Country music artist Troy Gentry died September 8 in Bedford, New Jersey when the helicopter he was riding in crashed. Gentry, 50, was en route for a performance later in the day. The aircraft crashed in the woods just short of the airport. By Michael R. Holzworth, U.S. Air Force – http://www.defenseimagery.mil; VIRIN: 100417-F-3431H-356, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=11010947
Gentry is one half of the award winning Country music duo Montgomery Gentry. By nola.agent, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=5118021
He was born Troy Lee Gentry on April 5, 1967 in Lexington, Kentucky where he began performing while in his teens. After winning a local talent contest, Gentry opened for Patty Loveless, Tracy Byrd, Eddie Rabbit, and John Michael Montgomery – John is the brother of Montgomery Gentry band mate Eddie Montgomery.
His accomplishments include winning the Vocal Duo of the Year from the Country Music Association, the Top New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year from the Academy of Country Music, and the Academy of Country Music humanitarian award. Montgomery Gentry’s music has appeared on “The Dukes of Hazzard” and “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk”.
He is survived by his wife Angie and daughters Taylor and Kaylee.
Montgomery Gentry discography:
“Tattoos & Scars”
“You Do Your Thing”
“Some People Change”
“Back When I Knew it All”
“Rebels on the Run”
“Folks Like Us”
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