One of the country music’s great Troy Gentry has reportedly died in a helicopter crash. He was 50.
Latest reports suggest that Troy Gentry was killed in a helicopter crash in New Jersey earlier today. Tory Gentry cause of death was helicopter crash.
There is no word if his friend Eddie Montgomery was also with him onboard the helicopter that crashed in a field in Medford around 1 PM ET.
Troy Gentry and Eddie Montgomery were not just great friends but also the fountainhead behind Montgomery Gentry. Montgomery Gentry is an American country music duo composed of vocalists Eddie Montgomery and Troy Gentry, both natives of Kentucky
It is no secret that the two began performing in the 1990s as part of two different bands with Montgomery’s brother, John Michael Montgomery. Although Gentry won a talent contest in 1994, he reunited with Eddie Montgomery after Gentry was unable to find a solo record deal, and Montgomery Gentry was formed in 1999. The duo is known for its Southern rock influences, and has collaborated with Charlie Daniels, Toby Keith, Five for Fighting, and members of The Allman Brothers Band.
Troy Gentry is survived by his wife and 2 kids. Montgomery Gentry’s biggest hit is “Something to Be Proud Of” — which topped the country music charts in 2005. They also had hits with “If You Ever Stop Loving Me” and “My Town.”
A report in the Variety says that Gentry was scheduled to perform, along with his Montgomery Gentry partner Eddie Montgomery, Friday night at the Flying W Airport & Resort in Medford. The concert had been canceled even before Gentry was revealed to have been a victim in the accident. Reports suggest that there besides Gentry only a pilot was killed in the helicopter crash.
Troy gentry married Angie Gentry in 1999 and the two have two daughters, Kaylee Gentry and Taylor Gentry.