Every young artist needs a few lucky breaks on their way to the top. Thanks to his friendship with ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons, singer-songwriter Tim Montana is off to a pretty solid start.

Rolling Stone reports on the duo's latest collaboration, the single release of 'Weed and Whiskey,' drawn from a series of Nashville sessions supervised by Gibbons and producer Marshall Altman. Gibbons guests on the track, and as Gibbons told the magazine, his fondness for the song -- which you can hear below -- dates back to Montana's stint as ZZ Top's opening act.

"I said, 'You don't have a record out, but the crowd is already singing along with it. How'd they know it?'" Gibbons recalled. "Tim said, 'They don't know it, but by the time we get to the third verse, they've picked it up.' It is kind of catchy. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out how to sing 'Weed and Whiskey.'"

Calling the results of their two weeks in the studio "right on the money" and "just good energy," Montana joked that his connection with Gibbons might be the product of more than musical similarities.

"A lot of people assume that I'm Billy's son and we're not going to let the truth get in the way of a good story," he laughed. "He might have been traveling through Montana in the mid-Eighties, we're not sure."

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