Eddie Montgomery Makes First Statement Since Troy Gentry’s Death

Montgomery Gentry’s Eddie Montgomery has made his first statement after the passing of his longtime musical partner and friend, Troy Gentry.

“Our world was turned upside down in an instant and nothing could have prepared us for this,” Montgomery shared in a statement to the press. “Over the past few months me and T-Roy have been working on what I think is the best record of our career. In the last few weeks we had been talking about what our first single would be. Then on September 8, none of that mattered.”

The note came in an email about the duo’s new song, “Better Me.” The song was played at the conclusion of Gentry’s public memorial service at the Grand Ole Opry on Sept. 14.

“‘Better Me’ is a song we all loved and Troy sings his ass off on it. It speaks volumes about his life and who he had become and everybody he touched and how much he loved his family. I am so proud of this song and also to call him my friend, my family, my brother for 30 years,” concluded Montgomery.

Montgomery has quietly mourned the loss of Gentry after a helicopter accident claimed his life on September 8. His wife previously made a statement about the passing, thanking fans, friends and family for their support during the difficult time.

An in-depth investigation is still underway following the crash that claimed both Gentry’s life and the life of the pilot, James Even Robinson. Initial findings report engine failure as the cause of the crash.

No word on if or when Montgomery Gentry will release the full album.