Troy Gentry half of the country duo singing group, ‘Montgomery Gentry’ has died, he was 50. Gentry was flying in a helicopter to his concert in Medford, NJ. He died along with one of the passengers on the plane, the band announced on ‘Twitter.’ The concert was immediately canceled with a full refund promised for all ticket holders. The other member of the band, Eddie Montgomery was not on the plane, the identity of the other passenger has not been released. The concert was canceled before the identity of Gentry as a victim of the crash was revealed.
The statement from the group read in part, “It is with great sadness that we confirm that Troy Gentry, half of the popular country music duo ‘Montgomery Gentry’ was tragically killed in a helicopter crash today at 1:00 p.m. Today (Friday) in Medford, N.J.” The group was scheduled to perform at the ‘Flying W Airport and Resort in Medford, NJ. The Gentry family thanked fans for all of their well wishes and support, and asked for privacy during this time. The band formed and started recording in the 1990’s.
Theyhad several hits, including one of their biggest, ‘My Town’. Gentry was married twice, his current wife, Angie McClure he married in 1999. The couple had a daughter Kaylee,14. Gentry has an older daughter as well from his first marriage. A few hours before the crash the band too to their ‘Twitter’ account and said they were excited to see all of their fans in Medford, NJ. Gentry’s family is said to be heartbroken and inconsolable. Gentry’s band mate Eddie Montgomery tragically lost his teenage son Hunter Montgomery in 2015 in a grisly accident. The band was set to release a new album this year, no word yet on the future of the as yet untitled album.