"Our guy said he heard him talking to recruits on the phone. I never listen in on conversations, or would encourage anybody to do that, but this was different. When it comes to Kentucky basketball, you need to know what is going on.
"He stayed on the phone the whole time we were waiting for our luggage. Not that many people knew who he was. I was thinking to myself how that will change in another year. Everybody will know then he is the Kentucky basketball coach and they will all be hitting on him."
Heading to the Opry
Montgomery just returned home to Perryville from a long road trip. Today he's heading back to Nashville and will be doing several things, including appearing in two shows at the Grand Ole Opry on Saturday night. They will start and end each show.
"The Grand Ole Opry is special. Any time you can play there it is kind of wild," Montgomery said. "It is just amazing to walk around backstage. You get a special feeling back there.
"When we can fit it around our schedule, we like to play there. They ask us a lot, but there are a lot of times our schedule will not permit it. But if we have a weekend off, we like to do it. It is still a very prestigious thing just to be asked, so you don't want to turn it down if you can help it. It's always so much fun and there are always a lot of people we know hanging around there. It's cool to be there and see them all."
While in Nashville, he's also going to tape a show for the Food Network.
"Me and my wife (Tracy) are in a cake decorating contest," Montgomery said. "There are a bunch of artists doing it. She (Tracy) talked me into it. I have never done anything like this in my life. I am afraid of what it will look like."
Montgomery had a different type of scare last week during a show in Oshkosh, Wis., when shots were fired over his tour bus before his concert.
"There were about 40,000 people there and some guys got upset or something. They were behind the backstage fence and started shooting. They put a bullet hole in the Jumbotron and shot over our bus," Montgomery said. "Police and the swat team were all over the place. They told us to stay on the bus and ran everyone out of the backstage area.
"I've seen crazy stuff like that in a bar before, but nothing like this. I didn't get shot at when we were in Iraq (to entertain the U.S. troops). It was not a lot of fun."
Watching "Lucky Man" rise to No. 1 has been fun.
"It's No. 1 in both charts this week and looks like it will stay there another week," Montgomery said. "We're so lucky to live where we do and have so many great fans supporting us. I can't thank the man upstairs enough for that."
Montgomery also is looking forward to the upcoming football season because he thinks his UK Wildcats could have another banner season.
"If they could just beat Tennessee. That's what I really want. So many guys give me a hard time. If Kentucky could beat Tennessee, those guys will never hear the end of it from me. And I think Kentucky is going to have a team this year that could do that," Montgomery said.