For country music fans out there, the name “Montgomery Gentry” may ring a few bells; it may even prompt a few precious memories. Eddie Montgomery and Troy Gentry gave the band its name, with the pair having entertained die-hard fans all over the world since they first joined forces in 1999.
And to say that Montgomery Gentry are successful would be an understatement. In excess of 20 of their singles have hit the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, while three of their albums have also gone platinum. Not only that, but in 2000 the pair were honored as the Country Music Association’s Vocal Duo of the Year; they have been since been nominated for the award on a further nine occasions.
However, tragedy would strike the band on September, 8, 2017, when Gentry passed away in a helicopter accident – mere hours before the pair were due to take to the stage in New Jersey. The vehicle had ended up in a forested area close to an airport in Medford.