Troy Gentry, of the award-winning country music duo Montgomery Gentry, has died at age 50.
Rolling Stone reports:
Troy Gentry, one half of the popular country duo Montgomery Gentry, died in a helicopter crash in Medford, New Jersey on Friday, September 8th, where he was scheduled to perform that evening. With his performing partner Eddie Montgomery, Gentry enjoyed a series of country hits throughout the 2000s, including five Number Ones. He was 50 years old.
The duo’s team shared the news earlier on Twitter, saying that no further details about the crash were known at this time. “[The] family wishes to acknowledge all of the kind thoughts and prayers, and asks for privacy at this time,” they wrote.
Gentry is survived by his wife Angie and two daughters.
Montgomery Gentry was the only duo that interrupted Brooks & Dunn’s record-setting Vocal Duo streak at the CMA Awards. They also won ACM trophies and an American Music Award for Favorite New Country Artist:
Gentry sang lead on many of their biggest hits, including their first #1 single, “If You Ever Stop Loving Me”:
Here are some more of their signature songs featuring Gentry on lead.
“Back When I Knew it All”