Saturday, September 09, 2017

 

Helicopter crash claims Country star's life

Troy Gentry, one half of country duo Montgomery Gentry, has died following a helicopter crash in New Jersey. He was 50.The helicopter's pilot also was killed, authorities said.
Troy and Eddie Montgomery are  both natives of Kentucky. Eddie Montgomery and Troy Gentry 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 was known for its Southern rock influences, and collaborated with Charlie Daniels, Toby Keith, Five for Fighting, and members of The Allman Brothers Band.
Montgomery Gentry released six studio albums for Columbia Records which produced more than twenty chart singles for the duo on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts.  In 2009, they were inducted into the Grand Ole Opry.





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