Eddie Montgomery Opens Up, Will Continue Making Music

Montgomery Gentry at the Washington County Fair!

When Troy Gentry died unexpectedly in a helicopter crash, his musical partner Eddie Montgomery never thought of giving up music, and he knows that’s what Troy would have wanted. In fact, he tells “People” that they talked about just such a thing.

“We said to each other, ‘Hey, we want Montgomery Gentry to keep going,’” he tells “People.” “It’s weird, I always thought it was going to be me that went down first.”

Eddie says of the day Troy died, “A little piece of my soul got lost there,” adding, “It was a horrific day, my world changed as much as the band did. It’s something that you never get over. It’s going to be in my mind and my soul for the rest of my life.”

As for the future of his career, Eddie says, “I’ve never done anything else but play music. It’s all I’ve ever known,” noting of Troy, “He was more than just a singer. He was a brother and he was always there. As far as I’m concerned, we’re still making music together.”

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