Troy Gentry, half of the country duo Montgomery Gentry, was killed in a tragic helicopter accident on Friday, September 8th, in Medford, NJ. The duo was scheduled to perform a show nearby that night. Gentry and duo partner, Eddie Montgomery, have been a staple in country music for about 20 years, with hits like “My Town,” “Where I Come From,” “Something to Be Proud Of,” and many others.
A celebration of Troy Gentry’s life is scheduled for Thursday, September 14th, at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville starting at 11am. This event is open to the public. A private family funeral will be held following. The Gentry family requests that in lieu of flowers, those who would like to donate should send their donations to the TJ Martell Foundation, of which Gentry was a big supporter of, or donate to the hurricane relief funds through the American Red Cross.
Average Joes Entertainment confirmed the Montgomery Gentry Had completed their 8th studio album prior to the accident, suggesting that it will still be released on an unknown date in the future.