Montgomery Gentry’s Troy Gentry Dies In Helicopter Crash

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• September 8, 2017

Pictured (L-R): Eddie Montgomery, Troy Gentry

Troy Gentry, half of the popular country duo, Montgomery Gentry, died in a helicopter crash today (Sept. 8), at approximately 1 p.m. in Medford, New Jersey at the Flying W Airport & Resort, where the band was scheduled to perform tonight. He was 50 years old.

Another unidentified man also died when the Schweitzer 269 helicopter crashed in a wooded area off the end of a runway. The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the incident.

With 20 plus charted singles, the Kentucky-born duo has earned CMA, ACM, and GRAMMY awards and nominations with blue-collar anthems like “Hell Yeah,” “My Town,” and “Hillbilly Shoes.” They’ve notched five No. 1 singles (“If You Ever Stop Loving Me,” “Something To Be Proud Of,” “Lucky Man,” “Back When I Knew It All” and “Roll With Me”), were inducted as Grand Ole Opry members in 2009 and were inducted into the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame in 2015.

The band was working on a new album for Average Joes.

This is the second death in the Gentry family this year, Troy’s father, Lloyd Gentry passed away Aug. 13 in Nicholasville, Ky.

The Gentry family wishes to acknowledge all of the kind thoughts and prayers, and asks for privacy at this time.

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