Single Success Pushes Up Montgomery’s Album Release

“The Little Girl,” a new single by John Michael Montgomery with Alison Krauss on backing vocals, is generating lots of calls from country radio listeners. The song was not scheduled for release until this week, but was included on a radio compilation CD by accident. Listener response at stations that received it prompted competing radio programmers to request early shipment of the single. Atlantic Records has decided to release the album, Brand New Me, on Sept. 26 instead of Oct. 3.