By: Amanda Larrison//
The music world lost an amazing human being this month: Troy Gentry. Gentry was Flying into Medford, New Jersey for a concert on September 8th when he was in a fatal helicopter accident. For those who don’t know, he was a part of the country duo, Montgomery Gentry, alongside Eddie Montgomery. He had been in the music business with Eddie since the nineties and the pair finally made it big in 1999 with their hit “Hillbilly Shoes.” The band continued to be very successful with many hits including “If You Ever Stop Loving Me,” “Lucky Man,” and “Something to Be Proud of.”
On Thursday, September 14th, a memorial service was held for Troy in Nashville, which celebrated his life and the wonderful legacy he leaves behind. At the memorium, Eddie Montgomery put out an unreleased Montgomery Gentry song titled “Better Me” in memory of his lifelong friend. The song is very beautiful and has a pure and touching message.
Take a Listen :
Here are some other country artists that shared some kind words about their friend Troy:
Found this picture of me and my old friend Troy a few days ago.. I am heart broken. pic.twitter.com/J3mT86DIaa
— Blake Shelton (@blakeshelton) September 8, 2017
— Jason Aldean (@Jason_Aldean) September 8, 2017
God bless you Troy Gentry. Heartbroken and in disbelief.
— Brad Paisley (@BradPaisley) September 8, 2017
Just heard about Troy Gentry… I literally have no words. Have known him for years and played so many shows with him and Eddie… #prayers
— ChrisYoungMusic (@ChrisYoungMusic) September 8, 2017
Shocked and saddened by the sudden, tragic loss of Troy today. He was a friend and a good man. Prayers go out to his precious family. pic.twitter.com/1u8d4rerE9
— Rascal Flatts (@rascalflatts) September 8, 2017