Two months after his tragic demise, Troy Gentry‘s former bandmate and greatest buddy Eddie Montgomery was joined on stage by Rascal Flatts and Dierks Bentley to carry out a tribute efficiency of “My City” on the 2017 CMA Awards.
Gentry, who died in a helicopter crash on the age of 50 on September eight, was a part of Montgomery Gentry for 20 years on the time of his passing. Gentry’s widow, Angie Gentry, and their 15-year-old daughter, Kaylee, walked the pink carpet earlier than the present. Through the efficiency, the cameras panned to Kaylee and her mom, each very emotional.
“It’s with nice unhappiness that we affirm that Troy Gentry, half of the favored nation duo, Montgomery Gentry, was tragically killed in a helicopter crash which happened at roughly 1:00pm at this time in Medford, New Jersey,” the band wrote on Twitter on the time of Gentry’s passing. “The duo was scheduled to carry out tonight on the Flying W Airport & Resort in Medford. Troy Gentry was 50-years-old. Particulars of the crash are unknown. Troy Gentry’s household needs to acknowledge the entire sort ideas and prayers and asks for privateness right now.”
The nation singer’s memorial happened at The Grand Ole Opry on September 14 the place a number of nation stars paid their respects. Vince Gill carried out “Each time You Come Round” on the memorial. “I hope you’ll lean on this [Opry] household,” Gill mentioned. “It’s a very good one. And don’t disappear. Let this household love you.”
Montgomery took to Twitter hours earlier than the CMAs to present an replace. “Hey Guys. I do know it’s been some time nevertheless it has been a really emotional time, however you can be listening to from quickly,” he wrote. “Our new music is popping out and I hope you’ll give it a pay attention. Me and T-Roy had been very pleased with this new cd.”
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