Country music is at a huge loss today with the passing of Troy Gentry, one half of the duo Montgomery Gentry. Confirmed by the popular duo’s official Facebook page, Gentry was killed in a tragic helicopter accident. This happened at 1pm in Medford, New Jersey. The cause of the crash is unknown at this time.
Montgomery Gentry was formed in 1999 by Eddie Montgomery and Troy Gentry. Over the years, they’ve had numerous chart topping hits, ACM and CMA awards, and became Grand Ole Opry members.
Some Country artists and superstars took to social media about the sudden event.
Country music is at loss today. Our prayers are with the families of Don Williams & Troy Gentry. It’s a sad day.
— Luke Bryan (@LukeBryanOnline) September 8, 2017
No! Not Don Williams & Troy Gentry. My thoughts & prayers go out to their families. Thank u for the amazing music & for inspiring us all.
— Jerrod Niemann (@jrodfromoz) September 8, 2017
Man they just don’t make em any nicer than Troy Gentry. He was always very very kind. Just can’t believe it. What a loss.
— Randy Houser (@RandyHouser) September 8, 2017
2 legends lost at once. Troy Gentry and Don Williams will be missed so much. Praying for their families and may they rest in peace.
— Big & Rich (@bigandrich) September 8, 2017
— Kid Rock (@KidRock) 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
Listen to these top Montgomery Gentry songs as you remember this legend…
‘Where I Come From’
‘Something to Be Proud Of’
‘What Do Ya Think About That’
‘If You Ever Stop Loving Me’
‘Some People Change’