Montgomery Gentry Album Arrives After Difficult Year

Eddie Montgomery and Troy Gentry—award-winning duo Montgomery Gentry—will soon release the duo’s seventh studio album, Rebels on the Run. The new 11 song collection will be available from their new label home Average Joe’s Entertainment, on Oct. 4, 2011.

“In a lot of ways the past year has been has been nothing but hell,” said Eddie Montgomery, whose life was upended with the C-word and D-word late last year. He was blindsided by news of prostate cancer, which was fortunately  caught early, promptly treated it and is now in remission. A short time later, his wife filed for divorce. “Man, without T-Roy and my family, this music, our fans and the Man upstairs, I don’t know how I would’ve gotten through it.”

“I don’t know if we would have made the same album if we hadn’t been through everything we’ve been through in the last year,” added Troy. “We’ve always tried to record songs about things we’ve lived or seen, but the depth of all of those experiences really comes out in this album.”

Average Joe’s instructed Eddie, Troy and producer Michael Knox, to “Go in and make some Montgomery Gentry music.” Music that harkened back to the songs that initially brought them to the dance.

“They had gotten away from the music that made people fall in love with them in the beginning,” said Tom Baldrica, President of Average Joe’s Entertainment. “Eddie and Troy know their audience better than anyone, because they are their audience. That made it easy for them figure out what kind of songs they wanted on this album. They have also developed incredible relationships with the best songwriters in the business, which in turn helped them get the absolute best songs.”

As members of the Grand Ole Opry since 2009, Montgomery Gentry will be back in Nashville to play the storied stage on September 13. They are also scheduled to headline the 28th Annual Love Ride motorcycle rally with Jay Leno outside Los Angeles on Sunday, October 23, 2011.

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