Eddie of Montgomery Gentry Makes First Statement On Troy Gentry’s Death
Posted: 5:48 am Tuesday, September 26th, 2017
By Staff Writer
Sept. 8th was a huge day in Country Music. We lost two huge parts of the industry. Don Williams and Troy Gentry. Troy was one half of the country duo Montgomery Gentry and MG was coming up on their 20 year anniversary of being a duo. They were celebrating their 20 years by putting together a brand new album of all new music. Unfortunately, Troy passed away before the album could be released. Since Sept 8th, we haven’t heard from Eddie Montgomery at all regarding his band mate. He has kept to himself and has been grieving in private but for the first time in 3 weeks, he has broken his silence on the death of his bandmate.
Montgomery sent the message to country radio programmers along with the latest Montgomery Gentry single, “Better Me,” the first track from a full album the duo completed before Gentry was killed in a helicopter crash on September 8.
“I want to thank everyone for their support and prayers,” Montgomery said (via The Boot). “Our world was turned upside down in an instant, and nothing could have prepared us for this.”
“I think [this new album] is the best record of our career,” he added. “‘Better Me’ is a song we all loved, and Troy sings his a– off on it. It speaks volumes about his life and who he had become and everyone he touched and how much he loved his family. I am so proud of this song, and also to call [Gentry] my friend, my family, my brother for 30 years.”