The 51st Annual Country Music Awards took place on Wednesday evening, November 8th. The infamous awards ceremony was filled with several notable moments—one being some all-time favorite country music artists taking the stage to honor late singer Troy Gentry.
50-year-old Gentry, from the popular duo, Montgomery Gentry, sadly died in a tragic, helicopter crash in September while on his way to New Jersey to perform a concert. The other half of the duo, Eddie Montgomery, was not with him at the time.
Gentry was well-known for his strong faith, kind heart, and generous attitude. His obituary described him as a family man and dedicated follower of Christ Jesus.
The country world was truly saddened by his passing. If he had still been with us today, Gentry would have likely been present at this year’s CMAs.
Since Gentry is now in a better place, artists Rascal Flatts, Dierks Bentley, and, of course, Eddie Montgomery sang Montgomery Gentry’s hit song, “My Town” in honor of the late singer. Photos of Gentry were displayed on the screen, bringing tears to the crowd’s eyes and ultimately receiving a standing ovation.
According to Country Rebel, Gentry promised to bring his daughter Kaylee to her first awards show prior to his death. Gentry’s wife Angie fulfilled that promise on his behalf, who was with Kaylee at the 2017 CMAs on Wednesday night.
Watch a clip from the performance below:
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In related news, Carrie Underwood gave a tear-jerking performance at the CMAs.