The country music industry and fans suffered a shocking blow when Troy Gentry, one half of the duo, Montgomery Gentry, died in a pre-show helicopter crash, Sept. 8, 2017. My Country 107.3’s Kevin McCoy got to talk with Eddie Montgomery about life without “T-Roy” and their new album, which they completed just 2 days before Troy’s death.
Eddie opened up to Kevin McCoy Friday, Feb. 2, 2018, the morning of their album release, ‘Here’s To You’.
Saying that his “whole world changed the day that Troy died”, Eddie said the odd thing was that “T-Roy” as he calls him, had told him one night over a couple of drinks, that if one of them died before the other, then the surviving member had to make sure that the ‘Montgomery Gentry’ brand would live on.
So Eddie took that conversation to heart and has worked diligently to complete production on the album he says they completed two days before Troy was killed. An instance that he calls just plain “spooky”.
The album features their hit single ‘Better Me’, which Eddie says that Troy really, really wanted to sing on and another “spooky” fact in retrospect, saying in the letter to their fans, that Troy “sings his ass off on it. It speaks volumes about his life and who he had become and everyone he touched and how much he loved his family”.
Eddie, calling their fans, ‘friends’, expressed how much he has appreciated their love and support since Troy’s death.