Updated: September 08, 2017


THE COUNTRY MUSIC INDUSTRY IS MOURNING THE LOSS OF TROY GENTRY OF THE DUO MONTGOMERY GENTRY.  GENTRY WAS KILLED IN A HELICOPTER CRASH AROUND 1 FRIDAY AFTERNOON NEAR MEDFORD NEW JERSEY.  THE GROUP WAS SCHEDULED TO PLAY A CONCERT NEAR WHERE THE CRASH OCCURRED LATER IN THE EVENING.  DETAILS SURROUNDING THE INCIDENT ARE STILL BEING INVESTIGATED.  GENTRY, A KENTUCKY NATIVE, WAS 50 YEARS OLD AND JOINED GROUP MEMBER EDDIE MONTGOMERY IN LAWRENCEBURG IN 2016 FOR THE MIDDLE TENNESSEE DISTRICT FAIR CONCERT.