On September 8, country music star Troy Gentry was killed in a tragic helicopter accident. Gentry was near the Flying W airport and venue where he was scheduled to perform that night with the other half of his band Montgomery Gentry.
Since the accident, family, friends, and fans all over have been mourning the loss of Gentry. His obituary highlighted his generosity, kindness, and, most importantly, his faith.
Now, for the first time since Gentry's death, his music partner is speaking out about the incident. Eddie Montgomery released a statement and talked about their song that they had just completed before Gentry's death.
Montgomery said, "I want to thank everyone for their support and prayers. Our world was turned upside down in an instant and nothing could have prepared us for this. Over the past few months me and T-Roy have been working on what I think is the best record of our career. In the last few weeks we had been talking about what our first single would be. Then on September 8, none of that mattered."
Shortly after Troy Gentry's death, Average Joe Entertainment, Montgomery Gentry's record label, revealed the completion of their album. Their first single, "Better Me," played at the close of the celebration of life ceremony on September 14.
“‘Better Me’ is a song we all loved and Troy sings his ass off on it,” Montgomery wrote. “It speaks volumes about his life and who he had become and everybody he touched and how much he loved his family. I am so proud of this song and also to call him my friend, my family, my brother for 30 years.”
Below is the first single on Montgomery Gentry's last and final album:
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