With 20 plus charted singles, the Kentucky-born duo Montgomery Gentry (Eddie Montgomery and Troy Gentry) earned Country Music Association and Academy of Country Music awards, as well as a GRAMMY nomination with undeniable blue-collar anthems such as “Hell Yeah,” “My Town,” and “Hillbilly Shoes.” They’ve notched five No. 1 singles (“If You Ever Stop Loving Me,” “Something To Be Proud Of,” “Lucky Man,” “Back When I Knew It All” and “Roll With Me”) and were inducted as Grand Ole Opry members in 2009. The duo, whose trademark sound combined Southern Rock and Country, achieved Platinum certification on three of their albums and Gold certification on three others.
This past summer Troy Gentry died in a helicopter crash at the age of 50. Despite Troy’s passing, the shows will go on, according to Eddie. “We talked about it a long time ago. We both said, ‘If one of us goes down, we want the MG brand to keep going. I will continue to honor him and our friends.”
The tour supports the dynamic new album Here’s To You. Originally conceived to mark Montgomery Gentry’s 20th anniversary, the collection which was recorded before Gentry’s death, serves as a reminder of the iconic pair’s powerful presence and also points to fruitful future for Eddie Montgomery and the Montgomery Gentry brand. With the release of Here’s To You, the band’s legacy remains solidly intact and a robust touring schedule will ensure that the music that they labored over for two years will be shared with old and new “friends” alike.