Country music lost many great artists and musicians in 2017, including Troy Gentry, Glen Campbell, Mel Tillis, and more.
“I’m anxious to get back out on the road and play some new music for our friends and fans,” Montgomery said in a press release.
Montgomery remembers the crash as “a horrific day,” which changed the course of his life and career from then on out.
Gentry’s bandmate Eddie Montgomery also paid tribute to his friend during the 2017 CMA Awards, surprising the audience when he joined Dierks Bentley and Rascal Flatts onstage to sing their hit, “My Town.”
Gentry’s wife and one of his daughters were in the audience, with his wife shedding tears as they sang her late husband’s famous single.
Their last album together as a duo, Here’s to You, will be released sometime in February.
“Troy never sounded better. This video is like a walk down memory lane for me and T-Roy over the years. So many great memories,” Eddie Montgomery shares.
“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.
“We want to thank you for the outpouring of love, comfort, and prayers,” Jennifer Montgomery shared.
Covering Montgomery Gentry’s 2002 hit, “My Town,” Little Big Town’s one-of-a-kind harmonies were put on display for all to hear.
Friends of Gentry say the track was deeply personal and autobiographical for the singer.
Family, friends, fans, and colleagues of the late Troy Gentry poured into the Grand Ole Opry House to pay their respects to the singer.
The NTSB has reported that the pilot “was unable to control engine rpm with throttle inputs.”
The decision to take flight in a helicopter was a “spur of the moment” decision that ultimately cost Troy Gentry his life.
Troy Gentry’s life will be celebrated with a public service held at the Grand Ole Opry House on September 14.
“Today, in honor of Troy, we’re gonna do one of our favorite songs of all time…” Shay Mooney says in the clip.
As news of their deaths spread, many country artists took to Twitter to express their sadness and send prayers to the families of the deceased.
Troy Gentry of award-winning duo Montgomery Gentry has died in a helicopter crash.