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Montgomery Gentry
Montgomery Gentry 2008.jpg
Background information
OriginSummit, Kentucky, USA
GenresCountry
Years active1998-2017
LabelsColumbia Records, Average Joe's Entertainment, Blaster Records
Associated actsSocial Distortion
Past membersEddie Montgomery
Troy Gentry (deceased)

Montgomery Gentry was an American country music band. It was started in 1998. The band is made up of vocalists Eddie Montgomery[a] and Troy Gentry.[1] Both are from Kentucky. The duo is known for its Southern rock influences.[1] They have collaborated with Charlie Daniels, Toby Keith, Five for Fighting, and members of the Allman Brothers Band. In 1999, they were awarded Favorite New Artist—Country at the American Music Awards. Both the Academy of Country Music and Country Music Association named them Duo of the Year in 2000. They have been been nominated for this award by both associations in every year until 2016.

In 2009, they were inducted into the Grand Ole Opry.[2]

Troy Gentry died in a helicopter crash on September 8, 2017, aged 50.[3]

Discography

Studio albums

Notes

  1. Eddie Montgomery is the brother of country music artist John Michael Montgomery.[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Richard Carlin, Country (New York: Infobase Publishers, 2005), p. 142
  2. Stephen L. Betts (May 27, 2009). "Montgomery Gentry Invited to Join Grand Ole Opry". TASTE OF COUNTRY NETWORK. http://theboot.com/montgomery-gentry-invited-to-join-grand-ole-opry/. Retrieved 15 February 2014. 
  3. "Troy Gentry of Montgomery Gentry duo killed in helicopter crash". https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/2017/09/08/troy-gentry-montgomery-gentry-duo-killed-helicopter-crash/647368001. Retrieved September 8, 2017.