.

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