It’s been nearly two months since Troy Gentry was tragically killed in a helicopter accident. Now, Eddie Montgomery is releasing a lyric video tribute to go along with the duo’s recently released single “Better Me.”
Originally, the song was part of the album Montgomery Gentry were releasing together in 2018. However, after Gentry’s death, Montgomery decided to release the single as a tribute to his long-time partner. It’s one of the few songs where Gentry took the lead on vocals.
Throughout the video, viewers can see pictures of Gentry over the years. The team put together a wonderful look at Gentry’s life and it honors him in the right way. Take a look at the moving video, at the top of the article.
Montgomery Gentry first started making music together in the 1990s. They released six studio albums through Columbia Records and were planning to release a seventh next year. Some of their greatest hits include “Lucky Man,” “Back When I Knew it All,” “My Town,” and “Gone.” Over their career, the duo had three number one hits, including the most played song by a duo in 2005.
The duo also won several awards over the years and was nominated for numerous others. In 1999, Montgomery Gentry won an AMA for Favorite New Artist. The following year, they won the Top New Vocal Duo or Group at the ACMs and the Vocal Duo of the Year at the CMAs.
Their career continued strong until Troy Gentry died in a helicopter accident on Sept. 8. He and Eddie Montgomery were planning to perform later that day at a nearby airport. Gentry took an impromptu helicopter ride shortly before the show was to begin. The pilot began experiencing engine problems and tried to make an emergency landing. Sadly, the helicopter crashed short of the runway, and both Gentry and the pilot died.