Troy Gentry, half of the popular country duo Montgomery Gentry was killed this afternoon according to their website. The singer was reportedly killed in Medford, New Jersey. There is no more information regarding the crash.
The following was posted on the news feed of the groups website: “It is with great sadness that we confirm that Troy Gentry, half of the popular country duo, Montgomery Gentry, was tragically killed in a helicopter crash which took place at approximately 1:00pm today in Medford, New Jersey. The duo was scheduled to perform tonight at the Flying W Airport & Resort in Medford. Troy Gentry was 50 years old.
Details of the crash are unknown.
Troy Gentry’s family wishes to acknowledge all of the kind thoughts and prayers, and asks for privacy at this time.”
The country duo is well known for their rock and roll-country brand of music. Their hits included “Gone”, “Hillbilly Shoes”, “She Couldn’t Change Me”, along with other hits. The duo won four awards, including the 2000 Vocal Duo of the Year from the Country Music Awards and the 2010 Home Depot Humanitarian Award from the Academy of Country Music.
The duo wasscheduled to tour through the end of October.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Gentry’s family as well as music partner Eddie Montgomery.